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KEYWORD "Rent Rises" - 100 RESULTS
Almost No Reduction in Buy To Let Supply, insists think tank

There’s been at most a one per cent reduction in landlords in the buy to let sector, a think tank claims...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledge to build thousands of “rent control homes”

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan says he will build 6,000 “affordable” rental homes by 2030 - with their rents capped. Khan, standing...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents over a quarter higher than at the start of Covid - new stats

The latest rental data from PropTech supplier Goodlord has shown that March rents are now up by over 6% year-on-year.  And looking...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control architect threatens new package of ‘reforms’

The politician widely regarded as being the architect of rent controls in Scotland says he will shortly present a wider package...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Working from home triggers higher rents in outer commuter areas

Towns within commuting distance of big cities have seen some of the UK’s largest rent rises in recent years, says Zoopla. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Rent Changes and Voids revealed in fresh analysis

The latest Rental Index from PropTech supplier Goodlord has recorded a rent rise and a reduction in void lengths over the...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Third of agents seeing rent rises even at weakest time of year

Over a third of ARLA Propertymark members reported in December that rental prices have increased, according to their latest Housing Insight...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow to a trickle - new figures for London and beyond

The average advertised rent for new properties coming to market hits another new record outside of London of £1,280 per calendar...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent inflation for five quarters in a row

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the fifth quarter...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises outstripping inflation for past nine months - agency analysis

A leading lettings agency says 2023 was a record-breaking year for rental growth.   The average rent on a newly let property in...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Details emerge of permanent rent control proposal

The controversial minister who steered rent controls through the Scottish Parliament has contacted Propertymark to reveal details of the next stage. Patrick...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market Problems - supply-demand mismatch through to Christmas

New figures released this week by Propertymark reveal that even in the run-up to Christmas there was no significant change in...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rural tenants hit hardest by rent rises caused by stock shortage

Private sector tenants in rural areas are facing the brunt of growing rents, according to new research. Whilst some measures suggest tenants...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rent rises now a thing of the past says Zoopla

The scale of rent rises has peaked with future increases likely to be smaller, says Zoopla. The portal’s latest report into the...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises outstrip inflation in every part of the UK - new figures

Latest data from The Deposit Protection Service suggests rents have risen faster than inflation over the past year. The organisation’s Rent Index...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis means rent rises cannot continue at this pace - Savills

Savills is warning that despite strong income growth, rising rents are stretching the finances of those in the private rental sector.  Savills...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock as Rent Controls backed by Judicial Review decision

There’s been widespread dismay in the industry as the outcome of a Judicial Review has backed the Scottish Government’s objective of...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Utter Chaos! - one industry supplier’s analysis of high rent rises

The latest edition of the HomeLet Rental Index shows a near double-digit average annual rent rise across the UK. Renters can now...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge rent rises for Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Rents for student accommodation have increased by an average of 14.6 in two years and swallow up nearly all of the...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Close link between rental and sales markets says prominent index

The latest edition of the Home housing index shows Conti suing close links between both the lettings and sales markets. The Home...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Louis Musgrove - Group Managing Director at Southernbrook Lettings

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Louis Musgrove – Group Managing Director   What is Southernbrook Lettings and...

12 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Letting agents accused of “profiteering” rent rises

A new manifesto calling for rent controls and a raft of other measures is accusing the current rent rises of being...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises Even Higher Than Expected - agency revises forecast

A leading lettings agency and property consultancy has revealed that it anticipate stronger-than-expected rental growth this year and next in prime...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS tells Tories - do more to improve supply of rental properties

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is launching its manifesto at this week’s Tory party conference - and improving the supply...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS survey predicts yet more rent rises

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows that a significant majority of members expect yet...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

More business for agents as landlords avoid blizzard of red tape - claim

Up to 160 regulations and responsibilities are overwhelming landlords and pushing them towards using agents, a prominent buying agent and property...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Epic Fail - rents go UP in Scotland, despite government rent controls

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the third time...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on tenants not ending any time soon - top agency

A leading agency says the squeeze on tenants facing high rent rises is not going to end anytime soon. The comment -...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

“Quite Staggering” Rent Rises Last Month - figures

July was a record breaking month for the rental market, claims a PropTech company. Goodlord analyses tens of thousands of completed tenancies...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - would a General Election make it or break it?

The head of a consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition has given her views on what a General Election might mean...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill needs to be even tougher - claim

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock forecast of 20% rent rises in coming months

A senior director at Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings agencies, has warned that tenants in the capital will face an...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Another new high for rents - but is it the top of the market?

