Nationwide Foundation begins its 3-year research programme on the Private Rented Sector

The Nationwide Foundation has approved its 3-year research programme to understand the impact of the Scottish private rented tenancy regime on tenants and landlords. The programme will provide valuable insights into how the reforms are working for the Scottish sector. The Foundation also wishes to use lessons learned from the Scottish regime for the wider UK where reforms in the private rented sector (PRS) are currently under debate, and where tenancy rights and landlord obligations are quite different to Scotland.

The Foundation has appointed the Indigo House Group, to undertake widescale quantitative and qualitative research work over three years. In years one and two there will be a combination of household surveys and in-depth interviews with PRS tenants, and with private landlords and letting agents. In the middle year there will continue to be qualitative research with tenants and landlords. In addition to disseminating findings in Scotland, the study team will be engaging across the UK to share lessons learned with the aim of influencing change in the sector to improve security of tenure, affordability and access to justice.

An advisory group will be established in Scotland, with the work commencing in the summer 2019.

Any enquiries should be directed to

Anna Evans, Director Indigo House – anna.evans@indigohousegroup.com

0131 564 0309

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