The RLA is preparing to close a landlord survey on the perception of longer term tenancies in the private rented sector.
The survey, which has enjoyed an excellent response from landlords and which interim results have been discussed by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), is set to close soon and the RLA is keen to get as many landlords to respond as possible.
Longer term tenancies are seen as a way of providing both tenant and landlord alike with peace of mind that their contracts are secured for a much longer time than with a traditional AST (assured shorthold tenancy). However, there have been arguments against this solution and the RLA wants landlords to have their say to provide a fuller picture of the debate.
Shelter are keen proponents of longer tenancies, by way of arguing inflation of rents is unfair on tenants. The RLA produced evidence which has refuted these claims.
The need for accurate information is crucial, so: