Understanding recent trends in residential mobility in council housing in England

Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley

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    Abstract

    Variations in stock turnover in social housing are important for a number of reasons. First, they influence the supply of properties available to meet housing need; secondly, they have implications for housing management costs and performance; and, thirdly, they are a barometer of neighbourhood stability and cohesion. The paper examines national, regional and local trends in council housing turnover rates over the past 20 years, focusing on changes during the first half of the 1990s. Linking data from various secondary sources together with new evidence, the paper explores the elements involved in the generation of relets and examines the characteristics and motivations of households exiting from the council sector. Finally, the article reports results of statistical modelling of relet rates at the local authority level which reveal new insights on the causal factors involved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1231-1259
    Number of pages29
    JournalUrban Studies
    Volume37
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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