This is the latest State of the PRS report. It focus on the rollout of Universal Credit and the difficulties the roll-out has created for landlords.
The research, conducted by Edge Hill University makes a number of recommendations for government.
Author: Nick Clay
The Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) continues to be below key measures of inflation. This is the 30th consecutive month the increase in rents in the PRS has been below BOTH the CPI and CPIH.Read More
In this post, Nick Clay from RLA PEARL looks at the latest inflation figures and trends in the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP).Read More
Section 21 has provided an important assurance to landlords that they can regain possession of their property in legitimate circumstances.
In response to proposed reform, the RLA launched what has become the largest ever non-government survey of the PRS to establish what Section 21 means to landlords, agents and those supporting the supply of private rented properties.
The broader economic environment remains somewhat bleak, but rather than allow this to add to the gloom, Nick Clay, suggests the positive relationships RLA members have with tenants will see them through these less certain times.Read More
The quarterly landlords’ survey undertaken in December 2018 and January 2019, published in February 2019 focused on Finance & Investment.
Those who completed the survey on-line were asked their views on a series of topics. Over 2,400 responses from across the PRS were collected.
The RLA has been aware of pressure to reform legislation which impacts on the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Yet Section 21 is a commonly used mechanism by landlords: This note reviews the 2018 Quarter 4 survey to better understand the reasons why Section 21 is needed.Read More