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Rented Housing

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research her Department has undertaken on the price of accommodation in the private rented sector since 2005. (210437)

The Department ran the Survey of English Housing as a continuous household survey from 1993-94 to 2007-08. Information collected by this survey from private renting households included a range of characteristics such as rent paid, size of accommodation, tenancy type, whether household in receipt of housing benefit, and location. The results have been used extensively by policy users, academics and researchers to help inform research projects about the private rented sector.