However, the fact that over recent years more landlords have left the Private Rented Sector than joined it, due to an increase in taxation, has resulted in a shortage of property to satisfy the demand. Supply and demand economics apply and rent values have moved upwards significantly.
If you are fortunate to be a landlord in the current market conditions, your income is going to increase if has not done so already. This will also conveniently help you offset the increase in taxation that you have been experiencing of late. So whilst the government with its various tinkering of the PRS sector has wanted to reduce costs to tenants with such things as the Tenant Fee Ban, it has ironically done the complete opposite. We'll have to wait and see what the government's next move will be, but no doubt they won't listen to any of us on the coal face!