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 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.
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.