The London rental market – August 2019

July, August and September are peak season for demand from students and this year is proving to be no exception. The UK is the second most popular country in which to study for international students, (with only the US ahead of us), with 458,520 international students in the UK in 2017/18, 3.6% up on the …

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The London rental market – July 2019

Traditionally, early summer is a very busy period for the lettings industry and this year is proving to be no exception.  Rental demand is high and in fact outstripping supply in many areas, particularly for apartments in the £400 – £600 per week price bracket.  Of course this is good news for buy-to-let landlords who …

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The London rental market – June 2019

The rental market in London remains relatively strong – we are seeing many new developments or phases of developments completing now and this will continue over the summer months, increasing stock levels. Beaufort Park in Colindale has transformed this previously overlooked area into one of the most popular places to live in this part of …

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The London rental market – May 2019

I have just returned from one of our international roadshows where many investors are keen to get an update about what is really happening on the ground here at the heart of the buy-to-let London property scene. With so many voices in the media and being thousands of miles away from their investment, I guess …

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The London rental market – April 2019

London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to rent a home. And understandably, if renters are paying top dollar, they expect their apartment to offer that luxury lifestyle – a sophisticated home where they can simply unpack their belongings and get on with their life. So while we continue to see …

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The London rental market – March 2019

We’ve talked a lot recently about the growing shortage of good rental stock in London.  A major factor contributing to this is that tenancy renewals are at a high at the moment so stock is simply not coming back onto the market.  In some areas, renewals are running at 90%!  But why?  A few years …

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The London rental market – February 2019

It’s a familiar story but we are again happy to report that London is continuing to see strong rental demand although there are still shortages of supply in many areas.  Many of our 16 London lettings branches are finding that certain developments are often fully let and they have no rentable stock at all, such …

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The London rental market – January 2019

The start of 2019 has been good in terms of rental demand, with many of our 16 London lettings branches reporting plentiful enquiries from applicants via our website with numbers increasing as during the second week of January.

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The London buy-to-let rental market 2018 – The year in review

Demand for rental properties in London has exceeded all expectations in 2018 and has been strong across the market, steadily growing throughout the year as more applicants than ever look for new homes.  In fact, Q3 was the most successful in our history and we concluded a record number of new tenancies across our 16 …

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The London rental market – November 2018

An acute shortage of rental properties continues to characterise the London buy-to-let market at the moment, with many of our branches now running low or even running out, of certain types of property, particularly one bedroom apartments. We have even been seeing some applicants agree to rent a property without seeing it – such is …

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The London rental market – October 2018

Despite a constant drip of negative headlines around UK interest rates, house prices and buy-to-let, the private rental sector shows no sign of a downturn – in fact, we are experiencing one of the busiest Autumn’s since the crash in 2008.

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The London rental market – September 2018

The UK’s education system is one of the best in the world and students make up a major element of demand for London rental properties, flocking to the UK capital to take advantage of this exceptional standard of education. Last year over 442,000 international students were studying in the UK, adding £20bn to the UK …

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