By undertaking this experiment, we have attempted to shift this paradigm by exploring ways to nudge landlords to let their properties to people who are at risk of homelessness.
Working alongside the Behavioural Insights Team and the National Residential Landlords Association we undertook two online experiments to test whether disclosing additional information about a tenant increases the willingness of landlords to continue with the application of someone receiving Universal Credit.
Eva Kolker, The Behavioural Insights Team
ourdes Valencia-Torres, The Behavioural Insights Team
Filip Murar, The Behavioural Insights Team
James Farrington, The Behavioural Insights Team
Rent Guarantees could be key to help Universal Credit claimants unlock the private rental market
Landmark collaboration between Centre for Homelessness Impact, NRLA and BIT explores ways to encourage private sector landlords to support tenancies from people receiving Universal Credit.