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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
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