Average asking rents for new tenants outside of London have risen to yet another new record of £1,190 per calendar month. This...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortages drive double digit rent rises, insists agency

Hamptons says rental growth across Britain in March posted its third ever double-digit increase since the agency records began almost a...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Steady As She Goes - rental market at a standstill

After a hectic period of rent rises it appears that the lettings market is at a standstill according to PropTech firm...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Sean Hooker - Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme

Introduce yourself A: My name is Sean Hooker. I have worked for the HFIS group for sixteen years, originally helping set...

23 March 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Record high for rents as normal market resumes

Rents across Great Britain hit another record high in February, averaging £1,230 pcm for a newly let home.   The figure - which...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to halve by late 2023 says market analyst

Annual rent rises that are currently 10 per cent or more are likely to halve to “mid-single digits” according to a...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Some London rents rising by a third in just a year, website claims

Rents across Greater London are up 21 per cent year-on-year according to the Home property website, which prepares a mon they...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London rent rises may have plateaued - LonRes

The rate of rental growth in Prime London has started to ease and may even have levelled off, says data firm...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow as more tenants stay put and supply improves

Price growth in the rental market is predicted to continue throughout 2023 but there are tentative signs that rent hikes are...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises much smaller than many claim, government figures show

Private rents rose by 4.2 per cent in the year to December according to official government figures released this week -...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark reveals long-term lettings trends

Demand for rental property has grown by 57 per cent since 2018 when Propertymark records began, the trade body has revealed.  At...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

London’s last hurrah - double digit rent rises halved this year

Prime rental growth in London ended 2022 up 10.9 per cent on the year, according to Savills prime lettings index, as...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand falling at last as rental market stabilises - new RICS data

Tenant demand in the past month has been the lowest since February 2021 and suggests that the pace of demand growth...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises fail to keep up with inflation says leading agency

The average rent on a newly let home in Britain is £1,216 pcm in December, 7.7 per cent up on a...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban to continue until autumn at least

The controversial ban on private rental sector rent rises and evictions is to continue in Scotland for another six months at...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists blame letting agents for pushing up rents

Activist groups which previously focussed much of their fire on landlords are now attacking letting agents, accusing them of encouraging higher...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents may have peaked - but that’s bad news, says Propertymark

The chief executive of Propertymark says latest data from letting agents suggests rent rises may have peaked - but that could...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Actual rent rises may be below figures in surveys - claim

PropTech firm PayProp UK claims actual rent rises may be well below those suggested in some surveys. In response to the Scottish...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises for renewed tenancies far lower than for new ones

The average rent for a new letting has increased by £117 per month since last year, reaching £1,078 per calendar month...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Double Digit Rent Rises despite seasonal slowdown

The latest rental index from Goodlord shows rents down over the past month, with voids inching up.  All seven English regions monitored...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Call for industry to lobby MPs over HMO council tax

A lettings network is urging landlords to back a campaign to abolish council tax re-banding for shared houses. Platinum Property Partners says...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Brace! Brace! Rent bombshell in New Year warns property chief

Tenants should brace themselves for soaring rents in the New Year, a property expert warns.  The National Association of Property Buyers predicts...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents to outpace house prices for years to come - agent

Rent rises are predicted to outpace house price growth over the next five years.  This is according to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents accused of pushing landlords into raising rents

A so-called Renters Union is organising a day of action after claiming letting agents are behind recent rent rises. London Renters Union...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Stark warning over massive rent rises to come - letting platform predicts

An online rental platform warns the average rent bill could reach as much as £2,270/month if prices rise in line with...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings market crisis laid bare by latest figures

New figures from property consultancy TwentyCi lay bare the challenges faced by the lettings sector. In the third quarter of 2022 new...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt won’t prevent “mass exodus” from rental sector - warning

Jeremy Hunt’s firm grasp of fiscal policy after the market turmoil of recent weeks won’t stop what one housing expert calls...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rent rises in prime London areas as supply dries up

Low stock levels, high demand and increased renewals characterise prime London rental market according to property data firm LonRes. “The rental market...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze already damaging key rental investment - claim

The Times says some Build to Rent investment has been paused as a result of the rent freeze imposed by the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Double digit rent rises to continue in prime markets - top agency

As the new academic year gets underway, demand continues to far outweigh supply in the lettings market in London and the...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Responsible rent rises’ pledged by huge Build To Rent operator

Grainger, the UK’s largest landlord and a huge player in the Build To Rent sector, says it’s going to implement only...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze “chaos” as politician cannot give details - claim

* Angels Media and Letting Agent Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - The controversial rent...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss cost of living measures will impact lettings market - agency

* Angels Media and Letting Agent Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - The new Liz...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Prominent Truss-backer speaks out against rent controls

A prominent supporter of new Prime Minister Liz Truss has spoken out against rent controls.  Veteran Conservative MP Sir John Redwood, who...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists demand rent freeze and eviction ban in England next

