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RLA Research 2016: A Year in Review

RLA Research Year in Review 2016
Dr Tom Simcock
Written by Dr Tom Simcock

Over the last 12 months we have stepped up our research work considerably and we have been able to provide politicians across the country with in-depth, robust statistics and credible evidence to support our campaign work. But, we would not have been able to do any of this without the support of our members, so thank you to all those who have contributed their time to complete our surveys over the past year.

We have been able to learn a lot about the sector across a number of different topics, including:

To show how important your contribution to the work we are doing, we decided we would pull together our top landlord statistics from 2016. These highlight just a few of the key things we put across to government in our campaigning work. Over the next 12 months and beyond we will be continuing with our research strategy, so please do keep a look out for the next survey invitation.

Please have a look at our 2016 research findings below and feel free to share:


We campaign on issues from Tax to Energy Efficiency across the sector with our vision of making renting better. We are here trying to get the best deal for landlords and tenants, fighting for our members and all landlords. Our campaign work in the corridors of Westminster, Whitehall, Treasury, 10 Downing Street, Welsh Assembly, Local Government all depend on credible and robust evidence supported by the views of landlords across the country. Your help with our research has been a great help in ensuring landlords views are represented in government.

Please do keep a look out for the next survey invitation from us and provide your views and ideas to help us make renting better.

For more information on the RLA’s research, please see our research page here.

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About the author

Dr Tom Simcock

Dr Tom Simcock

Tom is the Senior Researcher for the RLA and leads the RLA’s research lab; the Private renting Evidence, Analysis and Research Lab (PEARL). His expertise lies in researching change in society, public policy and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Tom’s research on housing has received national media coverage, featuring on the front page of The Times, has influenced government policy making, and has been cited in debates in the House of Commons, House of Lords and by the London Mayor.

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