London’s housing market is distinct. The ravenous appetite for property, the competition for public land between housing and services, the mix of tenures and shifting demographics, the mutable definition of ‘Affordable Housing’, changing developer contribution requirements, and of course the levels of acute housing need — taken together, these factors distinguish the London housing market from that of England as a whole, and have major implications for the delivery of housing that is affordable.Reflecting these diverse challenges, Future of London maintains a broad programme of work around housing, including our influential study of the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model in London, with the support of Oak Foundation, which fed into the Mayor’s Draft Housing Strategy, and ongoing work on the Private Rented Sector and estate renewal.Upcoming and recent events are below, along with links to publications and briefings on this important topic.
Events23rd October 2014
Engaging with the Private Rented Sector – Seminar 2 For an archive of Future of London’s past housing events, click here.To view all upcoming Future of London events, click here.
|The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential
This report examines the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model as a means of building new affordable housing in London. Drawing on empirical data, interviews and case studies, it investigates delivery to date, and considers emerging approaches to a programme which faces considerable challenges in London’s current housing and benefit context. The report culminates in a set of recommendations designed to inform future affordable housing programmes in the Capital.An executive summary of this report is available here: Executive summary: The Affordable Rent Model in London
|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
- Housing Zones: Update and new support network launched September 7, 2015 On 27th October, Future of London will launch a new Housing Zones Network to support those delivering new housing across the Capital.
- Workshop: Evaluating Property Licensing Schemes September 3, 2015 As part of our three-year research programme into the private rented sector, Engaging London’s PRS, Future of London is conducting research into property licensing schemes. As our April 2015 briefing paper PRS Licensing – Policy and Practice found, while more than half of London boroughs are engaged in a discretionary property licensing scheme, with further …
- Vulnerable communities in the private rented sector August 20, 2015 This is the fourth article in the series Making Sense of London’s PRS, focusing on families and vulnerable communities.
- Housing Zones: Tottenham August 13, 2015 The first of our Housing Zone profiles looks at Tottenham in LB Haringey, an early front-runner and long-term priority for both the council and GLA.
- London’s PRS: The affordability issue August 12, 2015 This is the third article in the series Making Sense of London’s Private Rented Sector, focusing on changing trends in cost and affordability.