rented accommodation

Housing (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing, including provision about the abolition of the right to buy, social housing, the law affecting private housing, the regulation of letting agents and the licensing of sites for mobile homes.

No place to call home: the social impacts of housing undersupply on young people

Report that explores the social impacts of the undersupply of housing on young people. Through quantitative and qualitative research, it was found that, although it is still a strong aspiration – with 88 per cent of young people aged 18–30 wanting to own their own home in 10 years’ time – homeownership is thought to be unattainable for a majority. Fifty-one per cent of those currently renting thought that they would not be able to own in the next 10 years.

Locked out: the Trailblazers' report into accessible housing

This investigation into accessible housing and the services of the UK’s housing providers was instigated following concerns raised by members of the Trailblazers network and their families when searching for accessible accommodation to rent or buy. Members reported having to wait years to find wheelchair-accessible homes, despite local authorities providing funds for adaptations to the homes of thousands of disabled people every year.

Together at home: a new strategy for housing

IPPR's strategy for tackling the complex problems facing housing in England.

Financing of new housing supply (Eleventh report of session 2010-12)

Report that considers the steps that can, and should be, taken to make more finance available for the building of new homes.

Homes fit for families? The case for stable private renting

Briefing that presents new evidence on the changing demographics of people who rent privately, particularly families with children, and considers how they are faring in an under-pressure market in which they have little consumer power.

It also explores the wider social and economic impacts of the rapid growth in private renting.

UK migrants and the private rented sector: a policy and practice report from the Housing and Migration Network

Report on behalf of the Housing and Migration Network which is the first national report to explore the needs and experiences of new migrants living in the private rented sector, to examine practical solutions to problems and to propose policy changes.

Affordable rented housing: creating flexibility for landlords and better outcomes for communities

People have different needs and desires for housing. Some want to rent privately because it suits their lifestyle; many want to buy their own home; and some want to live in affordable rented housing because it provides the low-cost home and long-term security they need. As a result, there is a range
of housing options in Scotland.

This consultation focuses on one of these options: affordable rented housing.

The UK private rented sector as a source of affordable accommodation

This paper examines features of the UK private rented sector, investigates the impact of extending security of tenure and introducing second generation rent controls, assesses the potential for the private rented sector to provide an alternative to home-ownership for households who are priced out of home-ownership, or for whom risks are too high.

Improving the private rented sector in Scotland for the benefit of consumers

This paper sets out the joint position from Consumer Focus Scotland and Shelter Scotland on some of the key issues affecting tenants in the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland. The paper focuses particularly on the specific needs of the most disadvantaged tenants in this sector.