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Read more at: Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana's traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Ghana

Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana's traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Ghana

Housing Studies have published a paper co-authored by Richmond Ehwi This paper investigates housing transformation, the rent gap and gentrification in compound houses in Bantama, a sub-metro in Ghana’s second-largest city, Kumasi. It argues that the ongoing housing transformation has altered the ‘...


Read more at: Exploring the Financial Implications of Advance Rent Payment and Induced Furnishing of Rental Housing in Ghanaian Cities: The Case of Dansoman, Accra-Ghana

Exploring the Financial Implications of Advance Rent Payment and Induced Furnishing of Rental Housing in Ghanaian Cities: The Case of Dansoman, Accra-Ghana

Housing Policy Debate have published an article by Richmond Juvenile Ehwi, Lewis Abedi Asante & Nicky Morrison. Across the globe, private rental housing performs a critical role within modern housing systems. However, the nature of the sector, the households it serves, and the contractual...


Read more at: Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

A paper by Dr Sabina Maslova and Prof Russell King has been published in Cities. This paper explores the residential trajectories of highly skilled transnational migrants in London. It analyses this under-researched topic by drawing on interview data with 32 mostly Italian and Russian migrants. The...


Read more at: Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

A journal paper co-authored by Sabina Maslova and Gemma Burgess has been published online by the International Journal of Housing Policy. Different legal statuses of migrants are known to affect housing opportunities in the destination cities. The research explores the housing journeys of Ghanaian...


Read more at: Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads

The aim of this research, funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain, was to understand how digital technology is being used to enable new forms of shared living in the private rented sector. With a focus on the use of digital technology in shared rented accommodation, the research investigated...


Read more at: Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

Contract research for Commonweal Housing explored different types of shared housing available for non-resident parents and investigated their experiences of parenting their children whilst living in shared housing. This ESRC Impact Acceleration Account project provided the oppportunity to increase...


Read more at: Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

The Young Foundation commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme, assessing its effectiveness in supporting participating innovations to grow and achieving wider impact.


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: Private rented sector and buy to let mortgage market: five year outlook

Private rented sector and buy to let mortgage market: five year outlook

OneSavings Bank plc (OSB) commissioned research from CCHPR into the private rented sector and buy to let market. This will helped develop a deeper understanding of the drivers of the market.


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: Private housing sector: The UK and ideas from other countries

Private housing sector: The UK and ideas from other countries

The private rented housing sector: The UK and ideas from other countries - a seminar presentation to the Social Market Foundation by Michael Oxley, March 2017


Read more at: Landlord portfolio management - past and future

Landlord portfolio management - past and future

This research explored how landlords manage their portfolios and make decisions over buying and selling stock. It was commissioned by Shelter in order to explore how landlords manage their businesses, how this might affect tenants and how this might change in the future.


Read more at: A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment

A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment

This project, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, explored the role of SME investment in the private rented sector. It aimed to raise the profile of this part of the PRS, adding to the understanding of its impact and to inform policy discussion.


Read more at: Poverty, evictions and forced moves

Poverty, evictions and forced moves

This project was awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations. The...


Read more at: Tax credits for affordable housing in the USA: could they work elsewhere?

Tax credits for affordable housing in the USA: could they work elsewhere?

This article by Mike Oxley, published by Housing Finance International in Spring 2015, examines the operation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits in the USA.


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: The private rented sector in North Hertfordshire

The private rented sector in North Hertfordshire

This project involved analysis of private sector data to assist North Hertfordshire District Council in developing its private sector housing strategy.


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: The role of policy in influencing differences between countries in the size of the private rented housing sector

The role of policy in influencing differences between countries in the size of the private rented housing sector

In a presentation at the Department of Land Economy, Professor Mike Oxley addressed the following topics: Comparative studies of rented housing; What is private rented housing?; How much of it is there?; Why is there more in some countries than others?; Does policy explain international differences...


Read more at: Estimating rates of return on private sector rents

Estimating rates of return on private sector rents

The original reason for this research was to assess the extent to which it would be appropriate to use lower quartile house prices as a surrogate for private rents in regional and local analysis in the light of the difficulties in obtaining Rent Officer Service data on the rents they determine for...


Read more at: Estimating rates of return on private sector rents: 1996/97 to 2005/06

Estimating rates of return on private sector rents: 1996/97 to 2005/06

This paper analyses the relationship between private sector rents and house prices in order to examine the viability of the sector in that rents are the only form of return available to the private sector landlord.


Read more at: Comparative analysis of private and social sectors’ rates of return 2007-2009

Comparative analysis of private and social sectors’ rates of return 2007-2009

These papers compare the findings on RSL sector and the private rented sector to provide a clear picture of the extent to which rent and rate of return differentials vary by area, type, etc.


Read more at: Economic and housing market downturn and potential impact on renters and rented sectors

Economic and housing market downturn and potential impact on renters and rented sectors

This is an ‘expert panel’ study for CLG looking at the impact of the economic and housing market downturn on the rented sector of the housing market.


Read more at: Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector

Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector

The project looked at the short and longer term influences on the supply of private rented housing to poorer households in Britain. The Government’s emergency budget of June 2010 proposed substantial reductions in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments made to private tenants who cannot afford...


Read more at: Private Rented Sector Services Review

Private Rented Sector Services Review

Hammersmith and Fulham commissioned Organisational Development to carry out a review of their Private Rented Sector. Anna Clarke's input in a consultancy role on this work offered advice re the use of the private rented sector within Housing Options.


Read more at: The private rented sector in the new century: A comparative approach

The private rented sector in the new century: A comparative approach

The objective of this research was to examine the extent to which different regulatory frameworks across Europe have generated different incentives to provide private rental housing, to live in private rental housing, and to fund that housing.


Read more at: The contribution and potential of the private residential rental market in New Zealand

The contribution and potential of the private residential rental market in New Zealand

Providing country profiles for England, France and Germany in relation to a template provided by Darroch Ltd, the contractor.


Read more at: Analysis of the private rented sector in Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas

Analysis of the private rented sector in Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas

Richmond Council, together with Richmond Housing Partnership, jointly commissioned research in order to form the evidence base of their tenancy strategy. This work helped supplement this evidence base by improving understanding of the private rented sector in and nearby to Richmond with a...


Read more at: The role of the private rented sector in preventing homelessness: identifying good practice and the impact of policy change

The role of the private rented sector in preventing homelessness: identifying good practice and the impact of policy change

The Oak Foundation commissioned research into private rented sector access schemes that focuses on good practice as demonstrated through Oak funded projects. The research also looked more broadly at other successful practices and models. The intention was to share good practice from Oak funded...


Read more at: Understanding the role of private renting: a four country case study

Understanding the role of private renting: a four country case study

The objective of this project, funded by Realdania, was to better understand the incentives and constraints around private rental provision across different institutional, economic and policy frameworks. The research also sought to clarify the factors that might help generate investment in private...


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