Data catalogue

We believe that more collaborative research is needed to shed light on the topic of corporate landlords and other housing issues, and that our effort and the “Cities for Rent” investigation are a step in that direction.

To be transparent about our research and to help others to build up on our work, we provide here a catalogue of the different data we were able to gather or that we’ve been compiling ourselves during the first phase of our investigation.

We believe this data catalogue will be useful to people carrying out similar research or interested in doing so, as well as to anyone who wants to know more about the "Cities for Rent" investigation or generally about data and investigative journalism.

You can read more about our research methodology and its limitations, and about our approach to data visualisation; and if you have any question, comment or criticism, or if you want to contribute data to the catalogue, do get in touch.