The private rented sector has grown substantially over the past two decades. It is now home to 20 per cent of households (4.7 million). Many more people now expect to live in the private rented sector for longer; this includes 1.7 million households containing nearly three million children. Many of those children will grow up, go to school and transition into adulthood in homes rented from private landlords.

Despite the more significant role that the private rented sector now plays in the housing market, the regulations which govern the tenure have not kept pace with its growth. This report follows a number of in-depth conversations with tenants and landlords across England as we seek to understand the lived experience of those in private renting and how they want it to change.

Read a summary of the report here.