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  • Notice

    From September 2021, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has become the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Access their dedicated English Housing Survey webpage for official government information, statistics and publications.

  • English Housing Survey follow-up study

    This study follows up respondents to the English Housing Survey 2019-20 to find out more about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s housing circumstances.

    Conducted on behalf of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities or DLUHC (previously the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, or MHCLG) and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the study will track both the short-term impact and longer-term consequences of the pandemic and help policymakers remain informed about the housing situation. 

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    • Houses For Sale Why take part?

      This research will shape the future of housing policy in your area

      For those who take part, as well as a chance to have your say, we’ll give you a gift voucher as a thank you.

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  • What we've found out

    To find out more about homes and housing across England, and how the situation has changed over the years, visit the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities website.

    • Street scene Why have I been chosen?

      Whoever you are, whatever you think – your opinion is important to us.

      To get a truly representative picture of England we’ve chosen your address at random. This means we can’t replace you with anyone else.

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    • pink-handshake2 Our pledge to you

      We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information. 

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  • Who are NatCen?

    We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For over 50 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.

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  • What’s involved?

    One of our interviewers will call at your home to arrange an interview at a time that suits you. The interview itself is really relaxed – there’s no need to prepare and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer. 

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  • Contact us

    If you’ve any questions at all, you can get in touch with us by phone or email.

    You can contact a member of the English Housing Survey team using the free phone number 0800 652 4572.

    Alternatively, email your enquiry to EHS@natcen.ac.uk.

    We recognise that this is a difficult time for many people. If you would like advice or guidance or to talk to someone about your housing needs or your housing costs find out more about where to go for help.

  • Privacy notice

    In this privacy notice, we explain the legal basis for data processing, who will have access to personal data, how the data will be used, stored and deleted, and who can be contacted with a query or a complaint.

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