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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Peter Williams

Biography:

Peter Williams is Executive Director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and a Departmental Fellow, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He is Chair of First Affordable, a new for profit’ housing association and a NED of Belmont Green trading as Vida Home Loans, a new challenger mortgage lender. He was previously Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (2011-2013), Deputy Director General of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Professor of Housing at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Key Publications

With Stephens, M, Wilcox,S and Perry, J (2017)  UK Housing Review  (CIH, London)

With Finlay, S and Whitehead, C (2016) Evaluation of the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme , DCLG, London

With Scanlon, K and Whitehead, C (2016) Taking stock; understanding the effects of recent policy measures on the private rented sector and Buy-to-Let, a report for Paragon Mortgages, LSE, London

With Stephens, M, Wilcox,S and Perry, J (2016)  UK Housing Review  (CIH, London)

With Murie, A (2015) A Presumption in Favour of Home Ownership? Reconsidering Housing Tenure Strategies, Housing Studies,30, special issue on the Politics of Housing

With Perry, J and Wilcox, S (2015) Understanding the effects of extending the Right to Buy to Housing Associations and of selling off high –value Council Housing, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry

Housing, planning and Peter Hall; Unfinished business, Built Environment, 41, 1, 17-27

With Wilcox,S and Perry, J (2015)  UK Housing Review  (CIH, London)

With Wilcox, S (2013) Building an effective safety net for home owners and the housing market, JRF Findings and Main Report;  http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/housing-market-safety-nets-summary.pdf and http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/housing-market-safety-nets-full.pdf

With Smith,S and Whitehead, C (2013) A role for equity finance in UK housing markets? JRF Findings and Main Report; http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/equity-finance-housing-markets-summary.pdf and http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/equity-finance-housing-markets-full.pdf

With S Wilcox (2013) Building an effective safety net for home owners and the housing market, JRF Findings and Main Report;  http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/housing-market-safety-nets-summary.pdf and http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/housing-market-safety-nets-full.pdf

Williams, P, Clarke, A and Whitehead, C (2013) Intended and unintended consequences? A case study survey of housing associations and welfare reforms (National Housing Federation)



2011

  • The credit crunch in the UK; understanding the impact upon housing markets, policies and households, chapter in Forrest, R and Yip, N, eds (2011) Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis, Edward Elgar, London
  • Financing –the future? Welsh Housing Quarterly, issue 82, 44&45
  • With M.Berry, Final Report, Investigative Panel on a Socially Sustainable Housing System for Australia, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne
  • With N Salisbury and R Caven, Opportunities for Institutional Investment in Affordable Housing, report to the Housing Finance Group, CCHPR, Cambridge
  • With S Wilcox, A Review of Rent Policy, Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff (forthcoming)
  • With C Whitehead, The shape and direction of housing finance and policy in the UK post the GFC, submitted for a Housing Studies Special Issue
  • Tackling housing market volatility in the UK; the report of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Market Taskforce (I was a member of the 5 person taskforce and a contributor to the report published as authored by Professor Mark Stephens)
  • Private rental market in England, a report for Darroch ltd for CHRANZ, Government of New Zealand

2010

  • Home equity: accumulation and decumulation through the life cycle, Research Report, Resolution Foundation, London