Click here to access Christine Whitehead’s assessment of the Labour leader’s proposals on LSE’s British Politics and Policy Blog. She argues that Miliband’s proposals do not definitively deal with the issue, and that the private rented sectors needs to be addressed by more coherent, nuanced and evidence-based policies.
A report for Homes for Scotland by Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon of LSE London, Peter Williams of the Cambridge Centre for Housing Research, and Kenneth Gibb. Click here to read the report.
A research project by Kath Scanlon, Melissa Fernandez and Christine Whitehead of the London School of Economics and Political Science for Get Living London. Click here to access the report.
In 2011 some 26.5% of London dwellings were rented (vs 16.7% in the rest of England) —a near-doubling from 12.7% in 1991. The main drivers of this shift to private renting include London’s population growth (both natural and through migration), its age profile (the capital has higher proportions of young people and students than the rest of the country), and the fact that would-be first-time buyers face increasing house prices and tightened… Read More
This collection of research, edited by Kath Scanlon of LSE London and Ben Kochan, explores international models for operating larger, more sustainable private rented sectors. Click here to access the report.