David Rhodes

Profile

Biography

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Research Fellow

  • BA Sociology (York)

David joined the Centre for Housing Policy in 1991. He has been involved in a range of research projects on the private rented sector, his main area of research interest. With Peter Kemp he completed the first survey of private landlords in Scotland in 1994.

From 1995 to 2001 he was responsible for producing the University of York Index of Private Rents and Yields. He has undertaken an evaluation of the buy to let initiative, and a study of the impact of student demand on local housing markets.

He has recently completed an analysis of the 2001 census to examine the characteristics and roles of the modern private rented sector.

Research

Overview

Research interests

  • private rented housing
  • housing markets
  • homelessness
  • housing benefits

Projects

  • Homeowners and poverty
  • Evidencing the cost of providing temporary accommodation
  • Life in the 'Alpha Territory'. London's 'Super-Rich' Neighbourhoods
  • Low income working households in the Private Rented Sector (DCLG)
  • Qualitative Research of Voluntary Possession Households (DCLG)
  • Landlords with tenants on local housing allowance (DWP)
  • Low income working households in the PRS (DWP)
  • A Review of Private Rented Sector Housing (CLG)
  • Evaluation of the Local Housing Allowance (DWP)
  • Housing decisions of recent entrants to Hanover HA (Hanover HA)
  • Impact of Demographic Change on Housing (Communities and Local Government)

Publications

Full publications list

Jones, A., Quilgars, D., O'Malley, L., Rhodes, D., Bevan, M. and Pleace, N. (2014) Meeting the housing and support needs of single veterans in Great Britain, York: University of York. ‌Veterans full report (PDF , 3,560kb)  and Veterans executive summary (PDF , 1,488kb)

Wallace, A., Jones, A. and Rhodes, D. (2014) Financial resiliance and security: Examining the impact of falling housing markets on low income homeowners in Northern Ireland. Financial Resilience and Security Report (PDF , 1,609kb)

Rhodes, D., Tunstall, R. and O'Malley, L. (2014) Prevention practice: Learning from youth crime activity in eight youth offending teams in 2008/09 and 2009/10, London: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Link to the report on Youth Justice Board's website

Pleace, N., Rhodes, D. and Quilgars, D. (2012) Understanding and Tackling Child Poverty on Peabody Estates London: Peabody Trust Report (PDF , 1,221kb)  Report summary (PDF , 111kb)

Rugg, J., Rhodes, D., and Wilcox, S. (2011) Unfair Shares: A report on the impact of extending the Shared Accommodation Rate of Housing Benefit, London: Crisis. Summary (PDF , 4,746kb)  | Report (PDF , 5,895kb)‌  

Ford, J, Bretherton, J, Jones, A & Rhodes, D. J (2011) Giving up Home Ownership: a qualitative study of voluntary possession and selling because of financial difficulties, London: Communities and Local Government. Report (PDF , 733kb) , Report summary (PDF , 45kb)

Rhodes, D. (2010) Secondary Analysis of Low-Income Working Households in the Private Rented Sector Part B: Analysis of the English House Condition Survey, London: Department for Work and Pensions, London: Department for Work and Pensions. Report (PDF , 1,703kb)

Rhodes, D. and Bevan, M. (2010) Private Landlords and the Local Housing Allowance System of Housing Benefit, London: Department of Work and Pensions. Report (PDF , 433kb)

Wilcox, S., Fitzpatrick, S., Stephens, M., Pleace, N., Wallace, A. and Rhodes, D. (2010) The Impact of Devolution: Housing and Homelessness , York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  Report (PDF , 1,459kb)

Rhodes, D. and Bevan, M. (2010) Private Landlords and the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit, London: Department for Work and Pensions

Beresford, B. and Rhodes, D. (2008) Housing and Disabled Children, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Rhodes, D. (2008) Scoping Paper on the Feasibility of Combining 15 Years of the Survey of English Housing Data, London: Communities and Local Government.

Rugg, J. & Rhodes, D. (2008) The Private Rented Sector: its contribution and potential, York: Centre for Housing Policy,

Ford, J. and Rhodes, D. (2008) Report of a survey of recent entrants to Hanover Housing Association: reasons for moving and the nature of the move York: Centre for Housing Policy

Rugg, J., Rhodes, D. and Wilcox, S. (2008) Local Housing Allowance Final Evaluation: The Housing and Labour Market Impacts of the Local Housing Allowance, London: Department for Work and Pensions.

