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People, Property, Community

Our research

Find out about our research.

For us, property is more than the cerebral or doctrinal; we understand property as central to social relations and we are keen to engage with non-academic partners such as governmental/non governmental organisations, charities, community groups as well as legal practitioners and property professionals to explore research, knowledge exchange and/or other collaborative opportunities. We are proud to be located in Southampton, a city with global links, a fascinating history and a distinctive property profile and would welcome local projects that strengthen the University’s civic mission. We are also keen to work with others, regionally and nationally, in other jurisdictions and on global dimensions of property.

We take a wide view of property and have a particular interest in innovative property forms. However materialised, property for us is about rights and responsibilities, duties and privileges and we recognise that the future of property is inextricably linked with some of the most complex contemporary problems such as climate change, health and other inequalities, and social exclusion.

The challenges and potential of property go to the heart of our political settlement and solutions require interdisciplinary collaborations which we are keen to facilitate.

PPC members are currently engaged in areas of research including:

  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Rights to housing
  • Housing rights
  • Tenancy law
  • Human Rights
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Arrears
  • Homelessness
  • Repossession
  • Eviction
  • Rent Arrears
  • New Forest
  • Administrative justice
  • Social justice
  • Property guardianship
  • Property relations and the political economy
  • Property theory
  • Diasporic property relations and legal consciousness