Private Rented Sector trends
These blog posts are written to prompt discussion and debate about the role of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the UK.
The posts provide more detail on trends which emerge in our analysis of datasets in the Observatory. They also highlight specific topics and comments landlords make in our regular or occasional surveys.
Academics, policy makers and practitioners also make regular contributions to the blog.
In December the Research observatory presented the results of the 2020 Quarter 3 member survey.
The webinar also outlined the results of the Quarter 3 Confidence Index as well as reviewing other pieces of research of interest to members. This included the Rent Smart Wales report and the development of the Welsh Enforcement Index.
This piece looks at new research carried out for the NRLA by Dynata. More than 2,077 private renters in England and Wales were surveyed between 17th November and 9th December 2020.
There has been much speculation that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is eyeballing Capital Gains Tax (CGT), as a mechanism to help pay for the response to coronavirus crisis.
Evidence collected from landlords in the 2020 Quarter 3 survey suggests that if CGT is such a target then things may not turn out as planned.
This piece looks at the rate and pace of possession action in the various regions England immediately prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The results are drawn from a series of freedom of information requests.
This post looks at the covid-19 related issues faced by Student landlords heading into the new academic year.
The results are drawn form the 2020 Quarter 2 landlord suvey undertaken in June.