Activist renters want Liz Truss to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a rent freeze and eviction ban.  The emergency measures - announced...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Eviction ban and emergency rent freeze from today in Scotland

An emergency rent freeze in the private and public sectors has been announced this afternoon in Scotland. It will last until...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Political website sets out case against rent controls

With the campaign for rent controls gathering momentum from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and sympathetic pressure groups, a right wing Conservative-backing...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises lag far behind inflation - new government figures

Rents have seen the highest jump since records began in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. It says UK-wide rents...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Price shock for renters renewing tenancies, warns agency

London-focussed lettings agency Benham and Reeves says renters who secured bargain properties during the pandemic now face huge rent rises when...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

At Last! - gradual rise in supply but not enough to stop rent rises

The latest report from ARLA Propertymark shows that at last the average number of properties available for rent per agency branch...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings supply still low as online agencies fail to make progress

A market snapshot of lettings in the second quarter of this year has described the supply shortage as “massively under-performing”. The comment...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings sector set to soar as rent rises beat interest rate hikes

The continuing rent rises seen across much of the country are outpacing rises in interest rates, it’s been claimed.  Property website Home,...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises narrow in prime London while demand stays firm

Knight Frank says the steep increases in rents seen in prime London recently are now calming down. Rental values hit their low point...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents have got it wrong, insists tenants’ activist leader

A leading light in the Generation Rent group is disputing the findings of a Propertymark survey of letting agents.  Agents from businesses...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 40% annual rent rises reported in pockets of UK

A new market snapshot puts the average rental rise across the UK at a remarkable 18 per cent over the past...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Urban living back in fashion as agents report demand soaring

The appeal of city living has been reignited across Scotland with new figures showing a surge in demand and rents for...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Amazing annual rent rises as London recovers from pandemic

Rental values in prime areas of London are now nine per cent higher than they before the pandemic, with Knight Frank...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hot Market: many tenants pay above asking rents to secure properties

Average UK rents have increased for the sixth consecutive quarter - but some tenants are paying above the going rate to...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Government has “blatant disregard for renting” says angry industry chief

The chief executive of ARLA Propertymark has made an outspoken attack on the UK government, accusing it of a “blatant disregard...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent to rise this year and the long term - latest market info

The latest market sentiment survey of the lettings market from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that rent rises will...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Take That! Agency chief lets rip at flawed policies of government

The leader of one of Britain’s highest profile lettings agency operations has let rip at the government for what he calls...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s A Record!  Rents rising at their fastest ever rate - Rightmove

Asking rents in Britain are now rising at their fastest ever rate according to Rightmove. Average asking rents hit annual growth of...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises double in a year according to latest agency data

Rents are rising at around twice the level of a year ago according to data from Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons. Despite rental...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards to stage unannounced letting agency visits

A Trading Standards team is to carry out what it calls “unannounced inspections” of lettings agencies in one part of London...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Ballistic! Lettings market ends year with a bang

A leading market forecaster has described the level of rent rises in one part of the country as “going ballistic”. “The London...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Propertymark forecasts the 2022 rental market and issues

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson has given his prediction as to what the big issues will be in the 2022 lettings...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Low rental supply worsening in every region of England, says index

Home, the property website that publishes an authoritative market snapshot for lettings and sales each month, says the long-standing supply drought...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London Relief - Supply fall forces rent rises at last in prime areas

Data consultancy LonRes says a dramatic fall in prime London rental stock is forcing rents to rise at last.   The number of...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

New figure revealed for rent increases as every region shows a rise

Another index is showing that a scarcity of rental properties has prompted a rise in every single region of Britain -...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Just Grand! Rents hit £1,000 pcm as supply stays low

Record tenant demand and record-fast lettings have combined to create an average asking rent above £1,000 per calendar month for homes...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent recovery in London may kick-start capital sales market too

Rapidly rising rents may trigger a new wave of investment buyers in London, helping to resuscitate the capital’s sales market in...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

London On The Up - rent rises after 13 consecutive months of falls

Connells-owned high end agency Hamptons has declared the bottom of the rental market for Inner London, saying it’s now on the...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Stop Rent Rises and Tax Second Homes - petition wins huge support

Almost 40,000 people have signed a petition urging rent caps for private tenants and hefty tax rises for second home owners. The...

18 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Large scale recovery underway in London’s rental market

There’s a large scale recovery underway in London’s rental sector according to the website Home. The site says that while average rents...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Indefinite Tenancies is key demand in campaigners’ reform manifesto

Campaign group Generation Rent has set out a 10-point plan for reform of the private rental sector in favour of tenants. Its...

27 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where Build To Rent is threatening Buy To Let

The Build to Rent market remains small in volume but it is making some inroads, leading to BTR rent rises predominantly...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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