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The London rental market is more fast-paced than ever

It’s very much ‘business as usual’ in London now, the city is buzzing with life and professionals are returning to the office, so the demand for good rental properties is growing still further.  As a result, the shortage of rental properties in London is continuing and many of our 19 London lettings branches now have very few properties available to rent, so serious is the lack of supply.

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A return to London life creates huge shortages of rental properties in London

The growing number of Londoners returning to the Capital after the pandemic is continuing to exacerbate the shortage of rental properties in London.  Londoners who moved away from London during the lockdowns, have been steadily making a return to the office, so demand for well-presented homes to rent in popular locations is at an all-time …

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Demand for London rental accommodation still at high levels

Demand for rental properties in London shows no signs of slowing down.  In fact, we’re seeing quite the opposite, as quality enquries from professionals relocating here from overseas continues to rise, together with UK-based professionals already living here but looking for a move.  Large tech and other companies are now asking their staff to return …

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Exceptionally high demand for London rental accommodation

London’s rental market remains strong, with multiple applicants often ‘competing’ for the same property and apartments letting immediately in most cases, as long as they are accurately priced in line with current market conditions.  For months now we’ve had lists of fully referenced applicants prepared to wait two or even three months until a rental …

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Shortage of good rental properties continues in London

Across London, enquiry levels continue to rise but we are continuing to see shortages of good rental properties, in fact we could let most of our properties many times over as demand continues to outstrip supply.   We simply need more new instructions!  It’s a key issue being experienced at all of our 19 London branches …

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2022 looks bright for London’s landlords

As we look forward to what’s ahead in 2022, we can’t help but compare this year to last – and clearly the outlook is much more positive now than it was 12 months ago.  In January 2021 we had just embarked on yet another lockdown, so life was difficult for many landlords – and tenants. …

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London residential property market remains resilient through 2021

It’s nearly two years now since the world saw the first cases of Covid 19. And none of us could have predicted the disruption that the pandemic would have on us all. 2020 saw the UK property market effectively shut down during the first lockdown as businesses like us re-calibrated and had to find innovative …

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London’s rental market ends 2021 on a high

Well, this has been a year like no other!  Demand for rental properties in London has been soaring since late summer and is now reaching record levels.  Much of this is due to the return of international travel, with professionals resuming their London lives and record numbers of international students (around 450,000) resuming or starting …

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A surge in rental enquiries as London life returns to normal

Across our eighteen London lettings branches have all seen a dramatic surge in enquiries over the last few months and this is showing no signs of slowing down, even as we move towards the normally quieter winter months.  Overseas and UK-based professionals are returning to London and international students have been arriving in droves over …

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The London rental market – October 2021

Demand for rental properties in London is soaring.  The number of enquiries we are receiving is building daily but our key issue remains that we simply don’t have enough stock.  In fact, we are currently down 38% in terms of new property instructions compared to same period in 2019.  It feels like all the applicants …

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The London rental market – September 2021

Rental demand in London is really bouncing back now and has reached pre-pandemic levels in most areas.  You may have seen our recent press coverage about the return of international students, the reversal of the working from home trend and the return of professionals from overseas and from other parts of the UK which are …

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The London Rentals Market – August 2021

I am very pleased to report that rental demand is increasing across London, in fact, across our branch network and our website, in June, we saw a 57.2% increase in domestic enquiries and an 18% increase from overseas applicants all looking for rental properties in London in July and August. Properties to let in Zones …

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