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RLA stands by sell-off statistics

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The RLA is standing by statistics released this week showing one in four PRS landlords are selling homes.

The association published survey results showing that 25% of landlords have either sold, or are selling, at least one property.

Almost a thousand landlords who took part in the association’s digital tax survey answered additional questions on the impact of increased Stamp Duty and changes to Mortgage Interest Relief on their portfolios.

North east based lettings agent Ajay Jagota subsequently claimed in the trade press that the figures were ‘inaccurate’ – a claim based on the fact that, according to him, the landlords with whom he works are not thinking of selling up.

Alan Ward, RLA chairman said: “We are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east. Long may this continue.

“However I would reiterate that the RLA does not rely on such anecdotal evidence to make claims about the state of the sector, but solid, robust evidence provided by our members themselves and collected using recognised research methodology in-line with the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research.”

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

1 Comment

  • I would 25 % of landlords selling up ,is bit on the consevative side ,In Wales its looks a lot higher due to licensing ,and property values flatlining except for Cardiff

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