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News related to rental market

Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors
2014-12-17 15:48:59 [Europe]
UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.Read full article: [Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors]
 
Fierce competition of rental properties continues despite supply increase
2014-12-16 08:57:58 [Europe]
The level of supply in the private rental sector in the UK is showing signs of improvement but there is still fierce competition for rental property as the level of demand remains high.Read full article: [Fierce competition of rental properties continues despite supply increase]
 
Most UK regions see strong annual rental market growth
2014-12-15 08:39:23 [Europe]
Nine out of 12 UK regions saw rental price rise in November compared to the same month last year, according to the latest rental index.Read full article: [Most UK regions see strong annual rental market growth]
 
UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country
2014-12-12 08:59:48 [Europe]
The UK’s housing minister has signed a new agreement to unlock £3.5 billion in funding to build new homes specifically for renting across the country.Read full article: [UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country]
 
Renting costs twice as much as owning a home in US cities
2014-12-11 16:40:16 [North America]
People renting a home in the United States can expect to pay twice as much of their incomes on their rent than an owner on mortgage payments, new research has found.Read full article: [Renting costs twice as much as owning a home in US cities]
 
London prime property rent rises set to outpace house growth in 2015
2014-12-11 10:47:54 [Europe]
London prime property prices are expected to grow by 3% to 5% in 2015 but strong tenant demand is expected to boost rental prices by 10% over the next year, the latest forecast suggests.
Read full article: [London prime property rent rises set to outpace house growth in 2015]
 
Landlords facing serious court delays on evictions due to cuts
2014-12-10 15:26:10 [Europe]
Under resourced county courts in England are exasperated by the number of possession claims being put forward, resulting in costly delays for landlords, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Landlords facing serious court delays on evictions due to cuts]
 
Top end of luxury rental market in London booming, new analysis suggests
2014-12-08 12:33:58 [Europe]
The top end of the luxury home rental market in London is booming with a lack of supply and concerns about next year’s general election driving the market, according to a new report.Read full article: [Top end of luxury rental market in London booming, new analysis suggests]
 
Over half of UK landlords plan to expand their portfolios in 2015
2014-12-05 17:28:03 [Europe]
Over half of landlords in the UK are looking to buy more property in 2015 and are feeling bullish about the new year, according to a new study.
Read full article: [Over half of UK landlords plan to expand their portfolios in 2015]
 
Research reveals high number of UK tenants don’t have contents insurance
2014-12-05 07:37:43 [Europe]
With both the cost of renting and the number of renters increasing in the UK new research has found that a third of tenants don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their contents.Read full article: [Research reveals high number of UK tenants don’t have contents insurance]
 
Private rental sector identified as a growth area in UK property markets
2014-12-04 10:06:39 [Europe]
The changing lifestyles of people aged under 35 and a shift in sentiment towards property ownership are set to contribute to a surge in the UK’s private rental sector, it is claimed.Read full article: [Private rental sector identified as a growth area in UK property markets]
 
Faulty boilers are top cause of complaint for UK tenants
2014-12-02 10:28:11 [Europe]
The top cause of complaint from tenants in the UK is a faulty boiler, with nearly a third of tenants suffering from lack of hot water and/or heating at some time during their tenancy.Read full article: [Faulty boilers are top cause of complaint for UK tenants]
 
Investigation claims property redress scheme not working in London
2014-11-27 08:56:03 [Europe]
Local authorities in London are failing to do their job stamping out rogue letting agents, according to a new investigation.Read full article: [Investigation claims property redress scheme not working in London]
 
Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK
2014-11-26 07:22:20 [Europe]
Scotland is seeing stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales, with average residential rents up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK]
 
Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows
2014-11-24 18:19:44 [Europe]
Most regions in the UK saws rental prices fall in October and while they are still higher than a year ago the last three months data indicates a cooling in the market, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows]
 
Residential rents in England and Wales reach new record
2014-11-21 07:21:27 [Europe]
Rents across England and Wales have reached a new record of £770 per month, up 1.5% over the last 12 months, according to the latest buy to let index.Read full article: [Residential rents in England and Wales reach new record]
 
UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found
2014-11-20 17:08:25 [Europe]
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
Read full article: [UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found]
 
Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds
2014-11-20 10:38:34 [Europe]
Like estate agents, landlords often get a bad press but new research has found that they are more ethical that they are given credit for.
Read full article: [Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds]
 
UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found
2014-11-19 18:21:32 [Europe]
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.Read full article: [UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found]
 
Rents rise in every county in Ireland, latest quarterly rental report shows
2014-11-19 07:23:17 [Europe]
Rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland, according to the latest quarterly rental Report by Daft.Read full article: [Rents rise in every county in Ireland, latest quarterly rental report shows]
 
