English Private Landlord Survey

Information and documents relating to the English Private Landlord Survey.

The English Private Landlord Survey is a national survey commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

It surveys private landlords and letting agents in England, and collects information about their circumstances, their properties, their tenants, and the possible impact of legislative and policy changes in the sector.

MHCLG has previously surveyed private landlords on a smaller scale and using a different methodology by way of the Private Landlords Survey. This was last published in 2010.

Landlords and agents selected for the survey

The survey randomly samples landlords and agents who are protecting a deposit in one of the three government approved tenancy deposit schemes.

If you are selected to participate, the tenancy deposit scheme with which you are registered will send you either a letter or email asking you to take part in an online survey. The correspondence will include the MHCLG branding, along with that of our contractor, NatCen Social Research.

Further information

If you have any questions or would like further information about the English Private Landlord Survey, please contact:


English Private Landlord Survey project management
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
4th floor SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


The English Private Landlord Survey dataset will be made available via the UK Data Service for users who want to undertake secondary analysis.


Published 13 March 2018
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 2018 main report and technical report.

  2. First published.