More people are now living in the private rented sector than in social housing, according to the latest English Housing Survey 2012-13.
After a prolonged period of sustained rental increases, average rents are now starting to fall in some areas of the UK.
A market study into the provision of residential property management services to leaseholders in England and Wales has been launched by the OFT.
The RLA is among a number of organisations invited by the Home Office to a meeting in March to discuss strategic partnerships aimed at getting landlords to help tackle cannabis cultivation.
Labour MP David Lammy has called for the introduction of rent controls in London to solve the current housing problem and ensure essential workers can live in the city.