Annual residential rents up 1.3% in Australia, but cities show differing rates
2014-11-17 12:42:51 [Australasia]
Annual rental rate for houses and apartments in Australia increased by 1.3% in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest data to be published.Read full article: [Annual residential rents up 1.3% in Australia, but cities show differing rates]
 
Interest rates and property tax concerns impacting prime central London market
2014-11-13 11:10:25 [Europe]
Concerns around interest rates and property taxes have impacted on sentiment within the prime central London residential market, it is claimed.Read full article: [Interest rates and property tax concerns impacting prime central London market]
 
UK landlords can expect speedier eviction process for rogue tenants
2014-11-13 08:01:28 [Europe]
A new service launched by the UK Government enables landlords to start the process of evicting tenants using the Section 21 accelerated possession procedure by filling out an online form.Read full article: [UK landlords can expect speedier eviction process for rogue tenants]
 
Official figures show rent increases in Scotland are largely below inflation
2014-11-12 15:51:01 [Europe]
Between 2010 and 2014 most average rents in Scotland increased below the rate of inflation, with some rents falling, the latest data from the Scottish Government shows.Read full article: [Official figures show rent increases in Scotland are largely below inflation]
 
Average residential tenancy deposit in England and Wales up 11% year on year
2014-11-12 11:58:37 [Europe]
The value of deposits for the average home tenancy in England and Wales has increased by 11% over the last year, according to the latest published data.Read full article: [Average residential tenancy deposit in England and Wales up 11% year on year]
 
PRS sector in UK benefits from improvement in tenant arrears
2014-11-11 10:09:17 [Europe]
The number of UK tenants severely behind on rental payments has fallen by 9% over the last 12 months, new research shows.Read full article: [PRS sector in UK benefits from improvement in tenant arrears]
 
Value of British property owned by landlords set to break £1 trillion mark in 2015
2014-11-10 14:43:44 [Europe]
The value of property owned by landlords in Great Britain is set to break the £1 trillion pound barrier next year, according to new research.Read full article: [Value of British property owned by landlords set to break £1 trillion mark in 2015]
 
Research reveals UK landlords experience difficulties accessing buy to let finance
2014-11-10 08:10:25 [Europe]
Three in 10 landlords in the UK plan to look for additional buy to let lending or to re-mortgage in the next three months, yet many may not gain access to finance, it is claimed.Read full article: [Research reveals UK landlords experience difficulties accessing buy to let finance]
 
UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows
2014-11-07 08:55:46 [Europe]
UK landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter of the year with just 3% reporting that it is declining, the latest monthly buy to let survey shows.Read full article: [UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows]
 
Prime central London rental values up for eighth month in a row
2014-11-05 08:13:00 [Europe]
Rental values in prime central London rose for the eighth successive month in October, recovering to a level last seen two years ago, the latest index report shows.Read full article: [Prime central London rental values up for eighth month in a row]
 
ARLA calls for better regulation of rental fees in the UK
2014-11-05 08:05:46 [Europe]
Better regulation is needed in the private rental sector in the UK to stop rogue agents charging over the odds tenant fees, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).Read full article: [ARLA calls for better regulation of rental fees in the UK]
 
UK’s new property redress scheme exceeds membership expectations
2014-11-04 08:55:44 [Europe]
The Association of Residential Letting Agents has confirmed that the UK’s new Property Redress Scheme membership meets its membership requirements, as members join daily.Read full article: [UK’s new property redress scheme exceeds membership expectations]
 
Prime central London experiencing shortage of three bed homes to rent
2014-10-28 08:52:20 [Europe]
As the lettings market in the capital continues to thrive, one leading national estate agent is experiencing a shortage of rental properties available, particularly for three bedroom homes which are in high demand.Read full article: [Prime central London experiencing shortage of three bed homes to rent]
 
Private rental prices in Britain up by 1% year on year, latest index shows
2014-10-27 09:58:30 [Europe]
Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show.Read full article: [Private rental prices in Britain up by 1% year on year, latest index shows]
 
Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK
2014-10-23 09:35:00 [Europe]
The South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised residential rents reach record highs in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest published index.Read full article: [Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK]
 
Rent rises in Scotland cool off from August peak, latest index shows
2014-10-22 15:21:45 [Europe]
Average rents in Scotland fell by 0.2% in September to £536 per month but they climbed to a new peak in Edinburgh, according to the latest buy to let index.Read full article: [Rent rises in Scotland cool off from August peak, latest index shows]
 
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]
 



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