RLA Private renting Evidence, Analysis & Research Lab (PEARL)

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.

About the RLA

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 30,000 subscribing members, and an additional 20,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

We provide support and advice to members, and seek to raise standards in the PRS through our code of conduct, training and accreditation and the provision of guidance and updates on legislation affecting the sector. Many of the our resources are available free to non-member landlords and tenants.

We campaign to improve the PRS for both landlords and tenants, engaging with policymakers at all levels of Government, to support our mission of making renting better.