A new buy-to-let report shows off some mind-boggling numbers, as the private rented sector expands into an asset class to rival the stock market.
Landlords confidence in buy-to-let investments have sharply increased, with two-thirds now planning an expansion of their portfolio in the next six months.
The RLA has called on the government to take more effective steps towards eliminating the rogue element from private lettings.
New research suggests that fears of a Labour victory in the general election caused a spike in the number of landlords selling their buy-to-let properties in April.
In a speech on immigration, Prime minister David Cameron announced plans for a new mandatory licensing regime to be introduced, shocking many in the lettings industry.
A recent report by Citizens Advice, which claims close to a million private rented homes are unsafe for human habitation, has been savaged by the NLA.
According to the latest figures, the number of tenants in severe arrears has increased in the last quarter, but the proportion of tenants in arrears of any length has actually dropped.
Residential rental property returns have been shown to be growing at the fastest rate since 2008, driving a surge of buy-to-let mortgage activity.
There has been yet another fall in the number of mortgages in serious arrears, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
After much hubbub in the industry surrounding who the new government's housing minister would be, it eventually turns out to be the same one.