Across Western Europe and North America there is continued interest in applying rent controls in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The RLA has looked at the experience of rent controls in Europe and the USA. Rent control policies where they exist have not slowed down rent growth – indeed the opposite may be true.Read More
Category: Research blog
Research from the RLA reports on the impact of Capital Gains Tax. CGT traps landlords into holding property longer than planned, the tax and, in doing so, holds back a functioning property market. The tax reduces property investment as well as the volume of properties available to purchase.Read More
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 the 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.