Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon of LSE London were commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to conduct research on rent stabilisation models in practice.
The soon to be published report will contribute to the national debate on how to organise a better private rented sector for both tenants and landlords. Rents in the borough are very high and are rising faster than in most of the rest of London. Camden also has an atypically high private renting population, representing 1/3 of total borough residents. In light of this, the Borough has asked LSE London to examine principles and international evidence around the benefits and costs of rent stabilisation for both landlords and tenants, and to recommend possible models.
Press coverage of the pending report can be found here.