Our findings are showing that landlord sentiment to the sector and investments is deteriorating. We estimate on top of the 46,000 privately rented homes that have already been lost (MHCLG, 2018), there will be a further net loss of 133,000 homes to rent. We need to move to a broader but fair reform of private renting; with improved access to justice for landlords and tenants, expanded options for security of tenure, and reformed taxation policy that supports not penalise private landlords.Read More
The energy efficiency standards of the private rented sector have come under greater scrutiny over the past three years, with new regulations coming into force in April 2018. This means that no property can be let for a new tenancy if it is below an E EPC rating. This report builds upon our previous quarterly reports on the private rented sector and provides the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the issues facing private landlords, tenants and the wider sector.Read More
London rental price growth has continued to decline, with prices decreasing by 0.2% in the 12 months to May 2018. Overall rental growth is 1.4 points below inflation, and data from across the sector is showing a slow-down in housing transactions and lending in the private rented sector.Read More
The May 2018 PEARL Rental Index is showing that rental price growth across Great Britain is weakening with rents increasing by 1.0% in the 12 months to April 2018. London rents were unchanged at 0.0% in the 12 months to April, and Consumer Price Index inflation is now at 2.4% down from 3% for January 2018.Read More
Rental prices weakening for Great Britain, with the latest rental index showing rents had increased by 1.1% in the 12 months to March 2018. London house prices decreased by 1% in the year to February 2018, while UK average house prices increased by 4.4% in the year to February 2018.Read More
The PEARL Rental Index for March 2018 is showing that rental price growth is weakening for London with the latest rental index showing rents have increased by 0.1% while national rents grew by 1.1% in the 12 months to February 2018.Read More
The past two decades have seen the rapid development and growth of the private rented sector in the UK. Between 2001/02 and 2011/12 the sector has doubled in size and now accounts for 20% of households in England (MCHLG, 2018). The Government are implementing major changes to the taxation of the private rented sector, including changes to mortgage interest relief. This report builds upon previous research into the experiences of landlords and their attitudes toward the future.Read More
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