Understanding Local Housing Markets: Advice and Guidance for Local Authorities

This report was commissioned by the Local Government Association. Its purpose is to provide local authorities with advice and guidance on how to best understand the various complexities within their local housing markets in order to inform their decision making.

Local authorities have a range of duties and wider interests in ensuring the most effective functioning of their local housing markets. They want to ensure affordable, appropriate, good quality housing for everyone in the community within successful and sustainable places.

Therefore, a better understanding of their local housing markets will empower local authorities to make decisions best suited to maximise positive added value in local markets.