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KEYWORD "PRS" - 102 RESULTS
Overseas roundup – from Portugal and Spain to Montenegro

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interest in overseas property remains strong, even if international travel and tourism are currently very much...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long...

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The rise of the upper-middle-aged renter – study

Retirees and those in the upper-middle age category are the fastest growing tenant groups in the private rented sector (PRS), analysis...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s how to create the perfect property listing

Despite another national lockdown seemingly on the horizon, the property market remains resilient, with the stamp duty holiday and other initiatives...

05 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Significant Scottish residential portfolio transaction finalised

A residential portfolio comprising 118 residential properties across the Central Belt of Scotland has been sold by Places for People to...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 will force change in the PRS — let's make sure it’s positive

Lockdown measures have left the UK’s residential rental sector struggling to deal with a period of unpaid rents, occupancy voids, and...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting’ new growth for Midlands PRS developer acquired by real estate giant

European residential real estate giant Cordia International has acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. Cordia, a developer with interests across Hungary, Poland, Spain, Germany and Romania, is the...

11 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – now is the perfect time to let your property

With activity in the market continuing to rise and the number new tenancies back to pre-pandemic levels, landlords are enjoying strong...

07 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

The birth of Build to Rent – how did it become the PRS’s biggest trend?

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly,...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June

The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Development round-up: Notts scheme closer, new PBSA site in Edinburgh

One of the biggest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK moved a step closer last week (July 24) as a...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Update: major development in York and progress in Brighton

A leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor has agreed to provide Heworth Green Developments, under the North Star banner,...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in UK Build to Rent set for a sharp rebound, report finds

Multifamily (Build to Rent) housing is set to be the UK’s most resilient real estate sector, according to a report from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Smaller institutional investors locked out of investing into UK residential

A new report has found that the UK’s residential market is missing out on billions of pounds of potential investment from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent bounces back - UNCLE opens its latest scheme in Wembley

Well-known rental brand UNCLE recently opened its fifth property within its rapidly expanding chain of serviced rental apartments. Made up of two...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Will Covid-19 actually increase the demand for co-living?

A niche, but much-discussed, sub-sector of the rental market, co-living has never really taken off in the UK in the way...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

In parts one and two, we looked at the investors and developers with a large stake in the fast-emerging Build to...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – which developers are driving the Build to Rent boom?

In part one, we looked at the major institutional investors ploughing money into the rapidly growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector. Here,...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment fund passes 2,000th rental home milestone

A closed-ended real estate investment trust has announced the completion of the 2,000th home for its portfolio. The PRS REIT was established...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is community living?

In recent years, there's been a trend for alternative renting options such as Build to Rent and co-living, particularly among millennials...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: has coronavirus derailed investment in retirement living?

The general consensus in the property market pre-pandemic was that retirement living was one of the next biggest things, with growing...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Build to Rent market adapting to lockdown and social distancing?

Build to Rent (BTR) was undoubtedly one of the property sector’s fastest-growing areas before Covid-19 took hold. But, like all other markets,...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

More kind gestures – PRS companies offer goodwill in time of crisis

In this period of crisis, we have seen many examples of acts of kindness and companies seeking to help other companies...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

New dance-inspired show home and FTB apartments launched in Battersea

Developer Avanton has launched a new dance-inspired show home and first-time buyer apartments at Coda in Battersea. The £260 million (GDV) mixed-use...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Where will the future demand for BTR outside London be at its strongest?

New research by global real estate firm CBRE has identified the UK towns and cities outside London where the future demand...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

£1 billion joint venture acquires London Build to Rent asset for £100 million

Two real estate firms have acquired a 294-apartment residential rental complex in east London from Kennedy Wilson for approximately £100 million...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

More portfolio landlords are turning to HMOs in 2020

UK landlords are planning to acquire houses in multiple occupation (HMO) more than any other property type over the next 12...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – beware of moving to holiday lettings amidst Airbnb crackdown

Proposals for regulatory and financial changes to the status of Airbnb in Scotland and Bristol, aimed at curbing the growth of...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – what are the differences between UK Build to Rent and US Multifamily?

With Build to Rent the private rented sector’s fastest-growing marketplace, and a major consideration for an increasing number of institutional investors...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Falling rent costs show ‘temporary relief’ for tenants

The number of agents who saw rent increases fell by 8% in October against a tumultuous political backdrop. That is according to...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

A decade of growth and profit: private rented sector booms over last 10 years

With a whole new decade nearly upon us, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Will Build to Rent developments be entirely tech-led in the future?

Last week PIT attended a roundtable discussion at WeWork Monument where the future of Build to Rent, the role of PropTech/AI...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Ascend’s Build to Rent developments perform strongly for investors

Two of the largest Build to Rent developments in the Manchester city region are generating significant rental returns, according to Manchester-based...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Birmingham’s continuing boom – PRS scheme sells out before completion

Another private rented sector scheme in Birmingham has sold all of its units prior to completion of construction works, with total...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Claim – why landlords should be cautious about Airbnb

A leading property management firm has warned UK landlords to be cautious about turning to Airbnb and other short-term online lettings...

