The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant by Shelter to conduct a research project to identify and expose the legal gaps exposed by the Grenfell fire.
This research project will use a survey method to address three objectives:
- To set out clearly the gaps in current legislation which may make housing less safe and/or prevent households from remedying problems
- To set out where lack of enforcement undermines existing legal protections
- To identify legal remedies to strengthen protection for tenants.
The researchers are seeking evidence from renters and owner-occupiers, lawyers and other professionals involved in looking at the conditions of accommodation, and landlords (social and private). Please do contribute if you can. The survey can be found online here.