Tagged: build-to-rent

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

The latest Generation Report from Halifax shows that the number of first time buyers in 2014 was at its highest level for seven years. Further analysis of the report however shows a disconnect between...




Private rented sector expected to double by 2035

Private rented sector expected to double by 2035

The private rented sector is set to more than double in size from a housing stock of 4.9 million properties in 2012 to 13.2 million by 2035, according to peer-to-peer lending company Landbay. With...




Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

According to a report, from The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 43% of people looking to rent in the past five years had found it “quite difficult” or “very difficult” to find a suitable property....




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...




Three million private renters ‘struggling to pay for their home’

Three million private renters ‘struggling to pay for their home’

New research from the National Housing Federation has found that almost a third (31%) of those living in the private rented sector struggling to make end meets, especially families with children (41%). The shortage of...




Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

The UK housing minister Brandon Lewis has signed off on a new deal unlocking £3.5bn in funding to help build homes in the private rented sector. The scheme enables landlords of new, rented homes...




Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation paints a stark picture as to what the housing market will look like in 2040. It predicts that one in five people will live in private rented...




2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

A forecast from Savills predicts that there will be an additional 1.2 million households in England & Wales in the private rented sector by 2019, of which over two million private rented households will be in the 35-49...




Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

According to The Mistoria Group, leading investment specialists in student property, the vast majority of students want to live in high quality, shared accommodation, with good internet access and affordable bills.  If landlords and investors...




Call for mandatory electrical testing

Call for mandatory electrical testing

Shelter and Electrical Safety First have called for five yearly checks of wiring and other electric fittings to become mandatory. The charities reported that a third of properties fail to meet basic standards and...