Private Renting Evidence Dashboard

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Buy-to-let Lending


The two above figures provide analysis of the number of buy-to-let mortgages and total value of buy-to-let mortgages on a monthly basis since 2013. The data is available from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

The above figure provides the latest data on housing supply in England, with the net additional dwellings yearly since 2006/07. The data is collected from the following sources:

The above figure provides the latest data on housing supply in the UK, with the number of housing completions by tenure yearly since 1990. The data is collected from the following sources:

The above figures provide the latest data on landlord possession claims from the Ministry of Justice. Figure 1 provides the number of claims per year since 1999 by tenure. Figure 2 provides the average number of weeks the possession process takes. The data is collected from the following sources:

Read more in our latest PEARL Rental Index:

We have rounded up all of the latest housing statistics, rental index updates and data on renting from across the sector and compiled them into one easy to digest bulletin.

PEARL Rental Index July 2018

Rental price growth in Great Britain remained unchanged from April 2018, with rents increasing by 1.0% in the 12 months to May 2018. London rental price growth continues to decline, with the latest rental index showing rents have decreased by 0.2% in the 12 months to May 2018.

PEARL Rental Index – June 2018

London rental price growth has continued to decline, with prices decreasing by 0.2% in the 12 months to May 2018. Overall rental growth is 1.4 points below inflation, and data from across the sector is showing a slow-down in housing transactions and lending in the private rented sector.

PEARL Rental Index – May 2018

The May 2018 PEARL Rental Index is showing that rental price growth across Great Britain is weakening with rents increasing by 1.0% in the 12 months to April 2018. London rents were unchanged at 0.0% in the 12 months to April, and Consumer Price Index inflation is now at 2.4% down from 3% for January 2018.

Evidence from RLA PEARL

Find out more in our latest Research Reports:

Examining Energy Efficiency & Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

The energy efficiency standards of the private rented sector have come under greater scrutiny over the past three years, with new regulations coming into force in April 2018. This means that no property can be let for a new tenancy if it is below an E EPC rating. This report builds upon our previous quarterly reports on the private rented sector and provides the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the issues facing private landlords, tenants and the wider sector.

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The Impact of Taxation Reform on Private Landlords

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.

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