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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: Leasehold and Freehold Charges

Leasehold and Freehold Charges

This research, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), examined 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.