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Low supply pushes London rents to giddy heights

A steadier economic climate leads us to believe that predictions of a housing crash coupled with double digit-inflation are way off the mark. That being said, the economic laws of supply and demand continue to dictate the direction of the London rentals market. Last month saw 16% of our pre-registered applicants still waiting for a …

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London property market sees rising demand from Hong Kong and Chinese nationals in 2022

Throughout 2022, we’ve seen growing demand for homes in London from both Hong Kong and Chinese nationals.  Firstly, Hong Kong professionals continue to move to the UK using the government’s BNO visa scheme and secondly, Chinese students have again been taking up places at London universities after more than two years of Covid lockdowns. Most …

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London property rental demand ends the year on an all time high

Throughout 2022, we have seen phenomenal rental demand across London – with enquiry levels continuing to climb, even in December which is usually a little quieter.  We have simply never experienced a year like it in terms of the number of professional applicants looking for a rental property in the Capital.  In fact, we’ve seen the …

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Peak season for rental demand in London

Demand for rental properties in London has remained at an all-time high over the last few weeks, intensified by seasonal market pressures; international students have moved to the Capital for the start of the autumn term, new graduates are moving here to start their careers and corporate relocations are picking up dramatically, now that Covid …

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London rental market hits record rents amid property shortage

At the moment, more people want to live in London than there is available property and we are slap bang in the middle of a red-hot rental market where demand for rental properties is the highest we have EVER seen and this is leading to rents increasing across the board. There are many driving factors …

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London rental properties letting within hours – some within minutes

Demand created by the return of professionals and international students to London is adding to the growing shortage of available properties to rent in the city and the market remains extremely challenging.  In fact, as enquiry levels have continued to increase over the summer, across our nineteen branches, this is the most competitive London rental …

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Summer rental demand from Chinese students back to pre-pandemic levels

Chinese students are driving demand for rental accommodation in London over the summer as they return to university or take up new places now that Covid restrictions have eased.   The number of Chinese students arriving in the UK is increasing and now appears to be similar to pre-pandemic levels. In some locations such as Wapping, …

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Peak season for London rentals as demand intensifies from international students

It’s peak summer season for the London rental market and demand continues to grow, adding to the severe shortage of rental properties in the Capital.  Across our 19 London lettings branches, we are desperately short of stock, as many apartments are letting within a couple of hours and in some cases just minutes.  Often we …

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Rental demand still soaring in London

The London rental market is showing no signs of cooling down.  In fact, demand for rental accommodation in the Capital remains at an all-time high, far outstripping the supply of properties available.  New rental listings across our 19 London lettings branches are down 18% compared to Q2 2021. And with interest rates rising again, the …

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Peak season for sales and rentals as Hong Kong and Chinese expats search for a London home

Our China desk continues to see rising demand from both Chinese and Hong Kong buyers and renters, particularly Hong Kong BNO visa holders moving to the UK.   The months of June, July and August are peak times for rental and sales enquiries as many expats wish to settle down in London with their families before …

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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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