The future of the private rented sector

The Government has been focusing too much attention on home ownership and not enough on driving up the number - and standards - of homes for rent to meet growing demand, according to new research from the Centre for Cities.

Report published on 15 June 2008 by Centre for Cities

The Smith Institute and the Centre for Cities have been actively involved in the housing debate, hosting seminars and meetings with government and key stakeholders and publishing influential research and thought leadership papers. These two leading think tanks have joined forces to sponsor this timely monograph on the future of the private rented housing sector.

The book was edited by Peter Bill, Editor of Estates Gazette, Paul Hackett of the Smith Institute, and Catherine Glossop, Analyst at the Centre for Cities.  Chapters were contributed by:

Peter Bill, Editor of Estates Gazette
Catherine Glossop, Analyst at the Centre for Cities
Ricky Taylor, Principal Research Adviser at the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit
Adam Sampson, Chief Executive and Caroline Davey, Deputy Director of Policy and Campaigns at Shelter
Ian Potter, Operations Manager at the association of Residential Letting Agents
Mark Long, Head of Research and Strategy at Invista
Mark Allan, Chief Executive of Unite Group
Liz Peace, Chief Executive at the British Property Federation
Lord Richard Best OBE, Former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Future of the Private Rented Sector was produced with the support of The UNITE Group PLC