This is the latest State of the PRS report. It focus on the rollout of Universal Credit and the difficulties the roll-out has created for landlords.
The research, conducted by Edge Hill University makes a number of recommendations for government.
Category: Quarterly reports
The quarterly landlords’ survey undertaken in December 2018 and January 2019, published in February 2019 focused on Finance & Investment.
Those who completed the survey on-line were asked their views on a series of topics. Over 2,400 responses from across the PRS were collected.
Private landlords are now playing a vital role in providing housing to those on low-incomes and the homeless. Recently, there have been many policy changes that affect the most vulnerable in society and their ability to access a safe and secure home in the PRS.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Housing is rising up the political agenda. This report provides research findings that help us to make sense of the impact of recent policy changes.Read More
The findings of this report present a stark account of issues associated with the introduction of universal credit. 38% of landlords with tenants on Universal Credit have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months.Read More
Regulatory duty has meant that all rented properties have to be at least an E rating by April 2018. This research explores the consequences of this policy.Read More