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Stabilising rents around the world

England can learn a lot from other countries about how to implement rent stabilisation measures, to make private renting more secure and affordable.

Research and insights

Last updated: 7 June 2024

Author: Charlie Berry

Stabilising rents around the world

Stabilising rents in England: why and how we should limit rent rises

Very often you will hear 'rent controls don’t work' as a throw away comment, often without any evidence. But in many places, regulating rents is totally normal.

Research and insights

Last updated: 6 June 2024

Author: Tarun Bhakta

Stabilising rents in England: why and how we should limit rent rises

Government is risking another fatal fire by deregulating HMO accommodation

The government wants to make landlords of accommodation contracted by the Home Office exempt from regulations designed to protect people from fatal fires.

Research and insights

Published: 5 June 2024

Author: Deborah Garvie

Government is risking another fatal fire by deregulating HMO accommodation

Shelter successfully represents a woman with EU pre-settled status who was denied homelessness assistance

Shelter’s expert Strategic Litigation team has recently been involved in an important case clarifying people’s rights when homeless.

Updates and impact

Published: 24 May 2024

Author: Robert Brown

Shelter successfully represents a woman with EU pre-settled status who was denied homelessness assistance

Record number of 145,800 children’s lives blighted by homelessness: housing must be a priority in the general election

We’ve reached yet another appalling milestone in the housing emergency. As thousands of children in England start their exams, government data published yesterday shows that a record-breaking 145,800 ...

Research and insights

Published: 1 May 2024

Author: Ella Nuttall

Record number of 145,800 children’s lives blighted by homelessness: housing must be a priority in the general election

Social homes are good for us!

Social homes: for thriving communities and safer streets Not having a secure place to call home creates all types of instability. Not just for us as individuals and our families, but for the streets, ...

Research and insights

Published: 30 April 2024

Author: Isabella Burton

Social homes are good for us!

Empty homes: the complete solution or just part of the package?

Empty homes: there are a lot of them, right? In the middle of a housing emergency, it’s indefensible that so many homes remain unoccupied, right? If we brought these all back into use, we’d solve the ...

Research and insights

Published: 24 April 2024

Author: Sam Bloomer

Empty homes: the complete solution or just part of the package?

Social homes improve lives: a Shelter and IKEA research partnership

Shelter is embarking on a groundbreaking longitudinal research project, funded by IKEA, looking at the impact of moving into a social rent home. This research is a pivotal step in our long-term partne...

Research and insights

Published: 19 April 2024

Author: Hannah Rich

Social homes improve lives: a Shelter and IKEA research partnership

Prejudice in practice: renting with a disability

This blog was co-written by Dave Lockyer, a Shelter Renting Champion who shares his experience of discrimination in the private rented sector. Discrimination has no home in the private rented sector. ...

Updates and impact

Published: 15 March 2024

Author: Jenny Lamb

Prejudice in practice: renting with a disability

Shelter legal win protects disability benefits for people moving home

An important ruling at the Upper Tribunal held that people with severe disabilities should not face losing benefits just because they move from one type of home to another. Shelter legal adviser Ellio...

Updates and impact

Published: 12 March 2024

Author: Elliot Kent

Shelter legal win protects disability benefits for people moving home