London’s housing market is distinct from the rest of the country. The demand for property, the mix of tenures and households, the difference in affordability of renting or buying, and the levels of acute housing need, all distinguish the London housing market from England as a whole, and have major implications for the delivery of housing that is affordable.
Reflecting these diverse challenges, Future of London is undertaking a broad programme of work around housing in 2013, including a new project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model in London, with the support of Oak Foundation. We are researching and analysing the use and viability of the ARM as a means of building new affordable housing in London, in order to make policy recommendations that will influence the formation of the next delivery model.
We are also exploring the impact of overseas investment on London’s housing market, and the growing prevalence of the private rented sector due to challenges in both social housing and owner occupation.
We will be launching our research project on the Affordable Rent Model in London in early Summer 2013. Please check back for launch event details.
|Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery
Ben Harrison, Joanna Wilson and Jennifer Johnson, Future of London
This paper gives an overview of the London housing market with a particular focus on affordability and the impact of recent policy reforms on affordable housing. It argues that a new, sustainable delivery model for London is needed if the capital is to meet its affordable housing challenge.
|The Future of London's Private Rented Sector
Joanna Wilson and Jennifer Johnson, Future of London
As the private rented sector becomes increasingly important in housing Londoners, this briefing paper examines key PRS themes including government responses, sector regulation, and institutional investment.
|London for Sale? An assessment of the private housing market in London and the impact of growing overseas investment
Andrew Heywood, Future of London
New research by the Future of London and The Smith Institute warns that unprecedented growth in overseas investment in London’s property market creates the risk of another housing bubble, and is pricing out local people.
News and Project Updates
- Future perspectives on affordable housing: ARM beyond 2015? May 10, 2013 Our third and final research seminar ont he Affordable Rent Model in London looked forward to an affordable housing programme post-2015.
- Acute housing need continues to rise April 29, 2013 In March 2013, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published 'Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery', a report written by Future of London. As part of its review of the London housing market, the report quantified acute need as ...
- Delivering affordability, affording deliverability? Housing providers ask tough questions on ARM April 19, 2013 Our recent research seminar contributed to our on-going project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model (ARM) for delivering affordable housing in London.
- Delivering affordable housing in London March 11, 2013 On 6th March, we launched a discussion paper , produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Future of London. This paper gives an overview of the London housing market with a particular focus on affordability and the impact of recent po...
- New affordable housing report for Joseph Rowntree Foundation March 6, 2013 Joseph Rowntree Foundation have published a new report written by Future of London "Changes to affordable housing in London and implications for delivery".