State of the PRS – 2018, Quarter 4

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.

Continue Reading State of the PRS – 2018, Quarter 4

The impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector

The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector, in the light of emerging evidence on how landlords have responded thus far.

Continue Reading The impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector

Do we need to worry about the growth of short-term letting?

It has been a year since we launched the RLA PEARL, the RLA's research lab. One of our most high-profile research projects has been our investigations into short-term lettings and the movement of properties from the long-term residential market to the short-term holiday market. As part of #PEARLweek, we review our research findings and explore if we need to worry about short-term lettings, read on to find out more.

Continue Reading Do we need to worry about the growth of short-term letting?

Tax Reform needed to Improve Private Renting Energy Efficiency

Our latest research has found that landlords with F or G rated properties are struggling to afford to bring their property up to at least an E rating. We argue that tax reform would improve property conditions by allowing improvements to be tax deductible against income tax, rather than Capital Gains Tax.

Continue Reading Tax Reform needed to Improve Private Renting Energy Efficiency
Landlords call for greater ambition to improve energy efficiency of rented homes
Construction site of a new development in north Greenwich, London

Landlords call for greater ambition to improve energy efficiency of rented homes

Landlords with F or G rated properties are struggling to afford to bring their property up to at least an E rating. The report argues that tax reform would improve property conditions by allowing improvements to be tax deductible against income tax, rather than Capital Gains Tax.

Continue Reading Landlords call for greater ambition to improve energy efficiency of rented homes

Landlords plan to increase rents to offset government tax changes

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="on" specialty="off"][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title title="on" meta="on" author="on" date="on" categories="on" comments="off" featured_image="on" featured_placement="background" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="center" text_color="dark" text_background="on" _builder_version="3.0.94" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text background_layout="light" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.94"]…

Continue Reading Landlords plan to increase rents to offset government tax changes

State of the PRS – 2017, Quarter 3

The past two decades have seen the rapid development and growth of the private rented sector in the UK. Between 2001/02 and 2011/12 the sector has doubled in size and now accounts for 20% of households in England (MCHLG, 2018). The Government are implementing major changes to the taxation of the private rented sector, including changes to mortgage interest relief. This report builds upon previous research into the experiences of landlords and their attitudes toward the future.

Continue Reading State of the PRS – 2017, Quarter 3

Rapid Evidence Assessment of Changes to Mortgage Interest Relief in Ireland 1998 to 2016

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="on" specialty="off"][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title title="on" meta="on" author="on" date="on" categories="on" comments="off" featured_image="on" featured_placement="background" parallax_effect="off" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="center" text_color="dark" text_background="on" text_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text background_layout="light" use_border_color="off" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"…

Continue Reading Rapid Evidence Assessment of Changes to Mortgage Interest Relief in Ireland 1998 to 2016

Government needs to lay the foundations of investment in tomorrow’s budget

Without supporting investment, removing tax disincentives (like MIR changes) and encouraging landlords to remain in the sector, there will be a squeeze on prices as supply tumbles. If the Government is truly committed to building more homes, the foundations for investment across all tenures must be put in place.

Continue Reading Government needs to lay the foundations of investment in tomorrow’s budget