We are exploring a variety of other sources of housing data.

In Scotland, the statutory landlord registration scheme for the private rented sector offers great potential although data have not been routinely published. This is a missed opportunity as this blog argues. We have secured data for exploratory research through a data sharing agreement with Renfrewshire council – see our data note (PDF 0.7MB). We have also gained access to data for Aberdeen through a Freedom of Information request – see this data note (PDF 0.2MB) for more information.


We have also set up an email discussion list on housing data and related issues that you can join via the JISCMail website.