Whilst the IPHRP – the ONS’s measure of price growth in the PRS continues to grow. The RLA argue price growth is fragile and weaker than in the wider economy.Read More
Category: Research blog
This is a full draft version of the forthcoming Landlords’ Confidence Index (LCI). It aims to provide a snapshot of Landlord confidence. It is being produced at a time when landlords face pressure from governments. Tax changes, regulation change and the threat of adverse legal reforms are now threatening teh supply of homes in the Private rented Sector.Read More
The 2019 Q1 State of the PRS report focuses on the roll-out of Universal Credit and the imapct it has had on landlords. The majority of landlords report that Universal Credit claimants do go into arrears, despite claims to the contrary.Read More
The RLA’s Policy Manager John Stewart reports on what the RLA has been doing to protect members’ rights in the face of government proposals to abolish Section 21. In this article John thanks members for taking time out to respond to surveys and providing the evidence base upon which our campaigning is based.Read More
On 1 December 2017 the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber took over from the sheriff court in dealing with all private rented sector (PRS) disputes. This in effect created a Housing Court. This paper considers how the new system has fared north of the border.Read More
The Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) continues to be below key measures of inflation. This is the 30th consecutive month the increase in rents in the PRS has been below BOTH the CPI and CPIH.Read More
In this post, Nick Clay from RLA PEARL looks at the latest inflation figures and trends in the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP).Read More
This is the RLAs first Landlord Confidence Index (LCI).
It is drawn from our quarterly survey series, State of the PRS. It provides a snapshot of landlords current atitude, motivation and behaviours in respect of the landlord business and Private Rented Sector (PRS) in general.
The broader economic environment remains somewhat bleak, but rather than allow this to add to the gloom, Nick Clay, suggests the positive relationships RLA members have with tenants will see them through these less certain times.Read More
The RLA has been aware of pressure to reform legislation which impacts on the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Yet Section 21 is a commonly used mechanism by landlords: This note reviews the 2018 Quarter 4 survey to better understand the reasons why Section 21 is needed.Read More