This post reviews a range of landlord surveys which have investigated their use of Section 21. Despite the range of samples, methodologies, and repsonses in these studies a consistent pattern emerges. A typical landlord rarely uses Section 21. When they do so, it reflects frustration with alternatives.
The RLA Policy Director, Dr David Smith, sets out the case for a dedicated Housing Court. Such a court would restore confidence among landlords and tenants. This article first appeared in the FT in February 2020 and is reporduced here with kind permission of the Financial Times.
This 'State of the PRS' survey focuses on the experiences of landlords at a time when they face increasing regulation and are also feeling the effects of the recent tenant fees legislation. Over 2,700 responses were collected. The results of the survey also feeds into our Landlords' Confidence Index - see the Observatory page for more information.
Forty four per cent of private landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British passport according to new research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). This figure…
Over the past few years, we have monitored the impact of this policy, and we have undertaken this research to further the understanding of how this policy is being implemented in the private rented sector.
TWO thirds of councils in England and Wales brought no prosecutions against private landlords in 2017/18 according to research by the Residential Landlords Association.
Everyone deserves a safe and secure home. Poor quality housing should not exist in a modern society. Our research has identified a postcode lottery of local authority enforcement, with enforcement activities differing right across England and Wales. 67% of Local Authorities did not commence a single prosecution in 2017/18.
This short independent review was undertaken by the authors at the request of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). The context of this report is the more than doubling of the…
This research explores the experiences and attitudes of private landlords to longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector (PRS). We focus on the current barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies and their thoughts on the UK Government's proposed three-year tenancy model as detailed in the Government Consultation on the Barriers to Longer-Term Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector.
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