Benefit Changes Drive Increase in Homelessness from Rented Housing

Changes to the benefits system are behind the decade-long increase in homelessness from private rented housing, according to a new report published today. Research by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Residential Landlords Association has found that a key driver of homelessness from the private rented sector has been the introduction in 2008 of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA), as a way of calculating Housing Benefit payments for low-income households.

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Research finds tax changes leading to private renting sell-off
Construction site of a new development in north Greenwich, London

Research finds tax changes leading to private renting sell-off

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RLA senior researcher nominated for top award

RLA senior researcher Dr Tom Simcock has been named one of the property industry’s rising stars, reaching the final of the British Property Federation’s (BPF) Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards. Since joining the Residential Landlords Association in 2016 Dr Simcock’s work has been hugely influential.

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Rented Housing Tax Hikes Hitting Young People

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Landlords turning to Airbnb in Cardiff as Tax Hikes Start to Hurt

More landlords in Cardiff are letting out their properties as short-term holiday lets, making them no longer available for long-term renting following UK Government tax changes. The RLA's research lab, PEARL, has found that the number of Airbnb listings have increased by a massive 259 per cent in Cardiff alone in comparison to last year.

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Young tenants being hit by tax hike on Landlords

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Call for proposals: Investigating and modelling the impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector

The RLA is pleased to announce the latest round of funding opportunities. Our latest call for research proposals focusses on investigating and modelling the impact of taxation reform on the private rented sector.

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