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors raise PRS standards with continued investment

The commitment of landlords and property investors to improving properties has contributed towards a drastically improved standard of rental accommodation in...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Trouble for tenants? Rent costs accelerate to record high

Rent prices rose to a new record high for the third consecutive month in July, according to ARLA Propertymark’s July Private...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent - engaging communities to get the most from investment

It is unfair to assume that people who rent rather than own their home have less of a stake in their...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Birmingham flagship apartment development 95% sold one year from launch

SevenCapital’s flagship Birmingham city centre development, St Martin’s Place, is almost sold out just one year since going on sale off-plan,...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon: Large scale landlords make targeted investments

Larger scale landlords are continuing to make targeted investments to optimise their position, according to Paragon’s PRS Trends Report for Q2...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Eight Staffordshire police properties available on market

Property consultancy Jon Flowith & Partners has been instructed to market eight former Staffordshire Police properties. The eight buildings – which can...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Industry coalition calls for section 21 to be retained

Groups representing landlords and letting agents have called for section 21 repossessions to be retained in the private rented sector unless...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘powerless’ against rogue tenants if Section 21 is scrapped

The proposed abolition of Section 21 will leave landlords ‘virtually powerless’ to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) among tenants in the private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Spike in landlords exiting rental market amidst Fees Ban, ARLA reports

UK letting agents reported a rise in the number of landlords selling up in April, according to ARLA Propertymark’s April Private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new, largest-to-date BTR scheme in Wandsworth

Financial services company Legal & General, already a major player in the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) sector, has revealed that...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Crest Nicholson and M&G Real Estate extend PRS partnership

Crest Nicholson and M&G Real Estate have partnered for the fifth time to fund the construction of a second phase of...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

Landlord action to reduce higher tax costs could lead to a lower level of buy-to-let mortgage transactions going forward. That is according...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Property Management

Who are you? Paul Staley What does it say on your business card? Director of PRS at SDL Property Management. What is SDL Property Management? As...

09 January 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Record number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions

The number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions increased by 85% in October, according to ARLA Propertymark. Its October Private Rented Sector...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

More landlords will leave the private rented sector – claim

More landlords will leave the private rented sector in the next year as annual rental price growth has been falling or...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of tenants experiencing rent hikes continues to increase

The number of tenants experiencing rent increases continued to rise in September, according to ARLA Propertymark’s latest Private Rented Sector (PRS)...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

New Build to Rent schemes set for Manchester and Liverpool

Two new Build to Rent schemes are set to be built in Manchester and Liverpool after a deal was agreed between...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in private rental sector increase in line with RPI

Residential rent rises in the private rental sector (PRS) have been closely tied to the rate of inflation and retail price...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rising rents in UK hit 10-month high

The number of tenants experiencing rent hikes rose to 35% in June, up from 28% in May – the highest figure...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

The National LIS Awards urges companies to enter

The National LIS Awards, which aims to celebrate excellence in the private rented sector, is set to take place on Thursday...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Major Build to Rent scheme set for Southampton city centre

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, has acquired a major Build to Rent scheme in the heart of Southampton. The...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

‘A bleak outlook for renters in 2018’ says trade body

The supply of rental properties fell by 8% from December to January, painting a bleak picture for renters this year, according...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

PBSA beds outstrip halls of residence beds in Newcastle for the first time

Research carried out by Prime Student Living has revealed that the number of private purpose-built student accommodation beds in Newcastle has,...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap could lead to more disputes in PRS

Government proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech in June to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent could...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

No sign of landlords exiting PRS despite ‘catalogue of challenges’

Various reports have suggested that a number of private landlords plan to sell up and quit the PRS as a consequence...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New plans for waterside development as part of £5.5bn regeneration scheme

A planning application has been submitted by Peel Land and the Regenda Group to develop a £21m residential tower as part...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

PRS cleaning bill hits £5 million per year

An estimated £5 million is wasted in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) each year as rental properties are not cleaned to...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

CBRE appoints new Senior Director for residential investment

Former employee Andrew Screen has been appointed as a Senior Director by CBRE. He will work within the company’s Investment and...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

ARLA reveals seasonal supply and demand drop in PRS

Supply and demand of rental property dipped in December, according to the December Private Rental Sector (PRS) report from the Association...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent arrears worsening, report finds

The number of tenants who are seriously behind on rent has risen by almost 14% between Q2 and Q3, the highest...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Government calls for blacklist against the worst PRS offenders

A government consultation has proposed that a blacklist should be created for persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. However, Paul Shamplina,...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Average London rent to hit £2,000 a month by 2020

If rents continue at the same pace, the average two bed home in the capital will surpass the £2,000pcm mark by...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Home ownership falls, demand for buy-to-let soars

Home ownership is falling starkly in the UK, according to new research by high-end property firm Savills.  The third issue of the...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Poor electrical safety putting tenants at risk

Poor electrical safety in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is placing tenants’ lives in danger, as they fail to be protected...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property investment returns to be helped by UK’s rising population, report claims

Population growth and a strong underlying economy will support property investment in the UK, a new report from Moody’s Investor Service has...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fire safety awareness app launches for landlords and tenants

This week a new Firemark Education app has been launched to help landlords and tenants understand the risk from fire, fire...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency in rented housing to be discussed by MPs and peers

An inquiry into the energy efficiency of private rented housing has been launched by The All Party Parliamentary Group for the...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Software giant announces PRS software solution

Qube Global Software has announced that it has developed a unified management tool for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) model.  The tool...

18 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Deal struck to deliver Scotland's first large scale institutional PRS scheme

One of the world's best-known investment management firms and a premium developer have announced the completion of a deal that will...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Missing inventory items could be costing tenants, AIIC warns

Tenants across Britain could be losing thousands of pounds due to incomplete inventories, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

‘Majority of tenants are satisfied with their landlord’

Some 81% of tenants surveyed by buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages said they are satisfied with their current landlord. The majority of tenants...

19 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents hit all-time record high

The latest Buy-to-Let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents throughout England and Wales increased by 4.6%...

27 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Rest of the UK catching London on rental growth

The average rent across the UK is now rising in line with Greater London for the first time and at the...

22 May 2015

From: Breaking News

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