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Experiences of housing conditions in the private-rented sector

12 October 2020

Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University are seeking participants to take part in a study about people’s experiences of housing conditions in privately rented accommodation. We want to understand the challenges and difficulties people have encountered, especially related to keeping the home warm and paying energy bills.


  • Aged 18+ years
  • Living within the Liverpool City Region
  • Living in, or have previously lived in, accommodation rented from a private landlord
  • Have experienced difficulties in keeping the accommodation warm, dry or free from damp.
  • Have found affording energy bills to be challenging

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by LJMU Research Ethics Committee on July 4th 2020. Approval number 19/NSP/051

About the researcher

Dr Neil Simcock is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. He has research expertise on housing, well-being and inequality, and qualitative research methods. This study contributes to his ongoing research on housing conditions in the private-rented sector in the UK.

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