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Is alternative housing part of the solution to London’s housing supply crisis?

In her latest blog for British Politics and Policy at LSE, Melissa Fernandez explores the potential of alternative housing as a partial solution to London’s housing supply crisis. After defining what alternative housing includes, Fernandez argues that many of these models have a significant role to play in addressing the London’s supply deficit. To be considered a serious housing supply option, however, she believes that the contexts, prospects and constraints surrounding alternative housing need to… Read More

Would ‘rent stabilisation’ benefit tenants and/or landlords?

On 24 September 2014, Christine Whitehead attended a meeting of the Camden Federation of Private Tenants at which she presented the findings of LSE London’s recent research on rent stabilisation and its potential in the borough. The research, commissioned by the London Borough of Camden and completed in August 2014, explored the principles of rent stabilisation, evidence from international models, and the effects on both landlords and tenants.

Roundtable Discussion at the GLA

A small roundtable was held on the 26th of August between members of LSE London, the GLA, and housing stakeholders to discuss the feasibility of the London Plan’s housing supply objectives/projections. The conversation was based around the new Molior evidence which forms part of the Examination in Public (EIP) documentation.

Scanlon and Fernandez organise two sessions on alternative housing at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014

Kath Scanlon and Melissa Fernandez of LSE London convened two sessions on Alternative Housing at the Royal Geographical Society 2014 Annual International Conference, titled ‘Alternative housing in London (1): visions, values and strategies,’ and ‘Alternative housing in London (2): co-living, co-building and home.’

Rent Stabilisation: Principles and International Experience

Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon produced the report, ‘Rent Stabilisation: Principles and International Experience’ for the London Borough of Camden, intended to stimulate national debate on stabilisation models and lead to action that results in a better private rented sector for both tenants and landlords.

LSE London works with Camden to explore rent regulation

Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon of LSE London were commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to conduct research on rent stabilisation models in practice.

The Economics of Co-Housing

On 2 July 2014, LSE London Research Fellow Kath Scanlon and LSE London Research Officer Melissa Fernandez presented on ‘The Economics of Co-Housing’ at the 2014 European Network of Housing Research (EHHR) Conference in Edinburgh.

Re-evaluating the Greenbelt will deliver more homes

Christine Whitehead argues that part of the solution to the housing supply crisis should be a re-evaluation of our greenbelt policies. Click here to read the full article on ResPublica.

Miliband’s proposals won’t do enough to benefit renters

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.

LSE experts submit joint response challenging Mayor’s Housing Strategy

A group of academics from LSE and other housing experts, hosted by LSE London, met in February to write a response to the Mayor of London’s draft plan to increase the supply of housing in the city. They argue that the plan lacks ‘a real strategy for bringing about the genuinely radical change’ needed to accommodate the number of households expected to form over the next decade – estimated at more than 50,000 per annum. Click here… Read More