Rhodes, D. and Rugg, J. (2006) Local Housing Allowance Final Evaluation: the Survey Evidence of Landlords and Agents Experience in the Nine Pathfinder Areas, London: Department for Work and Pensions.

Rhodes, D. (2006) The Modern Private Rented Sector, York/London: Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Chartered Institute of Housing.

Rhodes, D. and Rugg, J. (2005) Working With the LHA: Landlord and Agents' Early Experiences of the LHA in Nine Pathfinder Areas , London: Department for Work and Pensions.

Bevan, M. and Rhodes, D. (2005) The Impact of Second and Holiday Homes in Rural Scotland, Edinburgh: Communities Scotland.

Ford, J., Quilgars, D., Burrows, R. and Rhodes, D. (2004) Home Owners Risk and Safety Nets: Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance and Beyond, London: The Stationery Office.

Rugg, J. and Rhodes, D. (2004) Lead Tenancy Schemes in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Bevan M. and Rhodes D. (2004) Rural Housing in the Yorkshire and Humber Region, London: Housing Corporation.

Ford J., Quilgars D., Burrows R. and Rhodes D. (2004) Widening the mortgage safety net; some questions of effectiveness, Benefits, 12,2, 95-101.

Ford J., Burrows R., Quilgars D. and Rhodes D. (2004), Mortgage insurance: its role in the mortgage safety-net, Housing Finance , 61,45.

Rhodes D. and Kemp P.A. (2004) Rents and Returns in the Residential Lettings Market, in S.Lowe and D.Hughes (eds) The Privately Rented Sector in a New Century, Bristol: The Policy Press pp 43-64.

Rugg J. and Rhodes D. (2004) Lead Tenancy Schemes in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Rhodes D. and Bevan M. (2003) Private Landlords and Buy to Let, York: Centre for Housing Policy, University of York.

Rugg J. and Rhodes D. (2003) 'Between a rock and a hard place: the failure to agree on regulation for the private rented sector in England', Housing Studies, 18,6, 937-946.

Rugg, J.; Rhodes, D. and Jones, A. (2002) 'Studying a Niche Market: UK students and the private rented sector' Housing Studies 17 (2), pp. 289-303.

Kemp, P.A.; Rhodes, D. and Wilcox, S. (2002) Housing Benefit Reform: Next Steps York: JRF

Rugg, J. and Rhodes, D. (2001) Chains of Challenges? The Prospects for Better Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Coventry: CIH and BPF.

Rugg, J.; Rhodes, D. and Jones, A. (2000) The Nature and Impact of Student Demand on Housing Markets York: YPS

Burrows, R. and Rhodes. D. (2000) 'Hitting the Target? Area Disadvantage, Social Exclusion and the Geography of Misery in England' in I. Anderson and D. Sim (eds) Social Exclusion and Housing: Contexts and Challenges Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing

Burrows, R. and Rhodes, D. (2000) 'The Geography of Misery: Area Disadvantage and Patterns of Neighbourhood Dissatisfaction in England' in J. Bradshaw and R. Sainsbury (eds) Researching Poverty Aldershot: Ashgate.

Kemp, P.A. and Rhodes, D. (1999) 'The Motivation and Attitudes to Letting of Private Landlords in Scotland' Journal of Property Research

Burrows, R. and Rhodes, D. (1998) Unpopular Places? Area Disadvantage and the Geography of Misery Bristol: Policy Press

Rhodes, D. and Bevan, M. (1997) Can the Private Rented Sector House the Homeless, York: Centre for Housing Policy.

McLaverty, P., Rhodes, D. and Third, H. (1996) 'The Changing Response to Homelessness', in Lunt, N. and Coyle, D. (Eds) Welfare & Policy: Research Agendas and Issues, London: Taylor and Francis.

Rhodes, D. and Kemp, P.A. (1996) 'A New Index of Rents and Yields in the Privately Rented Sector', in Wilcox, S. Housing Finance Review: 1996/97, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bevan, M., Kemp, P.A. and Rhodes, D. (1996) Private Landlords and Housing Benefit, York: Centre for Housing Policy.

Kemp, P.A. and Rhodes, D. (1994) The Lower End of the Private Rented Sector: A Glasgow Case Study Edinburgh: Scottish Homes.

Kemp, P.A. and Rhodes, D. (1994) Private Landlords in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Homes.

David Rhodes

Contact details

David Rhodes
Research Fellow
Centre for Housing Policy
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 321483