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.
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.
The NRLA sponsored a survey of independent landlords in September 2020. The research was undertaken by YouGov. The landlords were not necessarily members of the NRLA - they were drawn from YouGov's own database.
The survey was conducted as part of our lobbying for a better deal for landlords in the wake of covid-19 and the closure of the courts.
This blog post reports on inventories and the use of independent inventory clerk services by landlords.
The analysis is drawn from the 2020 Quarter 2 survey of the PRS undertaken by the NRLA.
It highlights patterns of usage by different groups of landlords. It also signposts to further information
The slides from the Research Observatory webinar, held in July 2020, are available here.
This webinar introduces the Research Observatory team, and the role research plays in the NRLA.
The webinar also introduces the Landlord Confidence Index as well as the results of the Quarter 2 landlords survey
The lack of affordability of private rented properties in key locations has been the focus of fierce debate. The gap between rents and wages is again growing. Again the problem is not with surging prices but a dramatic fall in wages.