The Benefits of the PRS

Is it possible to be at once a landlord, interested in making money, and a socially conscious member of society?

Judging by media commentary, the answer appears to be an emphatic no. However, are the pervasive stereotypes surrounding landlords really merited? And are landlords the only ones who benefit from a thriving private rented sector?

We’ve looked at the empirical evidence to see if these stereotypes can be backed up. You can read our findings in this discussion paper, watch the explainer video below, and listen to NLA Director of Policy and Practice speak to Richard Blanco about this topic in our latest podcast, available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

This is part of a series of thought leadership discussions. Join the NLA to keep up to date with future papers and read the previous ones at