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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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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’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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