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 PRS landlords in energy efficiency: report launch and next steps

We launched Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency on 3 December at Pinsent Masons. This report, sponsored by EDF Energy, examines London's private rented sector landscape, and how the public sector can support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It identifies four main challenges that boroughs face, before … [Read more...]

Press release: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

On 3rd December, Future of London, in partnership with EDF Energy, is launching our latest report: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. More details on the launch event are available here, and you can follow the event on Twitter with #PRSenergy and @futureofldn. Presentations and a write-up of the event will be available on our … [Read more...]

Improving standards in London’s PRS

As part of Future of London's research programme on how the public sector can engage private landlords in energy efficiency, this post considers the spatial shifts in London’s private rented sector (PRS), and the effect of its rapid growth on housing standards. The private rented sector in London has increased significantly during the last 10-15 … [Read more...]

Marketing energy efficiency to private landlords – the hard sell

We held the first of two seminars in our EDF Energy-sponsored research programme, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency, on 2nd October, hosted by Pinsent Masons. Participants included London boroughs, related third sector organisations and a representative from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). The aims of the morning were to … [Read more...]