The RLA, in association with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), conducted research in Autumn 2019 focusing on the nation's recent Private Rented Sector (PRS) reforms. A survey asked Scottish landlords - and letting agents - their views on the reforms. The new system was given a cautious welcome: the on-line support for new tenancies was notably well received. However concerns about the changes to a landlord's right to regain possession continue.
This RLA report documents the experience of cities which have been subject to some form of rent control. The paper highlights the inescapable truth that rent controls simply do not work. It does not matter whether or not a city has rent controls - a lack of new social housing and flat real wage growth help explain rising housing costs.