Special Reports

Reports commissioned by the NRLA

This section contains one-off research reports which the NRLA have commissioned.  A number are written in-house, others a result of externally commsissioning well known experts on the economy or the PRS. The most recent publications appear at the top of the first page and go back in time. The earlier reports have been written by/commissioned by either the former RLA or the former NLA prior to our merger. 

Please note that the contents of these reports reflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or policy positions of the NRLA either currently or in the past.

 

Bright lights amid gloomy covid outlook- landlords provide helping hand for tenants

Over the first weekend in May, the NRLA undertook its second survey of landlords examining the impact of the coronavirus on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Over 4,500 landlords responded. Landlords face reductions in rental income, extended void periods and difficulties in getting repairs done. Our members remain supportive of tenants, and receptive to tenant requests.

Special Report Nick Clay 20/05/2020
Bright lights amid gloomy covid outlook-  landlords provide helping hand for tenants

Landlords put on brave face as impact of Coronavirus outbreak begins to bite

In March the RLA undertook a survey of its members examining how the Coronovirus crisis has affected them, their relationship with tenants and their property business. The survey finds landlords are nervous and feeling somwhat overlooked by government. There was however broad support for strands of the government's response.

Special Report Nick Clay 06/04/2020
Landlords put on brave face as impact of Coronavirus outbreak begins to bite

From ideas to reality: longer term tenancies and rent stabilisation

The duration of tenancies in the PRS is growing across age groups. So too is the profile of landlords. Recent research by the LSE looks at how these factors highlight the inadequacies of the current landlord-tenant relationship. There is an argument for reform, but only when backed up by proper enforcement.

Special Report Nick Clay 07/01/2020
From ideas to reality: longer term tenancies and rent stabilisation

Scottish Tenancy Reform

This report was produced in association with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL). The research focused on the nation's recent Private Rented Sector (PRS) reforms. The new system was given a cautious welcome. However concerns about the changes to a landlord's right to regain possession continue.

Special Report Aidan Crehan 18/12/2019
Scottish Tenancy Reform

Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector

Homelessness acceptances have been increasing since 2009, with the most significant growth being from the private rented sector. Yet, there remain a number of gaps in our understanding. of what is driving recent increases in homelessness from the private rented sector.

Special Report Chris O'Leary 21/11/2019
Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector