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News related to rental market

New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks
2014-10-22 06:55:54 [Europe]
A new service for UK landlords has been launched to help them cope with the new legislation that means they must check the immigration status of potential tenants before agreeing a rental.
Read full article: [New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks]
 
Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds
2014-10-21 12:00:17 [Europe]
When looking for rented accommodation in the UK the overriding priority for tenants in every age group and in every region is affordability, new research shows.Read full article: [Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds]
 
Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September
2014-10-20 10:19:48 [Europe]
Rental price growth across the UK continued to ease in September, with twice as many regions in the UK seeing rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices, the latest figures show.Read full article: [Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September]
 
Average rents in England and Wales hit all-time high
2014-10-17 10:43:32 [Europe]
Average rents across England and Wales have reached a new all-time record high of £768 per month despite a slowdown in annual rises, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Average rents in England and Wales hit all-time high]
 
Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement
2014-10-17 08:06:10 [Europe]
Half of people aged over 40 believe they will still be repaying their mortgage or paying rent when they retire, new research has found.Read full article: [Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement]
 
Dubai sees strongest prime rental price growth, latest global cities index shows
2014-10-16 14:26:42 [Global News]
Dubai has seen the strongest prime rental market growth in the second quarter of 2014 although overall many cities have seen falling rents.Read full article: [Dubai sees strongest prime rental price growth, latest global cities index shows]
 
All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents
2014-10-15 15:28:20 [Europe]
Rents in the UK have continued to increase steadily throughout the year with the average rent in the third quarter of 2014 reaching £903 per calendar month, according to the latest index.
Read full article: [All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents]
 
Consultation launched in Scotland on tenancy reform
2014-10-09 08:38:42 [Europe]
The Scottish Government has launched its consultation on tenancy reform, the first major overhaul of tenancy legislation in the private rented sector for 25 years.Read full article: [Consultation launched in Scotland on tenancy reform]
 
London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals
2014-10-07 14:52:37 [Europe]
London’s prime rental markets of London saw annual growth of 1.4% on the back of strong demand for one and two bedroom flats over the past three months in particular, new research shows.Read full article: [London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals]
 
Leading global cities set to see double digit office rental growth in next five years
2014-10-01 11:03:04 [Global News]
Rising new technology industries and economic recovery are set to drive double digit office rental growth in the 15 leading global cities over the next five years, according to a new report by Knight Frank.Read full article: [Leading global cities set to see double digit office rental growth in next five years]
 
Low cost rental property programme launched in the UK
2014-09-29 09:11:28 [Europe]
A new pioneering £400 million programme has been launched in the UK to boost the building of new affordable rental homes available at below market rates.Read full article: [Low cost rental property programme launched in the UK]
 
Almost two thirds of tenants think they will never be able to buy a home
2014-09-29 08:16:25 [Europe]
Nearly two thirds of tenants in private rental accommodation in the UK believe they will never be able to buy a home of their own, according to new research.Read full article: [Almost two thirds of tenants think they will never be able to buy a home]
 
UK letting agents report increasing demand for rental properties
2014-09-25 10:22:15 [Europe]
People in the UK looking to rent a home face fierce competition for privately rented residential property as demand increases and supply contracts, according the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).Read full article: [UK letting agents report increasing demand for rental properties]
 
Rising residential and office rents make London costliest city in world to live
2014-09-25 08:40:26 [Global News]
London has become the world’s most expensive city to live and work due to the increased costs of renting homes and office space, new global research shows.Read full article: [Rising residential and office rents make London costliest city in world to live]
 
Survey reveals extent of UK residential tenant fears over maintenance issues
2014-09-25 07:23:08 [Europe]
One in five tenants in the UK has been evicted by their landlord or agent for complaining about problems, such as faulty boilers and leaking roofs, it is claimed.
 
