This post presents Bank of England data on the volume of residential loans to individuals. It provides an overview of overall volumes and the proportion of advances issued in the Buy-To-Let (BTL) market. The 2019 Quarter 3 data - published before Christmas - reflect RLA PEARL’s caution on the outlook for the PRS and investment in BTL.
Whilst the IPHRP - the ONS's measure of price growth in the PRS continues to grow. The RLA argue price growth is fragile and weaker than in the wider economy.
The Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) continues to be below key measures of inflation. This is the 30th consecutive month the increase in rents in the PRS has been below BOTH the CPI and CPIH.
On the second anniversary of RLA PEARL does the levelling of the growth in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) represent a new equilibrium in housing tenure? RLA researcher Nick Clay looks more carefully at the dynamics underneath the headline data.
In this post, Nick Clay from RLA PEARL looks at the latest inflation figures and trends in the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP).
New figures from the FCA/Bank of England on the value of residential loans and buy-to-let activity do not yet show the PRS is back to being a favoured vehicle for…