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The English Private Landlord Survey

We would like to hear from landlords and letting agents in England about their views and experiences of private renting.

Info Essential information

We are inviting landlords and letting agents from across England to take part in the survey.  

The more landlords and agents who take part, the more accurate the results will be.  

If you have been invited to take part, you will have received a letter or email invitation from NatCen Social Research.

The email and letter will provide you with a 6-digit code and a web link to enable you to complete the survey online.

Newspaper Why take part?

The English Private Landlord Survey will be the most authoritative evidence source on the profile and views of private landlords and their agents in England. 

The results will help inform future government policy about the private rented sector.

The findings will be presented to government ministers and officials as well as professionals and commentators in the private rented sector and we expect the findings to gain media attention.

Question MarkWhat type of questions will I need to answer?

You will be asked to select answers from a range of questions on different topics. The types of topics include:

  • Lettings and tenancy policy and practice.
  • Landlord finances and taxation.
  • Future investment plans.
  • Willingness to rent to different types of tenants.
  • The benefits system.
  • Energy efficiency and safety.
  • Awareness of and compliance with government requirements.

If the survey raises any questions for you as a landlord, you may like to refer to the government’s online guide 'How to Let', that sets out the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords.

DocumentwithrosetteHow is the survey funded?

The survey is funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly MHCLG) to help inform the government’s approach to improving the quality and management of the private rented sector. 

You can find a copy of the previous government funded private landlord survey that took place in 2018 here.

Envelope With Lock How we protect your information

We will treat the information you give us in the strictest confidence under the Data Protection Act 2018. No one will be able to identify any landlord, agent, property or tenant from the survey data or findings. You can find out more about how we protect your information here.

Map Of The England Why have I been selected to take part?

Our researchers have selected a sample of landlords and agents who have registered a deposit with one of the three government-backed tenancy deposit schemes.

Find more information about the English Private Landlord Survey project.