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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The London rental market – August 2018

Rental demand across London remains high and most properties are letting quickly – with the usual proviso that they must be accurately priced and impeccably presented. Families, young professionals and students are actively looking to move home before the autumn when they plan to take up a new job or university place.

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The London rental market – July 2018

The sun is shining and there is an extremely positive feel to the rental market in London too. The season between May and October is known as the ‘Golden Period’ in the lettings industry – our busiest time of year when demand peaks. This summer is no exception and rental demand is high, with properties …

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The London rental market – June 2018

The London rental market remains challenging, despite high levels of enquiries and many professionals actively looking to rent high quality homes. In many areas, there are a lot of new developments coming on stream at the moment and this means competition is strong. Applicants have plenty of choice and a property must really stand out …

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The London rental market – May 2018

A welcome spell of warm weather has brought a sense of optimism to the London rental market, with our 16 lettings branches seeing enquiry levels really bounce back after the Easter holidays. Rental demand across most of London is strong once again and in some areas, notably parts of east London, demand is outstripping supply …

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The London rental market – March 2018

After an unusually buoyant January, the last couple of weeks of February have been quite challenging. We’ve seen the usual, seasonal slowdown in demand for rental accommodation in many areas caused by the half term school holiday but this year it has been exacerbated by the extreme wintry weather which has made would-be tenants reluctant …

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The London rental market – February 2018

Our 16 London lettings branches are reporting a strong start to the year, and most are finding that business has been better than expected over the last few weeks. We are seeing good levels of enquiries coming in from applicants keen to move home over the next couple of months and these are professionals from …

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The London rental market – January 2018

It may be almost impossible to pick up a newspaper without reading about Brexit, but for most professionals life goes on as normal and so the demand for rental accommodation in London remains strong, principally due to a continuing shortage of housing stock, lack of affordability for homebuyers and the need by tenants for flexibility …

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The London rental market 2017, a year in review

Resilience has been the byword for the London rental market in 2017. In many areas, demand has been stronger than we anticipated at the beginning of the year, with tenancy volumes up 19.7% on 2016, while enquiry numbers were up 16.5%. Rental demand from overseas professionals remained high and while some areas saw a dip …

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