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KEYWORD "Private rented sector" - 113 RESULTS
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

Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 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

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

UK Landlords need to prepare to survive these challenging times  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

There has never been a harder time to be a landlord in the UK. The pressures that the last six months...

28 August 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

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

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

Investors take financial hit as rent rises reach an all-time low

Landlords and property investors have taken a financial hit in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of letting...

03 July 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

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

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

Should the property sector be preparing for a coronavirus-led downturn?

The property sector has been told to prepare for a downturn in the market whilst keeping everybody safe during the coronavirus...

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

Q&A - what makes London such a rental hotspot?

The rental sector across the UK has grown hugely in recent years, with high house prices and affordability issues meaning many...

14 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

Landlords could be sitting on £1.2 billion in unaccounted deposits – claim

A huge sum of tenant money is thought to be held by landlords and agents without protection via a deposit protection...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

How to attract tenants to your property this winter

With the private rented sector continuing to expand, landlords must work hard to get ahead of the competition and attract suitable...

30 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Simple Life develops more than 250 new build homes for rent in Rochdale

Simple Life, the provider of new build homes for the private rented sector, has developed 264 family homes in Rochdale after...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent – homes soar in regions by over 50% in 2019

The UK is witnessing an influx of American-style purpose-built, professionally managed rental homes, according to the latest research by Savills for...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Preston insight – why is the city perfect for investors?

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer...

17 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

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

Housing market slows as rent costs hit record high

Buying demand has slightly risen this year, with an average of 320 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 318 on...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are more landlords looking to remortgage?

As a landlord, it helps to understand current trends in the private rented sector and how you can maintain your buy-to-let...

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

The Cardiff student property market is in dire need of PBSA

Cardiff may be small, but those who know the city would probably agree that it’s perfectly-formed and it’s certainly a great...

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

UK rents hit an all-time high as payments rise in all regions

The average UK rent hit an all-time high of £970 last month, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. The data shows...

18 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

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Build to Rent continues to thrive, research shows

The latest research from global real estate firm CBRE has revealed that the total institutional investment into multifamily housing (much more...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Greystar and Henderson Park reveal £101 million BTR tie-up

European investment platform Henderson Park and leading Build to Rent developer Greystar have announced the acquisition of a site at the...

26 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

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

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Gas Tag claims new technology can improve gas safety accountability

Gas safety accountability in the private rented sector can be improved by cutting-edge technology, a leading gas safety compliance tool has...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Asking rents in London hit record high

London's average asking rents are at an all-time high of £2,093 per month following a record year-on-year price increase, new Rightmove...

26 April 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

Rent costs rise as landlords continue exiting the market

The number of landlords exiting the market rose in February, while the number of tenants seeing rent rises increased to the...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

New guide suggests Build to Rent can aid London's housing crisis

Recently we asked whether Build to Rent was the answer to London's housing problems. Now business group London First has joined forces...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

For landlords, buying a property, making a few renovations and renting it out may sound like a simple feat, but it...

12 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

JLL says Build to Rent will bring over 2,000 homes to Bristol by 2021

More than 2,000 new Build to Rent apartments are set to be created in Bristol in the next three years, according...

06 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent – is it the answer to the country’s housing crisis?

With Build to Rent the fastest-growing trend in the rental sector, Property Investor Today took the opportunity to visit one of...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Pre-Brexit jitters shrugged off by rental sector

Now is an exciting time to be a buy-to-let investor, says investment agency Surrenden Invest, even in spite of the ongoing...

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

Rental sector remains resilient amid housing concerns

Average UK rental values continued to grow towards the end of 2018, with December showing a continuation of the steady rise...

16 January 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

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

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

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

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

Why is guaranteed rent crucial for landlords and property investors?

As a landlord, you'll want the reassurance of knowing that you’re going to receive your rent on time each month. This...

25 October 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Residential investment expert joins MyLondonHome

A well-known senior figure in the Build to Rent and residential investment industry has joined Steven Herd and Andrew Griffith at...

27 July 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

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

Official figures released this week by the English Housing Survey show that some 84% of private tenants are satisfied with their...

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep asks whether long-term tenants need to be referenced

PropTech startup RentalStep has questioned whether long-term lifestyle tenants should have to go through the traditional referencing process when moving between...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England,...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Average UK rents drop for the first time in six years

The UK has seen average rents decrease for the first time since 2017 during the first quarter of 2018, according to...

18 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Property investment at its peak in Yorkshire

Landlords from the Yorkshire and Humberside region have the biggest appetites for property investment, according to a new survey by property...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Serious investors ramp-up while accidental landlords sell-up, report shows

New research from Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed accidental and part-time landlords feel most negative about legislative changes and their future. The...

27 April 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

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new Build to Rent site in Birmingham

Funding has been agreed on a prime Build to Rent (BTR) development site in Birmingham, Legal & General announced recently. The site,...

18 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

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Andy Murray backs property rental crowdfunding platform

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses, including specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

LBC’s ‘The Property Hour’ returns

A popular property radio show returned to the airwaves on LBC yesterday.  ‘The Property Hour’, which is sponsored by Direct Line Landlord...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on October 7 and 8 for the annual Property Investor &...

23 September 2016

From: Sponsored Content

‘Window of opportunity’ to invest in PCL before prices increase

Within hours of the EU votes being counted last week, London Central Portfolio (LCP) released a statement urging investors to consider...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Calls for private landlord licensing in Northern Ireland

With a growing number of people living in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New body to improve multi home rental standards

With the volume of people living in the private rental sector continuing to grow, a new trade organisation has been launched...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

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

Landlord finances healthiest on record as arrears and evictions dip

The latest figures from estate agency chains Your Move and Reeds Rains show that in the final quarter of 2015 landlord...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors must prepare for longer tenancies

Landlords and property investors must prepare for long-term tenancies, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). The organisation says heightened...

09 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

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

The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

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 rents fall below £800 per month

The latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents across England and Wales have dipped below...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents slow, but not in the East

Rents across England and Wales dipped on a monthly basis between September and October, according to the latest Buy-to-Let index from...

26 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

New rental index to give better insight into private rented sector

The Landbay Rental Index is set to launch later this month, promising to offer a more advanced insight into the UK's...

18 September 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

Free property exhibition in Bournemouth set to draw in the crowds

The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition being held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in October this year is expected to...

21 August 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

‘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

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