Newspaper Article

The role of PRS landlords in making a rented house a home



Rolfe S & McKee K (2021) The role of PRS landlords in making a rented house a home. Housing Quality Magazine. 11.03.2021, pp. 13-14.

First paragraph: In the context of Covid-19, we have all become more aware of the importance of ‘home’, as national lockdowns force us to spend more time in the house. We know from a range of research around tenant perspectives that making a home can be particularly difficult in the private rented sector (PRS) – factors such as insecure tenancies, issues with property quality and problems of affordability undermine tenants’ comfort, autonomy and self-worth. Moreover, there is a growing evidence base that the lack of a sense of home is detrimental to health and wellbeing.

private rented sector; home; landlords; wellbeing

FundersSDS Safe Deposit Scotland Charitable Trust (SDS)
Publication date11/03/2021
Publication date online11/03/2021
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PublisherHousing Quality Network

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Dr Kim McKee

Dr Kim McKee

Senior Lecturer, Housing Studies

Dr Steve Rolfe

Dr Steve Rolfe

Lecturer in Social Policy, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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