Project Director: Kesia Reeve
Project Duration: 2020-2021
This study is focused on two key issues. Firstly, it explores how local authorities (LAs) in England are using their enforcement powers in the private rented sector. Secondly, it explores the extent and characteristics of property guardianship in England including attention to issues such as conditions, fees, geography and the profile and experiences of property guardians. It draws on a bespoke survey of local authorities in England, case study work and qualitative interviews with property guardians.
The 'Property guardians: headline report' and the 'Local authority enforcement in the private rented sector: headline report' are now available to read online.
The project team also included Barry Goodchild (Sheffield Hallam University).