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KEYWORD "Rental Growth" - 100 RESULTS
Prime London rental growth at lowest level since 2021

In the prime London lettings market both supply and demand slowed last month according to property data consult icy LonRes.  Annual rental...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills Update - Prime rents up as market back to pre-Covid norm

Prime London rental growth picked up in Q2 (0.7% from 0.3% in Q1), according to the latest index results from Savills,...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth Stabilising with only one area seeing rents fall

Rental growth seems to be stabilising, says lettings agency Hamptons.   It says the cost of a newly let home in Great Britain...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Liars! Politicians blasted for “blatant untruths” about rental sector

A lettings industry figure has let rip at politicians pitching for votes at next month’s General Election. HomeLet and Let Alliance chief...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Rental Reform Bill needed to protect tenants, claims Zoopla

In an unusual intervention for a lettings industry supplier, Zoopla has made an impassioned plea for a new Renters Reform Bill. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock Figures - 15 tenants chasing every home for rent

Shock new figures from Zoopla show that although rental demand has softened over the last year there are still 15 people...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in Double Digits in parts of UK - agency figures

Landlords in London are benefitting from double digit increases in rents, outdoing every other region of Great Britain.  London rents increased by...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises stabilising across the country says Hamptons

The annual pace of rental growth on newly let homes in Great Britain continued to slow in April, with growth falling...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge corporate landlord targeted by protesting activists

Grainger, the Stock Market listed corporate landlord, has been targeted by protesters over rent levels. A protest outside Grainger’s London HQ marks...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Snapshot - rental demand slows, sales stagnate

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Political change may boost landlord investment, survey shows

More landlords predict Scotland will attract the most residential property investment outside of London and the South East in the next...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ energy costs set to fall in coming months - lettings agency

Rental growth in Britain has slowed says lettings agency Hamptons, with the average newly let rent rising 6.7% over the past...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Is Co-Living The Next Big Thing In Private Renting?

Co-living developments are a type of purpose-built rental housing, under the same principle as Build To Rent (BTR) but offering smaller size...

30 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Rents rising above-inflation despite growing stability

Rental growth continued to cool in February, says the latest market snapshot from lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month, the average rent on...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 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

Backfired! Rent Controls lead to Higher Rents, says Zoopla

Analysis by Zoopla says rent controls introduced in Scotland have directly led to higher rents. The property portal’s research team has analysed...

15 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

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

Rent Control Mayor dismissed as “well meaning but naive”

Rents across the UK continue to retreat from their 2023 highs, falling by 2.9 per cent over the last three months,...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Double-digit rise this year takes rents to record high

London has seen the strongest rental growth over the last year according to an analysis by lettings agency Hamptons.   The average rent...

12 December 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

Over The Worst? Supply is growing gradually…

The prime London market appears to be seeing a slow return to stability - but average rental growth in the past...

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

Big rent premiums found in locations near Crossrail stations

Rental markets near London’s Crossrail stations have seen premiums emerge, a new survey suggests.  Areas which have benefitted from the largest reductions...

14 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

Is Ireland A Good Bet For UK Investors?

Making an investment in a country with a different currency introduces exchange rate risk. Ideally, a UK investor would buy the...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Massive student rental accommodation shortfall this autumn

Authoritative new research suggests that there’s been a 91,000 rise in student numbers to 2.3m - yet in major student cities...

22 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

Older renters set to surge in number within a few years

After a decade of steady growth, the number of older renters is poised to increase rapidly over the next 10 years...

18 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

Tenant priorities changing in prime markets, says agent

Savills’ latest market snapshot for prime properties in the UK regions suggest that tenant priorities are gently shifting. Across UK prime regional...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech study paints bleak picture of landlord sentiment

As landlords face losses as high as £7,500 this year – thanks to increased mortgage and living costs alongside a tax overhaul...

12 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

Soaring interest rates hit some Build To Rent returns - Savills

An agency heavily involved in Build To Rent claims investment in the sector remains high - but soaring debt costs may...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Why 2023 Might be the Right Time to Invest in Buy To Let

Every year, those thinking about investing in property for the first time and even current landlords ask themselves whether it’s the...

