Landlords are being urged to take part in a major survey that promises to act as an accurate barometer of the lettings sector.

Goodlord and Vouch’s annual State of the Lettings Industry report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the trends, progress and challenges facing the industry, based on the views of thousands of landlords, agents and tenants.

It wants to get reactions to the recently announced Fairer Renting White Paper and respondents will also be asked to reflect on both the past year and the year ahead.

Their insights will reveal how arrears, stock levels, Covid-19 and the ever-changing legislative landscape are impacting business and industry confidence.

A concurrent survey of thousands of tenants will look at the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis on their incomes and their ability to pay rent.

Rent arrears

Last year’s report showed that almost a third of lettings professionals were still seeing increases in arrears almost 18 months into the pandemic, well before the cost of living crisis had started to bite.

And despite two-thirds saying they were optimistic about the future of the lettings industry, lack of stock was already a major concern in 2021, with increased legislation and compliance blamed as the main reason landlords were leaving the sector.

Goodlord and Vouch hope even more respondents will take part this year, to make September’s report the most in-depth to date. Responses can be submitted until 18th July and everyone who takes the 10-minute survey will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Take the survey at: https://www.goodlord.co/sotli-22-survey-agents

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