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From Long-Term Lets to Short-Term Lets: Is Airbnb becoming the new buy-to-let?

Homes are no longer being used for long term accommodation. With the rise of the sharing economy, increasing world-wide tourism and technological revolution, people are using homes to provide accommodation to millions of tourists globally every year. In London alone, the number of listings on Airbnb has grown by 60% in just over 12 months to over 53,000 listings.

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Welfare Reform and Universal Credit: The impact on the private rented sector

Over the past 2 years there has been significant political attention provided to the private rented sector. The sector is now incredibly important to providing homes for millions of households across the UK. Nevertheless, significant policy and regulative changes have occurred, including taxation reform, energy efficiency measures, increasing regulations, and welfare reform.

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The Residential Landlords Association's (RLA) Private renting Evidence, Analysis & Research Lab (PEARL) is a research-based policy exchange for the private rented sector. We provide analysis and research on the economic, social, and political issues facing the private rented sector (PRS). Through this the RLA aims to inform, develop and promote policies that help to make renting better for all. We provide high-quality research and through our reports, briefings, and events, the RLA's PEARL provides the opportunity for evidence led policy making in the PRS. The RLA aims to make an important contribution to the policies that affect the PRS. We believe it is important that policy makers consider the evidence and the potential consequences in their decision making. We seek to influence decision makers in order to translate our research findings into an improved renting experience for landlords and tenants.

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