Labour for landlords? Poll carried out by PIMS.co.uk

5th May 2015

Ed Miliband has promised rent increases would be capped at inflation and tenants given standard three-year contracts to stop tenants being “ripped off”. Does this influence the way you will vote?

There were three straightforward answers that they could respond to:

  • Yes, I’m less likely to vote labour
  • No, this does not influence my vote
  • Yes, I’m more likely to vote labour

Within just a couple of days PIMS received over 500 votes with an overwhelming majority of landlords stating that they would be less likely to vote Labour.

  • Yes, I’m less likely to vote Labour 62.67%
  • No, this does not influence my vote 32.57%
  • Yes, I’m more likely to vote Labour 4.76%


Richard Merrick of PIMS.co.uk says : “PIMS does not wish to become involved with the political posturing that all parties are now engaging in their “staged” public addresses, however we wrote a blog post on exactly what the Main Parties are using in their manifestos, that will directly affect landlords and the private rented sector.”