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KEYWORD "Lettings Market" - 100 RESULTS
Rent up, Voids down - new snapshot of lettings market today

The latest Rental Index from PropTech supplier Goodlord has recorded a rent rise and a reduction in void lengths over the...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lawyer steps up criticism of Gove’s attack on private landlords

A prominent lawyer has stepped up her criticisms of Housing Secretary Michael Gove and his attacks on buy to let and...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s Over - Rental growth “passed its peak” says top agency

Average rents on newly let properties across Britain rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year in January, the slowest pace for 13 months...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents still rising in all regions - except London

Another rental market snapshot suggests that London is suffering an oversupply of properties to let - with rents dipping as a...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Housing Market Boost from two new snapshots

Landlords seeking capital appreciation will be encouraged from two new housing market surveys - one showing a surprise rise in house...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Here We Go Again - demand for rental properties rising once more

Six in 10 landlords recorded increased tenant demand for their properties in the final quarter of 2023, Paragon Bank research has...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-term population rise to put more pressure on rental market

There will be long term pressure on housing affordability and the private rental sector if demographic forecasts from a range of...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Normality Returns - London rental market returning to stability at last

Two new reports - from lettings agency Foxtons and data consultancy LonRes - show London’s rental market returning to pre-pandemic normality. Foxtons...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Record rent rise in 2023 according to new government figures

The Office for National Statistics says private rents in England experienced a 6.1 per cent rise in 2023, the sharpest annual...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yield league table shows best (and worst) performing regions

A respected league table of yields in different parts of England and Wales has issued its latest figures. The Fleet Mortgages Buy-to-Let...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Good news for tenants in 2024? Well, maybe…

With 2023 drawing to a close, flatshare website SpareRoom has revealed data which suggests a slowdown in the rental frenzy -...

30 December 2023

From: Agent Advice

Mortgage Chiefs forecast better days for landlords in 2024

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How will the Build To Rent market look in 2024?

By Luke Lightfoot, Regional Director of Asset Management at Sigma Capital As the fastest growing sub-sector in the UK rental market, it’s...

23 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Lettings market still strong while sales sentiment is ‘less negative’ - RICS

The latest RICS Residential Survey, out today, points to an improved outlook for the housing market, with the more optimistic sentiment...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

On The Turn? Propertymark warns some rents are now falling

A surprising one in seven lettings agents is now reporting a fall in rents rather than a rise. Although far more agents...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Boom Time for flats and houses let for over £5,000 per week

London’s ultra-prime rental market has returned this year to pre-Covid levels for the first time, an agency claims. Beauchamp Estates - using...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgages - landlord confidence in fixed rates has been restored, says lender

A mortgage lender survey suggests landlords are returning to fixed rate mortgages. Landbay says more investors are opting for five-year fixed mortgages...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise next year forecast to be one of highest ever

The latest lettings market forecast from Savills says average UK rents to end 2023 at up 9.5 per cent year on...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

More big rent rises in 2024 as demand set to outstrip supply again

One of the first forecasts for the rental market for 2024 suggests that strong growth will continue. Property consultancy JLL says that...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government makes regular checks on how many landlords raise rents

The government's Office for National Statistics has revealed that it conducts an exercise to assess the likelihood that landlords will increase...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hope is dwindling for renters, claims lettings industry supplier

The latest edition of the HomeLet Rental Index shows a near double-digit average annual rent rise across the UK. Renters can now...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of landlords have hiked rents or will do so soon

The Deposit Protection Service is the latest part of the industry to try to quantify how many landlords are implementing rent...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New analysis puts average asking rents approaching £2k

The average asking price across the UK based on the available stock is now £1,829 per month according to property consultancy...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

No Change! Agents warn that supply-demand mismatch still serious

Propertymark says there’s no change in the mismatch between supply and demand in the rental market - unfortunately. Chief executive Nathan Emerson,...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Traditional Lettings Market Returns to London says Foxtons

It’s taken some time but one of London’s biggest lettings agencies says a ‘traditional’ lettings market has returned to the capital.  Last...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings market slowing in prime property locations

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for London Landlords as rental growth tops expectations

A leading lettings agency and property consultancy has revealed that it anticipates stronger-than-expected rental growth this year and next in prime...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Crisis - it’s the government’s fault

Failed government policies are to blame for the chronic supply shortage in the private rental sector. That’s the view of the National...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Areas With Greatest Buy To Let Yields

A new study has revealed the top 10 UK areas with the greatest rental yield making them ideal for a buy-to-let. Confused.com...

