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.

 

Rent Controls & the PRS

This report documents the experience of cities which have been subject to some form of rent control. The paper highlights the inescapable truth that rent controls simply do not work.

Special Report Nick Clay 28/10/2019
Rent Controls & the PRS

Possession Reform in the PRS: Section 21

Section 21 has provided an important assurance to landlords that they can regain possession of their property in legitimate circumstances. In response to proposed reform, this is the largest ever non-government survey of the PRS. It establishes what Section 21 means to landlords, agents and those supporting the supply of private rented properties.

Special Report Nick Clay 19/07/2019
Possession Reform in the PRS: Section 21

The Right to Rent Scheme and the Impact on the Private Rented Sector

Over the past few years, we have monitored the impact of this policy, and we have undertaken this research to further the understanding of how this policy is being implemented in the private rented sector.

Special Report Dr Tom Simcock 17/12/2018
The Right to Rent Scheme and the Impact on the Private Rented Sector

The Postcode Lottery of Local Authority Enforcement in the Private Rented Sector

Everyone deserves a safe and secure home. Poor quality housing should not exist in a modern society. Our research has identified a postcode lottery of local authority enforcement, with enforcement activities differing right across England and Wales. 67% of Local Authorities did not commence a single prosecution in 2017/18.

Special Report Dr Tom Simcock 29/11/2018
The Postcode Lottery of Local Authority Enforcement in the Private Rented Sector

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 21/11/2018
Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector