State of the PRS – 2019, Quarter 3

In September 2019, the RLA launched its third quarterly survey of the year. This survey looked at issues related to tax, finance & the wider supply side of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). With the survey being launched at a time when a General Election was becoming a stronger possibility, the survey also asked landlords to comment on potential policy issues including "Right to Buy" and the promotion of energy efficiency measures.

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State of the PRS – 2018, Quarter 4

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.

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The impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector

The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector, in the light of emerging evidence on how landlords have responded thus far.

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Landlords plan to increase rents to offset government tax changes

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State of the PRS – 2017, Quarter 3

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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Rapid Evidence Assessment of Changes to Mortgage Interest Relief in Ireland 1998 to 2016

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Government needs to lay the foundations of investment in tomorrow’s budget

Without supporting investment, removing tax disincentives (like MIR changes) and encouraging landlords to remain in the sector, there will be a squeeze on prices as supply tumbles. If the Government is truly committed to building more homes, the foundations for investment across all tenures must be put in place.

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The impact of changes to Mortgage Interest Relief on renting to Under 35’s

Our survey findings suggest that around one in five landlords (19 per cent) think that the MIR changes will make them less likely to let to under-35s. More detailed analysis suggests that both the impact of MIR changes and landlord responses to them are likely to vary considerably across different groups.

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