30 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Typical tenant pays £2,800 more per year than in 2020 - Zoopla

Zoopla has given its latest market update on the private rental sector, with the headline rent rise now being 10.5 per...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises now are jaw-dropping, admits veteran industry figure

The average UK rental price hits another all-time high of £1,261 pcm, increasing a further 1.4 per cent from last month.  Excluding...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Soaring landlord costs to push rents up 25% over next four years - forecast

Rents will rise 25 per cent over the next four years, outpacing the modest 5.5 per cent House price growth across...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank chief stands up for buy to let and beleaguered landlords

A bank chief has used a national newspaper interview to make a stand in favour of buy to let landlords and...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears creep up as agents sound alarm on rental supply

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents up in every region and every country of the UK

Rents continue to rise rapidly in every English region, Scotland and Wales according to the latest market snapshot from the respected...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth To Slow? Not likely, warns leading lettings agent

There are few signs that the pace of rental growth is slackening, warns Hamptons. It says the cost of a new tenancy...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Lettings market guru warns tenants of more rent rises ahead

There’s a blunt warning to renters from the man behind the monthly lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Quandary: why did rents rise so much last month?

July was a record breaking month for the rental market, claims a PropTech company. Goodlord analyses tens of thousands of completed tenancies...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Voids plunge to record lows - new figures

The number of voids has dropped by 44 per cent in the past month to hit an average of just nine...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons figures show rents and demand dip slightly in London

New figures from London-focussed agency Foxtons show applicant demand up 19 per cent in June, as the capital enters the peak...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London rents massively above pre-Covid levels

Across prime London, annual rental growth in June was 8.0 per cent according to data consultancy LonRes.   This takes rents to almost...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters expand search areas as affordability bites

Annual growth in rental values continues to increase in the traditionally busy summer months, with little sign of an imminent slowdown.  This...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Up and Up - New records (again) as rents soar skywards

The average UK rental price is now £1,229 pcm, increasing 1.3 per cent from last month.   Greater London sees a massive...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Snapshot - voids and rents broken down by nations and regions

The cost of rent rose in seven of the eight regions monitored by Goodlord during June.  The average cost of rent per...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Market hot-spots and cold-spots identified by new index

The latest rental market snapshot from lettings agency Barrows and Forrester has revealed the hottest location for tenant demand. It says Dorset...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Message To Landlords - keep calm and carry on

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill has been unveiled, as Ministers bid to address the housing crisis and create a fairer rental...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

Alarm bells ring as demand-supply mismatch rumbles on

The latest lettings and sales market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has prompted a warning from a leading...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

More big rent rises across the UK…with London at all-time high

The latest lettings market index shows another big rise - with London at its highest-ever level. HomeLet says the average UK rent...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

More big rent rises across UK…with London at all-time high

The latest lettings market index shows another big rise - with London at its highest-ever level. HomeLet says the average UK rent...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking supply shortage still the key factor in rental market

Propertymark says the number of new prospective tenants registering per member branch rose slightly to 118 in April.  This figure is up...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords can now be “incredibly choosy” says leading analyst

A prominent business analyst says the great rental sell-off leaves remaining landlords in a powerful position. Sarah Coles, head of personal finance...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords no better off despite big rent rises - claim

Most landlords are no better off now, even after substantial rent increases over recent years.  Rightmove recently reported that national average asking...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields up in almost every part of the UK - new mortgage review

Specialist buy to let lender Fleet Mortgages says there’s been both an annual and quarterly increase in rental yields, up from...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent cap and eviction ban fail to stifle high tenant demand

Rental demand in Scotland remains high according to the first quarterly report by DJ Alexander Ltd and Stonehouse - the two...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand remains robust as rents rise again - Propertymark

The number of new prospective tenants registering at each branch of a Propertymark-member lettings agency held steady at 106 in March,...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents not rising in line with soaring landlord costs - survey

A lettings agency says its research shows that higher interest rates have not been passed on to tenants through higher rent. Barrows...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets sector strong despite threat of regulation - claim

A UK holiday lets firm insists the sector is in good health despite the return of foreign vacations and the end...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Steady As She Goes - rental market at a standstill

After a hectic period of rent rises it appears that the lettings market is at a standstill according to PropTech firm...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent levels up again after New Year slowdown

The latest HomeLet rental index shows that UK average rental prices are continuing to rise after a previous drop in prices...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s In Store For London Rental Investors in 2023?

Experts are forecasting that London rental prices are predicted to grow by 3% this year alone, while prices may increase by...

