PRS Statistics Bulletin – August 2017

Welcome to the August PRS Statistics Bulletin from the RLA Private renting Evidence, Analysis and Research Lab (PEARL). We have rounded up all of the latest housing statistics and data updates from across the private rented sector and compiled them into one easy to digest bulletin.

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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, people are using homes to provide accommodation to millions of tourists globally every year. In London alone, Airbnb listings have grown by 60% in just over 12 months.

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Can the government regain the confidence of Landlords?

The private rented sector has experienced significant change over the past 2 years; from regulative change to the reform of taxation. All at a time when the private rented sector is increasingly important in the provision of homes for millions of people.

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Tenants face dwindling supply of housing

Private sector tenants face a perfect storm with the supply of homes to rent set to fall as demand increases. Our latest research involving a survey of almost 3,000 landlords found that 22 per cent plan to sell at least one of their properties over the next year, with just 18 per cent planning to buy additional properties to rent.

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Tenants without passports less likely to access homes to rent

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