Quarterly Reports

Our in-house quarterly PRS research provides an invaluable snapshot of the views of housing supply entrepreneurs on key topics: Read our reports to find out about landlord opinion in England & Wales. Coming soon will be our Landlords Confidence Index – the key decisions landlords are taking and their motivations for taking them – tracked over time.

State of the PRS – 2019, Quarter 4

The final State of the PRS report for 2019 looks at the investment landlords have made to meet the needs and expectations of their tenants. The survey also investigates attitudes to Good Landlord schemes and Property MOTs as a lighter-touch alternative to licensing. Finally, flooding dominated the news at the end of 2019. This report examines the issue of flooding in the PRS.

Occasional Reports

The RLA publish research on topics of interest to members and to evidence our lobbying. We also commission bespoke research from leading edge authors and universities to provide the very latest knowledge in the PRS sector. Here you will find our Section 21 research – the largest ever non-Government survey of the PRS supply-side.

Landlords put on brave face as impact of Coronavirus outbreak begins to bite

In March the RLA undertook a survey of its members examining how the Coronovirus crisis has affected them, their relationship with tenants and their property business. The survey finds landlords are nervous and feeling somwhat overlooked by government. There was however broad support for strands of the government's response.

Blog posts

Housing experts from the PRS, academia and government join with the RLA team to give their thoughts and identify good practice and trends in the rental sector. Accompanying our new look Observatory are occasional blog posts providing more in depth analysis of key data trends

The home for research

PEARL, the RLA’s research lab, was set up to provide high-quality research and analysis on the economic, social and political issues facing the private rented sector.

The RLA believes in the importance of policymakers considering the evidence and the potential consequences in their decision-making. Through PEARL, we provide the expertise, evidence and research, to enable evidence led policy making in the private rented sector.

Our ultimate aim is to influence decision makers to translate our research findings into an improve renting experience. Enabling landlords to do the right thing – for their businesses, their tenants, and the industry as a whole.

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