Housing (In)security and evictions in the Private Rented Sector

  • Simcock, Tom (PI)

Project Details


The overarching objective of this project is to assess the current knowledge base on housing (in)security and evictions in the private rented sector in England and Wales. Currently, landlords can start the eviction process with two months’ notice and with no reason needed. There is emerging evidence of the impact of this insecurity of tenure and ‘no fault’ evictions on health and wellbeing . The current enquiry into the Renting Homes (Wales) (Amendment) Bill by the ELCC Committee has further highlighted that there is a fragmented evidence base on this topic and there are potential methodological issues with some studies (such as sample bias and reliability) in the grey literature on this area. This has identified a need to synthesise the evidence to provide an understanding of the current knowledgebase and to identify gaps for further research.
Effective start/end date1/03/2117/12/21


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