Consultation outcome

Investment in the UK private rented sector

This consultation was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Our assessment of the responses received to the consultation, and the areas that we will be considering further the case for change.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeking views on the contribution the Private Rented Sector (PRS) could make to addressing housing demand and increasing supply.

Documents

Investment in the UK private rented sector (PDF 320KB)

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Investment in the UK private rented sector 30th March meeting summary (PDF 21KB)

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Investment in the UK private rented sector 31st March meeting summary (PDF 62KB)

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Investment in the UK private rented sector consultation responses A-J (PDF 7.2MB)

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Investment in the UK private rented sector consultation responses L-Z (PDF 11.8MB)

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Consultation description

The private rented sector (PRS) is playing an increasingly important role in the housing market and the Government is concerned to ensure that recovery is supported by a strong supply-side response. The Treasury launched an initial consultation to consider the contribution the Private Rented Sector (PRS) could make to addressing housing demand and increasing supply, and identifying if there were any substantive barriers to investment in the sector.

The consultation focussed primarily on the economic drivers of investment in the PRS and whether the sector will continue to be responsive to changing demand pressures, or be constrained by a lack of investment. 

A total of fifty-five responses were received and as part of the consultation process the Treasury also held two Chatham House style round-table seminars with a selection of industry stakeholders and academics. All responses were carefully considered and the Government is very grateful for respondents’ contributions to the consultation process.