11 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Britain’s biggest landlord enjoys bumper start to 2023

Grainger, the Newcastle company that is active in Build To Rent and claims to be Britain’s biggest landlord, has enjoyed a...

10 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

A Perfect Storm for London Renters?

The perennial shortage of new homes in the capital has now collided with a sharp increase in government regulation, a tripling...

28 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

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

Demand “massively outstripping supply” in London - top agency

Cluttons says renter demand in central London is massively outstripping the supply of homes available for let, while the sales market...

10 November 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

Rents rise to record levels as stock shortage rules the roost

September saw the highest average rental costs ever recorded by Goodlord, according to the PropTech firm’s latest index.  With the previous record...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

We’re increasing rent “responsibly” claims Build To Rent giant

Grainger, the UK’s largest landlord and a huge player in the Build To Rent sector, says it’s going to implement only...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises lag far behind inflation - official figures

Rents have increased by 3.4 per cent across the UK on average over the past year - rather less than the...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxes, Rent Freeze and red tape will drive out landlords - Zoopla

There is no real prospect of improved rental supply in the near term as private landlords continue to sell off homes...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Disillusioned landlords will keep selling off for rest of 2022

New market analysis by lettings and sales agency Hamptons suggests that landlords are the largest group likely to sell up over...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises - urban flats begin to catch back up to larger houses

Rents across Great Britain rose by an average of 8.3 per cent over the last 12 months, marking a gradual slowdown...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime lettings boost with rents rising even more than forecast

Savills says Prime London rents are to rise by 12.0 per cent in 2022 and by a total 18.3 per cent...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Six year high for rental growth, government figures show

Average rental prices across the UK rose at the highest level since 2016 in June, government figures show.  Even so that annual...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb league table shows cities with highest average prices

A new league table shows landlords the cities across the UK where the highest average Airbnb nightly prices are charged. The data,...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental growth rising as supply shortage starts to ease - new data

Rental growth rates slipped back slightly during the early part of summer according to an analysis by the Hamptons lettings agency,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents roar ahead of pre-pandemic levels in prime areas - Savills

Rental growth continues to roar ahead across prime areas of London, according to Savills. Prime London rental values increased a further 3.3...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Eye-watering rent rises as increasing inflation grips the UK

Rents are up year-on-year across all regions, according to the property website Home.   The mix-adjusted average rise across the UK is a...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate hike means it’s cheaper to rent than to own

The most recent interest rate rise has swung the balance making it cheaper to rent than to buy, according to lettings...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate by year end as affordability bites - Zoopla

The surge in rents will subside and the market will normalise before the end of the year. That’s the prediction from Zoopla...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters under pressure as cost of living crisis hits - Zoopla

The highest rental growth since the Global Financial Crisis, coupled with the cost of living crisis, is putting increased pressure on...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Another record rent rise fuelled by shortage of stock

The cost of a newly let home rose 9.8 per cent over the last 12 months to £1,125 pcm, marking the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom! Years of rental market growth ahead, predicts agency

The latest forecast for the UK lettings market this year is that there will be a four per cent rise in...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London landlords rejoice - rent rises highest for over a decade

Annual rental growth in prime London reached 11.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, following a 3.4 increase...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in London? Regeneration hotspot tipped to outperform

Property consultancy JLL says it’s identified one hitherto-unfashionable part of London as an area set to outperform the rest of the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Good Times Over? Rental growth to slow as tenants feel the pinch

A prominent lettings agency says the rental growth seen in the past year will not be repeated in 2022, as tenants...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Lowdown on London’s rental market

Foxtons has issued a wide-ranging snapshot of the London private rental market. Overall some 27 per cent of Londoners are  now privately...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market On Fire - Rental yields now highest for six years

Newly published rental yield from Rightmove reveals that the average yield across Great Britain is 5.5 per cent. This is the highest...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring Market - no end in sight as demand overwhelms supply

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ latest index suggests there’s no end in sight to rent rises in 2022. RICS’ monthly sentiment...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises: ‘North-South divide for landlords has never been wider’

Rents are rising at around twice the level of a year ago according to the latest market snapshot by lettings agency...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Market Update - big regional variations continue

Landlords are benefitting from widespread rent rises across the UK - with even London seeing a turnaround.  This is according to lettings...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords with larger family homes enjoying bigger rent increases

