Rental growth rises by a third from 1.8% in 2016 to 2.4% in 2017 London goes from having the slowest rate of rental growth in England to the fastest Proportion of homes bought by a landlord drops to 12.5%, a nine year low Number of homes on the rental market in 2017 was 4% lower … Read more
As house prices have risen faster than rents over the last three years, most landlords have seen their returns squeezed, but many have benefited from capital appreciation. Over the last five years the average landlord saw their yield fall by 0.8% to 5.3%. But landlords haven’t been equally squeezed. The top 10% of landlords who … Read more
Overall the Budget was helpful for the housing market, although we could always ask for more. The change in stamp duty lifts the vast majority of first time buyers out of the tax and that will help to encourage more activity in the market. But movers also suffer from the tax and it would have … Read more
Countrywide’s Monthly Letting Index shows how the run of eight consecutive months of falling rents in London ended abruptly in July. Rents in London ended the month 2.1% up on last year, as the number of properties available to rent in the capital fell sharply. Across Great Britain the rate of rental growth doubled from … Read more
What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time without worrying about your rental investment.
For the UK, creating a link between the growth of the private rented sector and the delivery of new homes offers the opportunity to both increase the volume of homes built in the UK, and improve the experience of renters. 2016 will be a formative year in the growth of the institutionally backed build to rent sector.
Changes implemented under the Energy Efficiency (England & Wales) Regulations 2015, mean that domestic landlords need to be prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These changes come into force on the 1st April 2016.
We have a selection of homes for all types of buyers in our February round up of properties of the month.