25 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Rental return growth falling well below inflation - warning

Rents are up significantly in all regions and most notably in Greater London and Scotland according to the property website Home. It...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

High rents force tenants to put life on hold, says online chief

The head of online room-matching service SpareRoom says tenants are putting their lives on hold because rents are so high. Matt Hutchinson,...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget MUST help struggling landlords - surveyors speak out

The normally under-the-radar Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has made an unusually outspoken plea to the government to help landlords. In particular,...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Good EPC ratings increasingly important for renters - claim

Good EPC ratings are increasingly important for tenants when considering which properties to rent, it’s been claimed. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Perfect Storm as landlords quit and social housing volumes fall

A perfect storm is brewing in the lettings market with rents spiralling driven by increasing demand fuelled by workers returning to...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

11 applicants for every available property, claim letting agents

There were 108 new applicants registered per Propertymark member lettings agency branch on average in January, compared to just 64 in...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting “ruins retirement for single people and self-employed” - claim

A business consultancy says the high cost of renting is ruining the retirement dreams of different groups, such as single people...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let “virtually pointless” for many landlords - claim

A property industry trade body chief says buy to let is “virtually pointless” for landlords with substantial mortgages who seek income...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent won’t solve shortage of lettings properties - RICS

One of the property industry’s most respected bodies says Build To Rent won’t solve the lettings supply shortfall. The claim comes in...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital! Highest rental demand in the UK found in London

Landlords with properties in Central London have reported the highest levels of tenant demand across England and Wales. Research on behalf of...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Another Day, Another New High Rental Record…

Average asking rents for new tenants outside London have risen to another new record of £1,172 per calendar month says Rightmove. This...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

It's Getting Worse - supply drought continues in 2023

New data from flatshare site SpareRoom reveals that rents reached an all-time high in Q4 2022, with the average UK room...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Double digit rental growth in prime London

Prime rental growth in London ended 2022 up 10.9 per cent on the year, according to Savills prime lettings index, as...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Good year for rentals forecast by upbeat agency chief

The mismatch between demand and supply will keep the rental market strong in 2023 according to an agency chief. Nicky Stevenson, managing...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage - stock drought set to continue

New rental stock accounts for just 16 per cent according to fresh figures released about the lettings market. Property company Ocasa has...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Rental Market ever Cool Off?

At LRG we are currently seeing rental properties go within days, and sometimes hours of being placed on the market.  Rent is...

07 January 2023

From: Agent Advice

Rents dip as winter market sets in

The rental market remained relatively steady in recent weeks, according to the latest index from PropTech firm Goodlord. Void periods have remained...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Unhappy New Year: it’s tougher than ever to be a landlord

New research has found that nearly half of landlords feel it’s harder being a landlord now compared to the start of...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

2022 was bad for PRS - and 2023 could be even worse

There’s a warning that the next 12 months could be even worse than the last for the private rental sector in...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Bills Included’ now key for many potential renters - claim

A new analysis of the market released by Rightmove shows that this year has been the most competitive on record.  At its...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons admits London rents stalling as market slows

Foxtons says London’s market is finally cooling - at least a little - for the Christmas period. November followed the seasonal downward...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Boycott Airbnbs to solve the short lets problem, editor urges

The new editor of an influential newspaper property supplement has come up with a way of solving what she calls “the...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Highest annual rent rises this year hit 15 per cent

A new market snapshot shows that tenants in London have seen bigger rent price increases than anywhere else in the UK...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords buy high-yield properties - market still very strong

Annual rental growth strengthened for the third month running, with average rents up 7.9 per cent across Britain on the same...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Small-scale landlords exit but portfolio ones stay the course

An upbeat trading statement from buy to let mortgage lender Paragon suggests that the sector is relatively healthy, but losing many...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

We back higher council tax on second homes, says lettings agency

A holiday lettings agency has taken the unusual step of speaking out in favour of higher council tax for second home...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Many renters moving to families or friends to save cash - claim

One in eight private renters aged between 18 and 35 years old have already moved home to save money during the...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Applicants up, properties down - rents soar in prime London

Rental value growth remains firmly in double-digits in prime London postcodes as demand continues to outstrip supply, according to Knight Frank. The...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents to rocket further in early 2023 warns industry figure

Tenants should brace themselves for soaring rents in the New Year, a property expert warns.  The National Association of Property Buyers predicts...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Frustrated buyers renew rentals after base rate bombshells - Foxtons

New figures from London lettings agency Foxtons shows rents in the capital reaching new highs. In October, rental prices reached a record...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents to outpace house prices for years to come - agent

Rent rises are predicted to outpace house price growth over the next five years.  This is according to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

London landlords “flexible” over rent as supply improves

The latest data from Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings agents, suggests that the capital’s rental market could be showing early...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate following interest rate bombshell - forecast

Rent rises could finally be set to slow down because more housing stock is becoming available due to the cost of...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Under Threat - The Holiday Lettings Sector

A confused and complicated approach to holiday homes in England, Scotland and Wales threatens the future of the holiday letting sector...

05 November 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Rents fall as lettings market shows first signs of cooling

The intense heat felt across the lettings market over recent months appears to have cooled a little according to the latest...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s A Record! Another all-time high for tenant demand

For the second time this year, the proportion of landlords reporting increasing tenant demand has hit an all-time high, according to...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents still rising across most regions of the UK - DPS figures

Average rents cross the UK rose by over two per cent for the second quarter in a row during Q3 2022,...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental growth softens - but it’s still high

New figures from the Hamptons lettings agency show that rental growth is softening - although the overall rate remains high. The agency...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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