What do lower income tenants in Scotland's private rented sector want to see from a new Rented Sector: Emergent findings briefing

Tom Simcock*, Kim McKee, Adriana Soaita, Jennifer Harris, Tom Moore, Alex Marsh, Gareth James

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Abstract

The private rented sector (PRS) is now home to one in seven Scottish households. The sector has grown significantly over the last 15 years and now houses a diverse population, including families with children, low-income and other vulnerable groups, many of whom face difficulties in accessing other tenures (Cole et al., 2016; McKee et al., 2020; Soaita et al., 2020). The Scottish Government has committed to publishing a new Rented Sector Strategy, that is informed by renters, and which will then inform a new Housing Bill in 2022. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation in partnership with the Scottish Government have commissioned us to undertake a research project to explore what people living on a low income want to see from further reform to the private rented sector in Scotland. The purpose of this briefing is to provide a summary of emergent findings from the first phase of this research project to support policymakers at the Scottish Government in the drafting of the Rented Sector Strategy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdge Hill University
Commissioning bodyJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Housing

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