Research into sustainability at lowest end of the Private Rented Sector

by Mark Alexander

10:19 AM, 3rd November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Research into sustainability at lowest end of the Private Rented Sector

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Research into sustainability at lowest end of the Private Rented Sector

Property118 is no stranger to assisting the Univerisity of York with research into the UK Private Rented sector “PRS”.

In 2014 Property118 members’ contributed significantly to this 183 page report.

Dr Julie Rugg and Dr Alison Wallace, both research professors at the University of York, are now seeking your help again. Just in case you’re wondering; yes Dr Julie Rugg was the Author of the Rugg Report, so these ladies really are “heavy hitters” and their voices are heard clearly in the corridors of power!

They are again reaching out to Property118 Members’ in regards to research they are undertaking on ‘financial sustainability of the lower end of the PRS’, following tax changes, welfare reforms and other regulation that’s been introduced in recent years. There has been a fear that landlords will withdraw from this market segment and they to speak directly to landlords to gauge their responses to these changes.

Dr Alison Wallace said … “We feel there are important changes going on that may threaten the viability or sustainability of landlords portfolios and we are trying to understand how landlords are dealing with the pressures and what the future might hold for low-income people looking to the PRS for a home in the future.”

As individual landlords, our voices are rarely heard, so this is an opportunity for Property118 Members’ to provided a united voice via credible researchers. On this basis, I urge all members to assist in this research.

The project cannot offer recompense for time, but will pay a small thank you of £30 in high street gift vouchers to each selected research contributor.

Please contact Alison and Julie by completing the contact form below.

UPDATE; the research project extends only to Landlords in ENGLAND

Please complete this form if you are happy to participate in this research

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Mark Alexander

11:16 AM, 3rd November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

I see two Property118 Member's have already beat me to it to make their submissions. Thank you Dean and and Daniel L. I am extremely hopeful the professors' see a huge response from Property118 Members'.

Dr Rosalind Beck

16:17 PM, 3rd November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, they wouldn't let me contribute because I'm in Wales!

Mick Roberts

17:43 PM, 8th November 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Here is my piece in the message bit.

I am fine myself apart from the onerous legislation & extra work the Councils & Govts are making us do for hours on end, that does nothing to make tenants homes better-As I bought years ago when they was 14k etc. And I get on with my tenants.
However I'm biggest benefit Landlord in Nottingham & know first hand what the tenants are going through. I've had many with me 23 years 20 years 15 years etc. They can't move any more. No Landlord is taking benefit tenants now cause of shafting by the Councils & Govt on Licensing & Universal Credit.

So so simple to solve nearly all the obstacles that are making tenants homeless. Ring me, I will save this Govt billions-Except I won't cause they won't listen. Go back to 1988 when Govt finally released the shackles & Landlords started buying. No history lessons here.

And I am selling if whenever a tenant moves cause of the Govt & Councils ineptitude. No joined up thinking.


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Latest tier restrictions are a pretty blatant attack on less wealthy areas of the country

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