Shortage of homes pushes rents to record levels

According to new figures, a depletion of private rental property forces rents to record levels and adds to the cost of living crisis. According to Hamptons, rents across Britain increased by 6.7 percent year-on-year in February 2022, while rents in the North soared by 9.6 percent. As the cost of living crisis bites, Hamptons assesses […]

The Growing Rental Market in London

With the slow pace of workers returning to offices and international travel resuming, London’s high-end rental homes are witnessing high demand, and in response, their prices are on the up. According to new research, rental price growth reached its highest level for 13 years during Q3 2021. Zoopla’s quarterly Rental Market Report indicates that average […]

The Pros and Cons of the Build-to-Rent Model

Build-to-rent boom has continued to drive significant new housing supply across the UK, according to the latest data published by the British Property Federation (BPF). There were 157,512 build-to-rent homes – new, high-quality, and professionally-managed homes built for renters – complete, under construction, or in planning across the UK by March-end 2020. This is a […]

Why Build-to-rent housing market is exploding?

The British Property Federation reported a total of 152,071 Build to Rent (BTR) properties in the UK at the end of 2019, to include completed projects, those under construction, and in planning. The market has seen a 15 percent rise since 2018 and a rise in properties across all development stages: • Properties completed have […]

The Rise of Generation Rent

BTR market growth mirrors a cultural shift. House prices and the typical cost of living have both increased exponentially in the last two decades, meaning that the concept of ‘settling down and starting a family’ seems out of reach to many would-be home buyers. It has coincided with more young people deciding to focus on […]

Where are Millennials Staying?

In recent years, approaches toward renting have changed, with many people stating they enjoy the versatility, freedom, and more excellent choice of living locations that renting provides. With more people working from home than ever before, access to home working amenities (such as work space) and green spaces has boosted demand. In contrast, the need […]

Why Is the Demand for Build-to-Rent Homes Growing?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic creating delays in building and construction, the build-to-rent sector grew significantly in 2020. The number of completed build-to-rent homes grew by 23%, from 43,598 in Q4 2019 to 53,750 in Q4 2020. Additionally, 22% more projects were in the planning process, and 5% were under construction. Even throughout Covid-19, the Build-to-Rent […]