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Question reference: S6W-19298

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 20 June 2023 Registered interest
  • Current status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 11 July 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what surveys it conducts that are comparable to the English Private Landlord Survey.


The Scottish Government utilises a range of data sources which provide comparable information on many of the topics covered by the English Private Landlord Survey.

The Scottish Landlord Register provides information on the portfolio size of private rented properties held by landlords.

The Scottish Government conducts the Scottish Household Survey and the Scottish House Condition Survey on an annual basis, providing information on the profile and characteristics of tenant households and the dwellings they occupy.

In addition, information from external research projects, such as the Nationwide Foundation Rent Better Research Project, provides information on the views and experiences of tenants and landlords. Survey findings from industry bodies such as the Scottish Association of Landlords are also considered.

The Scottish Government also collects information on the views of landlords and tenants through informal and formal consultation exercises, such as that conducted on the New Deal for Tenants Draft Rented Sector Strategy.