Landlord Confidence Index Archive

About the Landlord Confidence Index

The Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) summarises in infographic form how the key influences and policies which impact on the supply side of the PRS feed through into market confidence and psychology.    

The data is captured quarterly and builds into a unique barometer of landlord sentiment and concerns.

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.7: 2020 Q3

This is the Quarter 3 Landlord Confidence Index (LCI). Over 2,000 landlords participated in this research. The fragile confidence returning to landlords in the previous quarter appears short lived. As with the previous quarter, confidence is noticably low in London.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 29/10/2020
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.7: 2020 Q3

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) no.6: 2020 Q2

This is the Quarter 2 Landlord Confidence Index. It shows landlord confidence remains low, but with a slight recovery from the previous quarter. It seems that many landlords are opting to freeze rents in the present economic climate. For the next twelve months many landlords are adopting a "wait and see" stance on the future of the PRS.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 08/09/2020
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) no.6: 2020 Q2

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) no.5: 2020 Q1

This is the Quarter 1 Landlord Confidence Index. It considers the motivations, behaviours and key decsisions landlords are taking. It provides a barometer of supply side confidence in the Private Rented Sector.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 01/05/2020
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) no.5: 2020 Q1

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.4: 2019 Q4

Whilst the 2019 Q4 Landlords' Confidence Index (LCI) shows some improvement in optimism, it is relative. The proportion of landlords feeling less optimistic continues to be greater than those feeling more optimistic. 2019 was a year in which landlords took a battering from the legislature, and 2020 is not yet likely to offer any respite.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 12/02/2020
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.4: 2019 Q4

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.3: 2019 Q3

This is the first full edition of the RLA's Landlord Confidence Index (LCI). The LCI provides a snapshot of the actions and likely future response of landlords to the current market environment. The LCI is drawn from a national (England & Wales) survey of around 2,000 landlords.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 19/11/2019
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.3: 2019 Q3