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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.  

 

Adaptations & the PRS: a clear market failure

This post takes a closer look at one of the key themes from In Focus. There is an increasing need for property adapted for tenants and their family members who have specific needs in order to lead independent lives. There is a generous grant for landlords to cover costs. Many local authorities are willing to help landlords. Yet few landlords have tenants who require adaptations. Why? This post explores some of the issues.

Deep Insight Nick Clay 25/04/2022
Adaptations & the PRS: a clear market failure

The Tenant Survey: Energy Efficiency in the PRS

The NRLA regularly commissions the market research company Dynata to conduct a survey of 2,048 private rented sector tenants. This tenant survey asks questions about the tenants themselves, the properties they rent and their experiences and opinions of said properties. This blog looks at the selection of energy efficiency questions that tenants were asked.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/02/2022
The Tenant Survey: Energy Efficiency in the PRS

YouGov landlord survey - landlords take a hit

In December 2021 YouGov undertook an online survey of landlords. The survey is not of NRLA members but of the wider private landlord community (about 10% of all those surveyed were NRLA members). The survey identifies how landlords have responded to the challenges of the last few years, and the confidence with which they are looking to the future.

Deep Insight Nick Clay 11/02/2022
YouGov landlord survey - landlords take a hit

Mediation & Redress

A recent survey (2021, Quarter 3) looked at the topic of mediation and redress. Seeking possession of property can be a lengthy process for landlords, especially when the process goes to court. The NRLA supports new approaches to dispute resolution and the development of a new landlord/tenant conciliation service.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 26/01/2022
Mediation & Redress

Research Webinar - October 2021

These are the slides from the NRLA's research webinar hosted in October 2021. Topics covered in this webinar included the sustained increase in tenant demand and landlords' increasing levels of confidence. Other topics covered include: Universal Credit; Energy Efficiency and tax issues. There is also a review of what rising inflation may mean for landlords.

Deep Insight Nick Clay 10/01/2022
Research Webinar - October 2021