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.Read More
Category: Housing Supply & Rents
Housing Supply & RentsHaving access to a safe and secure home is a fundamental right for all. It is, however, becoming more apparent that the supply of housing in the UK is not satisfying demand. This has the potential to increase house prices and rents, and make housing unaffordable for those who need it most. Our research aims to understand the barriers to increasing housing supply and the changes in society that are removing homes from supply.
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.Read More
Welcome to the August PRS Statistics Bulletin from the RLA Private renting Evidence, Analysis and Research Lab (PEARL). We have rounded up all of the latest housing statistics and data updates from across the private rented sector and compiled them into one easy to digest bulletin.Read More
Homes are no longer being used for long term accommodation. With the rise of the sharing economy, people are using homes to provide accommodation to millions of tourists globally every year. In London alone, Airbnb listings have grown by 60% in just over 12 months.Read More