Read full article: [Survey reveals extent of UK residential tenant fears over maintenance issues]
 
Referendum waiting game pushes rents to all-time peak in Scotland
2014-09-24 09:50:56 [Europe]
The Scottish independence referendum contributed to the recent rise in rents to a new record high of £537 per month, up 2.7% in the last 12 months, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Referendum waiting game pushes rents to all-time peak in Scotland]
 
UK govt announces new deals for private rented sector
2014-09-23 07:55:56 [Europe]
Tenants renting privately in the UK will get a better, fairer deal under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis.Read full article: [UK govt announces new deals for private rented sector]
 
Rent rises in England and Wales slowing but reach record high
2014-09-22 10:16:46 [Europe]
Residential rents have eased across England and Wales, slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak, according to the latest buy to let inRead full article: [Rent rises in England and Wales slowing but reach record high]
 
Majority of UK tenants rent as they can’t afford to buy, new research reveals
2014-09-19 08:55:36 [Europe]
Almost 60% of tenants in the UK rent because they are priced out of the housing market but generally they have a positive relationship with their landlords, new research shows.Read full article: [Majority of UK tenants rent as they can’t afford to buy, new research reveals]
 
English landlords enjoying a booming rental market, says new research
2014-09-18 07:46:04 [Europe]
Landlords in England are witnessing a booming rental market, with earnings from rental payments in excess of £32 billion per year or almost £2.7 billion per month, according to new research.Read full article: [English landlords enjoying a booming rental market, says new research]
 
UK home rental price growth eases, latest index shows
2014-09-15 08:34:20 [Europe]
Rental price growth across the UK eased in August, with every region seeing smaller rent increases than in previous months, according to the latest index.Read full article: [UK home rental price growth eases, latest index shows]
 
NLA calls for extension to PRS energy efficiency deadline
2014-09-12 10:31:52 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has warned the UK government to tread cautiously in introducing minimum energy efficiency requirements in the private rented sector (PRS).Read full article: [NLA calls for extension to PRS energy efficiency deadline]
 
New controls on the UK’s private rental market hailed is a flawed idea
2014-09-11 13:33:41 [Europe]
Home seekers would face higher rents and restricted choice if tenancy rent controls were introduced in the UK, it is claimed.Read full article: [New controls on the UK’s private rental market hailed is a flawed idea]
 
More than 50% of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents
2014-09-11 10:27:49 [Europe]
Over half of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents and two thirds don’t consider if their letting agent or landlord is licensed, new research has found.Read full article: [More than 50% of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents]
 
Prime central London rental market in recovery mode
2014-09-10 12:39:49 [Europe]
The prime central London rental market continued its recovery in August as uncertainty surrounding next May’s general election turned more prospective buyers into tenants, a new report suggests.Read full article: [Prime central London rental market in recovery mode]
 
Wear and tear is most misunderstood issue for tenants and landlords
2014-09-10 09:33:31 [Europe]
Fair wear and tear is the most misunderstood area of the whole renting process and agents and landlords still have unrealistic expectations centred on the deductions that can and cannot be made from the tenant deposit, it is claimed.Read full article: [Wear and tear is most misunderstood issue for tenants and landlords]
 
Research suggests many UK landlords don’t break even
2014-09-09 09:58:43 [Europe]
More than a quarter of landlords in the UK who let out a single property break even or run at a loss, according to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA).Read full article: [Research suggests many UK landlords don’t break even]
 
UK lettings agents have less than a month to get on redress schemes
2014-09-08 09:01:36 [Europe]
Letting agents in the UK are being urged to meet the October deadline to register with an approved redress scheme.Read full article: [UK lettings agents have less than a month to get on redress schemes]
 
Strong economic growth in the US set to boost commercial real estate sectors
2014-09-05 15:24:40 [North America]
The strong rebound in economic growth in the United States during the second quarter of this year and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, it is claimed.Read full article: [Strong economic growth in the US set to boost commercial real estate sectors]
 
UK landlords will find best rental yields in northern regions, it is claimed
2014-09-05 06:28:35 [Europe]
The North of England offers the best buy to let returns for landlords in the UK with central London at the bottom, according to new research.Read full article: [UK landlords will find best rental yields in northern regions, it is claimed]
 
UK pilot scheme on checking tenants immigration rights to launch in December
2014-09-04 08:33:50 [Europe]
The UK government has announced that the first pilot scheme for landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants will begin in December in the West Midlands.Read full article: [UK pilot scheme on checking tenants immigration rights to launch in December]
 
UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities
2014-08-27 15:18:56 [Europe]
Furnished flats in towns and cities provide the best rental returns for UK landlords as they appeal to young, mobile tenants, according to research from Countrywide.
Read full article: [UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities]
 
Renting more expensive than ever in many US metros, latest index data suggests
2014-08-27 14:03:59 [North America]
Renting is currently more expensive than ever in many areas in the United States, making it difficult for renters to save for a down payment on a home, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Renting more expensive than ever in many US metros, latest index data suggests]
 
