NRLA quarterly reports
Each quarter the NRLA invites members to share with us their views and opinions on a range of topics, issues and Government policies which affect their ability to be a good landlord.
The results are published and build into a detailed picture of the views and opinions of landlords. These reports form the evidence base from which the NRLA makes the landlord case to both local and national Governments.
In a time of uncertainty due to coronavirus, how universities operate has a significant impact upon their towns and cities. Landlords operating in the student market are especially receptive to how universities have responded to this challenge, the NRLA asked these landlords about their experiences towards the end of the 2019/20 academic year.
This survey looks at the experiences of landlords who let property to tenants who claim Universal Credit (UC). It shows that the experience of landlords in navigating the UC system remains problematic. The system, and not the client, is often the cause of rent arrears. The impact being that landlords become reluctant to let to tenants who require UC to meet their rent obligations.
The final State of the PRS report for 2019 looks at the investment landlords have made to meet the needs and expectations of their tenants. The survey also investigates attitudes to Good Landlord schemes and Property MOTs as a lighter-touch alternative to licensing. Finally, flooding dominated the news at the end of 2019. This report examines the issue of flooding in the PRS.
In September 2019, we launched our third quarterly survey of the year. This survey looked at issues related to tax, finance & the wider supply side of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). With the survey being launched at a time when a General Election was becoming a stronger possibility, the survey also asked landlords to comment on potential policy issues.
This 'State of the PRS' survey focuses on the experiences of landlords at a time when they face increasing levels of regulation. Over 2,700 responses were collected. The results of the survey also feeds into our Landlords' Confidence Index.