Forty four per cent of private landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British...Read More
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.Read More
Changes to the benefits system are behind the decade-long increase in homelessness from private rented housing, according to a new report published today. Research by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Residential Landlords Association has found that a key driver of homelessness from the private rented sector has been the introduction in 2008 of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA), as a way of calculating Housing Benefit payments for low-income households.Read More
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.Read More
Ministers need to scrap the tax on new homes which is punishing those in need of a home to rent,...Read More
RLA senior researcher Dr Tom Simcock has been named one of the property industry’s rising stars, reaching the final of the British Property Federation’s (BPF) Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards. Since joining the Residential Landlords Association in 2016 Dr Simcock’s work has been hugely influential.Read More
Over 40 per cent of landlords are less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport as a result of the Government’s Right to Rent scheme.Read More
More landlords in Cardiff are letting out their properties as short-term holiday lets, making them no longer available for long-term renting following UK Government tax changes. The RLA’s research lab, PEARL, has found that the number of Airbnb listings have increased by a massive 259 per cent in Cardiff alone in comparison to last year.Read More
Despite announcements made at the 2017 Budget to Universal Credit, 73 per cent of landlords still lack confidence in the system especially when it comes down to the issue of rent arrears.Read More
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