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Latest ‘Rugg Review’ for private rental sector calls for evidence

The latest investigation into the ability of the private rental sector to meet the needs of the population is calling for evidence from interested parties.

Back in March we reported that the Nationwide Foundation was funding the University of York to conduct a review to establish broadly whether the private rental sector meets the needs of tenants, and whether the string of fiscal and regulation changes now underway will help the sector operate more effectively.

The Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York will carry out the work, which will be led by Julie Rugg and David Rhodes – authors of The Private Rented Sector: Its Contribution and Potential back in 2008, more popularly then called the Rugg Review.

Now the University of York is calling for evidence for its new Rugg Review.

It says it requires “robust local-level data in order to understand the particular characteristics of the private rented sector in areas across England” and poses a number of questions for anyone wishing to submit comments and evidence:

– Describe your local private rented sector. Please indicate how you have evidenced your account?

– Are there any problems relating to the private rented sector in your area? Again, please present evidence for those problems;

– What would you say are the major obstacles you face in attempts to resolve those problems?

– Have you implemented any solutions that have had a demonstrable impact in dealing with the problems in your local private rented sector?

Deadline for submissions is September 29 and all submissions will be made available to the public when the review is launched in June 2018.

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