A Social Lettings Agency for London? Viability and potential

Since the 2011 Localism Act empowered local authorities to house homeless residents within the private rented sector, the need to connect and collaborate with private landlords has grown. As many registered providers withdraw from the temporary accommodation market, and council stock fails to keep pace with rising demand, councils are investigating … [Read more...]

PRS Licensing in London – shifting sands

Snapshot of PRS licensing schemes in London, March 2015 Hot on the heels of legislation that may significantly affect PRS licensing in London, Future of London's new briefing,  is meant to help boroughs make sense of the shifting landscape of private-rented property licensing. The paper includes a summary of policy changes, as … [Read more...]

Engaging London’s private rented sector – research in 2015

Thanks to significant grant support from Oak Foundation and Trust for London, we’re getting underway with a major research programme on London’s private rented sector. Over the next three years, we’ll be investigating a number of approaches to addressing the sector’s complex challenges, in order to disseminate learning and best practice across … [Read more...]

Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency – report launch

Future of London is launching a new report, the culmination of our research project ‘Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency’. The private rented sector is the Capital’s only growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants – particularly the most … [Read more...]

Research seminars: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

Research is well underway on Future of London’s latest project, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. Sponsored by EDF Energy, this research programme considers the main challenges to engaging London’s PRS landlords in energy efficiency, and highlights ways that boroughs can improve private rented sector housing in their … [Read more...]

New project: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

The private rented sector is the Capital’s fastest-growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants, with 35% of properties below Decent Homes standards, and private renters disproportionately affected by fuel poverty, as well as uncontrolled rent rises and … [Read more...]