Scotland sees first rent rise for almost two years due to fees change
2014-08-27 13:20:56 [Europe]
The ban on tenant fees has accelerated rent rises in Scotland with annual average rents up 2.3% after years of stability, according to the latest published index.Read full article: [Scotland sees first rent rise for almost two years due to fees change]
 
Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed
2014-08-25 08:33:42 [Europe]
Unscrupulous letting agents that are charging tenants and landlords for the same service such as checking references or alterations to contract extension agreements, new research has found.Read full article: [Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed]
 
Supply and demand creating rent fluctuations in prime London market
2014-08-19 09:41:29 [Europe]
A shift in supply and demand in the London prime property rental market is resulting in marked variations depending on location.Read full article: [Supply and demand creating rent fluctuations in prime London market]
 
Average rent in Great Britain reaches £1,029 a month, index data shows
2014-08-18 08:52:51 [Europe]
The average advertised rent in Great Britain increased by 6.56% in July 2014 compared to the same time last year, reaching £1,029 per month, the latest index shows.
Read full article: [Average rent in Great Britain reaches £1,029 a month, index data shows]
 
Scotland sees average rents rise much faster than rest of UK
2014-08-18 08:13:30 [Europe]
The private rental market in Scotland saw a sharp rise with average rent prices rising 10% last month compared to 4.4% in the UK as a whole.Read full article: [Scotland sees average rents rise much faster than rest of UK]
 
Rents in England and Wales up 2% year on year, latest index shows
2014-08-15 08:54:04 [Europe]
Annual rent rises in England and Wales have increased to 2%, the first real time growth since September last year, to average £753 per month, the latest index shows.
Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales up 2% year on year, latest index shows]
 
Prime central London flat sales down 11% year on year
2014-08-13 16:51:06 [Europe]
Flat sales in the prime central London property market are down 11% year on year but house transactions are up 20%, the latest market report shows.Read full article: [Prime central London flat sales down 11% year on year]
 
New study says UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to tenant wrong doing
2014-08-12 09:54:10 [Europe]
UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to the country’s worst tenants by failing to carry out basic checks, according to new research.Read full article: [New study says UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to tenant wrong doing]
 
Majority of UK landlords are part time or amateur, says NLA
2014-08-11 13:06:03 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is reminding UK landlords of the importance of understanding their obligations as its latest research shows that more than a quarter have been letting for less than five years.Read full article: [Majority of UK landlords are part time or amateur, says NLA]
 
Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London
2014-08-06 15:24:43 [Europe]
A strengthening UK economy and more buoyant employment market has translated to a pick up in the prime lettings market in London in the first half of 2014.Read full article: [Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London]
 
UK sees private rental sector growth
2014-08-05 16:36:22 [Europe]
Monthly rents in the UK, excluding London, have increased by 4% annually to £689 with six tenants are chasing every available property across the country, the highest since 2011, the latest rental index showsRead full article: [UK sees private rental sector growth]
 
Report calls for expansion of private rental sector in Scotland
2014-08-04 16:00:33 [Europe]
A more robust private rented sector needs to be created in Scotland and more land made available for building new homes, according to a new report from the independent Scottish Housing Commission.Read full article: [Report calls for expansion of private rental sector in Scotland]
 
Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London
2014-08-04 11:34:49 [Europe]
A strengthening UK economy and more buoyant employment market has translated to a pick up in the prime lettings market in London in the first half of 2014.Read full article: [Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London]
 
Average prime London rents back to peak levels
2014-07-31 12:58:43 [Europe]
Average rents in the prime London market are back to peak levels but growth in the city is not uniform with levels in the east leading the growth, according to new researchRead full article: [Average prime London rents back to peak levels]
 
Private rental sector growing in England, latest housing survey shows
2014-07-31 08:44:40 [Europe]
The private rented residential sector has overtaken the social rented sector in England to become the second largest tenure in the country, according to new figures.Read full article: [Private rental sector growing in England, latest housing survey shows]
 
Families renting in key global cities want a secure tenancy, new research shows
2014-07-29 15:48:35 [Global News]
Significant differences in the structure of the private rental markets in London, New York, Berlin and the Randstad cities in Holland have led to vastly different numbers of families choosing to rent, new research shows.Read full article: [Families renting in key global cities want a secure tenancy, new research shows]
 
Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows
2014-07-28 14:36:47 [Europe]
For the first time ever, average rents in Greater London are more than double those across the rest of the UK at £1,412 and £694 respectively, new research shows.Read full article: [Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows]
 



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