Category: Build-to-rent

Young Tenants Driving Demand for Build-to-Rent UK Property

Young Tenants Driving Demand for Build-to-Rent UK Property

Millennials that don’t want to own their own home, or those that cannot enter the ownership sector, are primed for a new rental alternative, at a time when mortgage redemption rates in the traditional buy-to-let sector surge. Summary: Millennials are ready for a new solution in rental accommodation and are helping to drive the growth… Read more »

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

A new report estimates the purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement sectors will eventually reach a combined value of £880 billion, as private and institutional investors from around identify the huge opportunity in these assets. Summary: Three of the UK’s biggest purpose-built property sectors are forecast to rise in value by four times their… Read more »

UK Rental Property Continues to Attract Investment from Global Institutions

UK Rental Property Continues to Attract Investment from Global Institutions

A £750 million investment fund launched by a US property fund is just the latest institutional buyer to acquire assets in the UK’s rapidly expanding build-to-rent sector, with investors drawn to the market’s ability to “generate strong cash flow”.   Summary: Up to £2 billion could be invested in the UK’s build-to-rent sector by a… Read more »

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?

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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 »