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 is a visual summary of the 2019-2020 English Housing Survey (EHS). The EHS is a national survey - published annually - produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Note that data collection for this survey concluded prior to the Covid-19 crisis.
This is the first of a series of infographics which will summarise key reports and research into the PRS.
The NRLA has campaigned extensively for reform in the possession process. As landlords currently absorb the costs associated with the lengthy court waiting periods, the ban on the repossession of property introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the problems landlords face. As part of our quarter 3 survey, we asked landlords about their experiences with possession over the course of the last 2 years to shed some more light on this issue
In December 2020 the lastest edition of the English Housing Survey was launched.
For the third year running both the number and the proportion of households which are in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) fell. However over 4.4m households in England privately rent. This equates to almost one-household-in-five (18.7%) residing in the PRS.
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.