11 January 2017
The past 12 months was a year of two halves for new rental agreements with rents averaging 4% or higher and peaking at 4.7% in June, before dropping to the lowest annual rate of 1.7% in December 2016.
15 February 2016
The influential cross-party Commons Treasury Committee says the whole economy could suffer is George Osborne’s fiscal measures against the private rental sector lead to a drop in the number of homes to let, and so to a reduction in labour market mobility.
03 February 2016
Demand for rented homes will rise by more than 1m households over the next five years, Savills has claimed.
17 August 2015
Nearly 40% of all ex-council flats sold under the Right to Buy in England are now almost certainly being rented out privately.
04 August 2015
The Government’s determination to crack down on rogue operators within the private rented sector has been underlined.
24 July 2015
More and more agents are witnessing increases in the cost of renting, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
17 July 2015
The private rented sector supplies 19% of all homes in England – ahead of the social sector at 17%.
16 June 2015
Research commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages shows that 81 per cent of tenants living in the private rented sector are satisfied with their landlord.
29 May 2015
In a new snapshot of Britain, it has emerged that over three-quarters of all new UK households are being created in the private rented sector.
27 May 2015
Housing is due to feature prominently in today’s Queen’s Speech – with the industry holding its breath to see if mandatory licensing of the private rented sector will be introduced as expected, and if so, what detail is given either in the speech itself or the subsequent small print.