Over 12,000 agents and landlords currently provide the VOA with details of over half a million rents.
The VOA use the information to ensure that housing benefit, such as Local Housing Allowance, is based on the rents paid in the private market.
In addition market rents are used to produce Private Rental Market Statistics.
To find out more about what we the VOA do and hows the information is used Visit their website page http://www.voa.gov.uk/lettingsresearch
If you feel you can help and would like to supply your own market rents, please Contact the VOA team on 03000 500908
The VOA pride themselves on keeping all information securely to comply with the Data Protection Act - this means we do not reveal your details to anyone