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Read more at: Leasehold and Freehold Charges

Leasehold and Freehold Charges

This research, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), will examine the issues of the levels of leasehold and freehold charges being charged, and the variation within these, in order to inform the development of the Ministry's leasehold reform policy and future...


Read more at: Planning for Affordable Housing (PLANAFFHO)

Planning for Affordable Housing (PLANAFFHO)

Dr Sónia Alves's project PLANAFFHO, funded by a two year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, examined how land use planning contributes to the provision of affordable housing for people on low incomes, and how it has promoted a mix of housing tenures within new developments in three European capital...


Read more at: Modelling the impact of taxation reform on the PRS

Modelling the impact of taxation reform on the PRS

Significant policy changes affecting the private rented sector have the potential for a serious impact on the centre as the majority of landlords face increased taxation. The Residential Landlords Association commissioned research to develop an economic model of the finances of PRS landlords and...


Read more at: Housing Policy: Some Alternative Views

Housing Policy: Some Alternative Views

Early in his career, Mike Oxley wrote an article on the state of the UK housing market in 1977. Reading it again, it would seem that policy makers today seem to be facing many of the same issues.


Read more at: Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned CCHPR to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. The project explored whether taxation could be used to incentivise private landlords to improve the affordability, conditions or...


Read more at: Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CHS Group have commissioned CCHPR to explore how CHS Group can set rents that are genuinely affordable for its clients. This research will inform CHS’s policy on rent setting beyond 2020 and, at this opportune time, provide an opportunity to influence sector thinking...


Read more at: Research into Letting Agents Fees to Tenants in Wales

Research into Letting Agents Fees to Tenants in Wales

The Welsh Government funded CCHPR's research into fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector across Wales


Read more at: Shared housing for non-resident parents

Shared housing for non-resident parents

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.


Read more at: Provision of expert advice on UK Housing Statistics

Provision of expert advice on UK Housing Statistics

CCHPR provided expert advice to the Regulatory Arm of the UK Statistics Authority in its review of Housing Statistics.


Read more at: Local public finance and housing policy conference. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply

Local public finance and housing policy conference. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply

Dr Gemma Burgess gave a key note speech at the local public finance and housing policy conference in Israel in December 2014, hosted by the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at IDC Herzliya. The presentation - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply – focuses on housing supply...


Read more at: Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England

CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector...


Read more at: Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate

Community Housing Cymru and the Welsh Local Government Association have commissioned CCHPR to undertake a study into viable housing models for single people only entitled to the housing benefit shared accommodation rate.


Read more at: Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Consultancy input into Evaluation of the JRF’s Housing and Poverty Programme

Anna Clarke worked with Cambridge Policy Consultants as an advisor on their evaluation of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Housing and Poverty Programme.


Read more at: Refining the recent release of the ONS ‘Travel-To-Work Areas’ for housing planning purposes

Refining the recent release of the ONS ‘Travel-To-Work Areas’ for housing planning purposes

This project objective was to refine the ONS Travel-To-Work Areas for Cambridge to make them more appropriate for housing planning purposes.


Read more at: Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

This short piece of research, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to better understand likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing associations and the associated sale of higher value local authority stock.


Read more at: Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house...


Read more at: Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London

Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London

The London Assembly’s Housing Committee undertook an investigation in autumn 2015 into the likely impact of a range of rent stabilisation measures on London’s housing market.


Read more at: Designing compliance into regulatory codes

Designing compliance into regulatory codes

For this project Dr Paul Sanderson (supported by Daniel Banks and Prof. Simon Deakin) worked alongside BRDO staff in their offices, contributing from previous research knowledge on optimising compliance to (i) the design of regulatory codes, and (ii) communications about regulatory codes, affect...


Read more at: The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

This project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of different rent control scenarios on the operation of the Private Rented Sector in England. Six different rent control options were considered, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.


Read more at: How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and...


Read more at: Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

The project sought to influence (a) public policy on affordable housing supply policy instruments and (b) public understanding of policy measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing through the production of a short film, a policy workshop, and engagement with politicians and the...


Read more at: Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, at the House of Commons as part of the session on Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. The presentation focuses on the constraints on new housing supply.


Read more at: Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

This project provided evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looked at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and...


Read more at: Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

This project for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills drew on existing knowledge of regulation and regulatory data within the CCHPR to examine the potential for greater sharing of regulatory data between regulators. The aim was to increase regulatory efficiency and reduce the burden of...


Read more at: Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap.


Read more at: Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: A progress report

Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: A progress report

Volatility has plagued the UK housing market for four decades. The JRF Housing Market Taskforce identified ways to create a more sustainable housing market, suggesting credible long-term policy options to avoid extreme house price fluctuation and protect vulnerable households from its effects. One...


Read more at: 2001 Census briefing paper series

2001 Census briefing paper series

Three reports published during 2003 and 2004 using data from the 2001 Census and Regulatory Statistical Returns.


Read more at: Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership

Housing association stock managed pending transfer into ownership

This report used Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) data for 2002 to provide some base data on the number of housing associations and units involved in this type of stock management. It broke data down between types and sizes of association to examine which associations were most involved in...


Read more at: Adapt and survive: Housing associations' response to changes in housing policy at the beginning of the new century

Adapt and survive: Housing associations' response to changes in housing policy at the beginning of the new century

Using data from the Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) and on the profile of new tenants from CORE, this paper examines recent changes in the Housing Association sector and interprets these in the light of changing emphases in government housing policy.


Read more at: Housing association service charges and their relationship to rents

Housing association service charges and their relationship to rents

This project examined housing association service charges and their relationship to rents. Understanding the relationship between rents and service charges is important for all stakeholders in the housing association sector. Tenants need to budget for their housing costs by understanding what...


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