Residential Landlords Association



England: Half of landlords 'more likely to leave sector' after tenancy reforms

Nearly half of landlords and letting agents in England and Wales claim they are more likely to remove some or all of their investment in the private rented sector because of UK government plans to end "no explanation" repossessions.

Published 22 May 2019

England: Quarter of private landlords planning to sell over next year

A quarter of private landlords in England and Wales are looking to sell at least one property over the next year, according to new research.

Published 2 May 2019

Right to Rent branded a ‘farce’ after second High Court ruling

Landlords have branded the Right to Rent scheme a “farce” after a second court ruling which suggests that agents and landlords following Home Office protocol could be exposed to accusations that they have breached human rights.

Published 22 March 2019

Landlords call for illegal tenant immigration checks to be scrapped in wake of High Court ruling

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has called on the UK Government to scrap legislation which makes landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants, after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.

Published 4 March 2019

UK: Attitudes harden on Right to Rent as High Court begins judicial review

As the High Court today begins a judicial review of the UK Government’s flagship Right to Rent scheme, new research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has found an increasing number of private landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British passport.

Published 18 December 2018

High Court agrees to review of Right To Rent policy

A campaign group has won the right to launch a high court case against the Home Office’s Right to Rent policy which obliges landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants.

Published 7 June 2018

Bid launched to overturn PM's flagship Right to Rent immigration policy

A bid will be made this week for a legal review of a centre piece of the UK government’s immigration policy.

Published 5 June 2018

UK: Landlords back bid to overturn Right to Rent scheme

A landlord organisation in England and Wales is supporting efforts to overturn a flagship immigration policy, saying its members won’t be “scapegoats for the failures of the border agencies”.

Published 2 February 2018

Landlord body welcomes U-turn on Universal Credit direct payments

Government changes to Universal Credit which will make it easier for direct payments to be made to landlords have been welcomed by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Published 9 January 2018

UK: Nearly half of landlords less likely to rent to those without British passports

A landlord organisation is calling for a halt to the UK government’s Right to Rent scheme pending a full review of its impact on tenants after 42% of landlords in England and Wales said they are less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport as a result of the scheme.

Published 18 December 2017

Residential Landlords Association welcomes new director

The organisation that represents 50,000 private sector residential landlords in England and Wales has appointed a new director.

Published 10 November 2017

Labour secures emergency debate on Universal Credit roll-out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has approved a Labour request for an emergency debate today over the planned roll-out of Universal Credit.

Published 24 October 2017

UK: Brexit making access to rented housing more difficult for EU nationals

Almost a fifth of landlords in England and Wales are now less likely to rent to nationals from the European Union or the European Economic Area as a result of the immigration checks they are now expected to make, a study has found.

Published 7 September 2017

Landlords call for rent payments to be included in credit scores

Rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own, according to a new poll.

Published 17 August 2017

Queen’s Speech: Plan to bring English letting fees in line with Scotland

A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.

Published 22 June 2017