Landlords with family properties are in the pound seats when it comes to rent increases, according to data from lettings agency...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth highest for over a decade says Zoopla

Acute tenant demand over the third quarter of 2021 has propelled UK rental growth to its highest level for over a...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New investment league table’s ringing endorsement to city buy to lets

A new league table of investment potential has given a ringing endorsement to buy to let in cities. Select Property Group has...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth “amongst fastest in a generation” says agency

Average annual rental growth across Britain hit 8.0 per cent in September, the third fastest annual rate of growth recorded this...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Reasons To Be Cheerful - rent and capital appreciation to rise next year

Rents and capital appreciation will both rise next year - but to a significantly lesser degree than in 2021. That’s the verdict...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant Data: New insights into Millennials’ rental patterns

New research by lettings agency Hamptons shows the total amount of rent paid by tenants across Britain has actually fallen eight...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental properties letting almost a week faster than in 2020

Zoopla says rental properties are typically letting almost a week faster than a year ago. It claims that with supply and demand...

16 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cities Are Back! Rental growth best for years thanks to city renaissance

The UK rental market has revved up amidst a sharp rise in demand for city living, driving the highest rate of...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow but no falls forecast for rest of 2021 at least

The Hamptons lettings agency says the rate of annual rental growth is slowing slightly - but there’s no suggestion of a...

17 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Upbeat figures show strong rental market performance

There's more good news about the rental market across the country, with rents rising 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The data comes from...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

First Inner London monthly rent rise for over a year, reports agency

The lettings agency Hamptons has declared the bottom of the rental market for Inner London, saying it’s now on the way...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Up and Up - rents reach new record high says top agency

Rental growth accelerated in May to reach a new record high according to Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month the average cost...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Double Digit rent rises across many parts of Britain in past year

Lettings agency Hamptons says that across Great Britain rents rose 5.9 per cent annually in April, the fastest rate since January...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Most London rents now lower than they were in 2016, says Rightmove

New figures released by Rightmove this morning show that 65 per cent of London locations now have lower rent levels than...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London flats rentals still in doldrums - but for how long?

Reduced demand and falling rents continue throughout the London prime flats market, with values down in all areas except the south west...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Big rise in rents outside London as demands outstrips supply

New figures suggest a large average rise in rents over the past year in almost every region outside of London. According to...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords have upper hand on rents as supply plummets - research

High level research shows that since the start of the pandemic - March 2020 - some 300,000 fewer properties have come...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Pandemic means Inner London rents now little higher than Outer

Plummeting inner London rents mean the gap between central and outer areas of the capital is now far less than before. Data...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Growing investment from landlords despite rents stagnating

There is substantial investment going in to the private rental sector by individual landlords, according to evidence from the latest edition...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Houses letting much more quickly than apartments in city centres

New research out this morning suggests that Coronavirus continues to change the lettings landscape, with houses now renting more quickly than a...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market slowing according to surveyors’ sentiment study

The latest sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests a drop in landlord activity across the UK. RICS does...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

London rents set to fall according to vast majority of surveyors

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests the vast majority of respondents expect rents in...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents up across most of the UK but London landlords miss out

Rents rose 1.4 per cent in the year to October, a drop from the 1.5 per cent growth recorded in September...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

New survey sees London rents plummeting as rest of GB is static

Rental growth across Great Britain was flat in September according to the latest market survey by Countrywide brand Hamptons International. Average rents...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

London still in the slow lane while rest of market accelerates

The latest study from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows a strong lettings market across the UK - except in London. “London...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

London’s now a tenant’s market as supply soars - top agency

Prime Central London rents fell by an average 2.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 according to Savills. In prime...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords ‘are now treading very carefully’ due to the tenant evictions ban

New landlord instructions were broadly flat last month following a modest increase in July, while tenant demand continues to increase sharply,...

10 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Increase in demand for rental properties a bright spark amidst the ‘doom and gloom’

Demand for properties in the private rented sector has increased significantly providing a welcome boost for buy-to-let landlords.  Various reports show that...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The rental market is on the road to recovery

There has been a solid recovery in the letting market in recent weeks, according to a new RICS survey.  Respondents noted a...

13 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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