Category: Build-to-rent

UK property: Supply of rental property continues to fall

UK property: Supply of rental property continues to fall

Despite rising demand, housing levels in Britain’s private rented sector are dwindling, highlighting the need for more investment in purpose-built rental property for the country’s growing number of tenants. Summary: Up to 4,000 traditional buy-to-let rental properties are being sold each month by private landlords New taxes introduced to curb buy-to-let investment are forcing more… Read more »

Six million UK rental properties demanded by 2025

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GBP 21 billion worth of purpose-built rental property was bought in 2017 alone, as a rising number of Britons are moving into the country’s rental market   Summary: The scale of demand in the UK’s rental sector has been revealed, with six million people expected to be wanting to live in rental accommodation by 2025… Read more »

Close to 100,000 purpose-built UK rental properties in pipeline

Close to 100,000 purpose-built UK rental properties in pipeline

The build-to-rent sector is ‘evolving quickly’, as the north-west of England ‘dominates the regional picture’ for construction activity. Summary: Huge investment is being made into the UK’s purpose-built rental sector Almost 100,000 build-to-rent properties are in the pipeline for construction More properties are in development outside of London, with the north-west of England recording the… Read more »

Demand for rental property in the UK continues to rise

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New research finds up to a third of young people in Britain will now rent for their entire lives, underlining the need for more investment in key UK city markets. Summary: Volume of people using the UK’s private rental sector revealed by think tank report, with over a third of young people now set to… Read more »

The Autumn Budget 2017. What can we expect for the UK property market?


Could Phillip Hammond’s inaugural Autumn Budget bring about much needed and significant changes to the UK housing market? All will be revealed on Wednesday, November 22nd. With a view to simplifying the business of setting taxes and government spending, Chancellor Phillip Hammond made the announcement in November of last year that the Spring Budget would… Read more »

Could UK build-to-rent deliver 240,000 new homes by 2030?

Could UK build-to-rent deliver 240,000 new homes by 2030?

New report suggests that the purpose-built rental market could accelerate the growth of Britain’s property supply at a time when demand continues to rise.   Summary: Build-to-rent could dramatically increase UK property supply by as much as 240,000 units over the next 13 years New developments on prime urban sites could help to revolutionise the… Read more »

Build-to-rent: A five-year evolution

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  Build-to-rent has seen the dramatic development and evolution of the private rented sector over the last five years. Experts now expect the next five years will deliver further significant changes, improving the supply and quality of accommodation available to the UK’s growing rental population. Summary The private rented sector has evolved dramatically since 2011… Read more »

UK tenants afraid to ask landlords for home improvements


UK tenants are living in poor-quality homes, fearing any complaints or requests for improvements will be met with retaliatory action from their landlord. Build-to-rent aims to address these issues. Summary Many UK tenants are too afraid to request improvements to their rental property Tenants are choosing to live in dangerously cold homes, rather than requesting… Read more »