Private Rented Sector News

All the latest analysis and news and about the UK private rented sector (PRS).


GreenOak secures £39m loan from LGIM

11 July 2017

LGIM Real Asset has completed a three-year loan of £39m to a fund managed by GreenOak Real Estate, the global investment manager and advisor.


PRS REIT agrees deal with Countryside

10 July 2017

The PRS REIT has entered into its first design and build contract with Countryside Properties for a development of PRS homes in Rochdale.

The Residence, Nine Elms, London

Is L&Q being over-ambitious with its 25,000 PRS target?

6 July 2017

The 4th of July was fittingly chosen as the launch date for L&Q @ The Residence. The housing association’s latest private rented sector (PRS) scheme offers views over the new US Embassy in the Nine Elms area of London.

Grosvenor Bermondsey PRS

Grosvenor outlines £500m BTR plans for Bermondsey

14 June 2017

Developer Grosvenor has outlined updated plans to build 1,500 new rental homes in London’s Bermondsey district.

Moda Edinburgh

A new dawn for PRS

8 June 2017

I read LSL Property Services’ findings on PRS tenants with optimism – it’s clear the Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector’s ambition to put customer satisfaction at the heart of its modus operandi is pushing at an open door so far as tenants are concerned.

The Battersea gasholders will be demolished as part of the regeneration of the site in Nine Elms

Greystar acquires £101m Nine Elms sites

5 June 2017

US residential developer Greystar has bought two plots covering 2.67 acres in Nine Elms from Royal Mail, and announced plans for a 894-apartment scheme in partnership with Telford Homes.


HCA-backed PRS REIT makes strong start

1 June 2017

Trading in Sigma Capital’s The PRS REIT - the first major REIT to focus purely on the private rented sector - started strongly on Wednesday.

London Stock Exchange

PRS REIT commences trading after raising £250m

31 May 2017

Shares in The PRS REIT commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning, after raising £250m for the IPO.

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Mace Jump Factory

Modular pioneers turn to mobile factories

20 July 2017

Pioneers of modular construction are already setting their sights on the next big thing - mobile factories.

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Jean-Marc Vandevivere

Teaming with BTR backers a win-win for councils

18 July 2017

With local authorities struggling with central government cuts, it’s unsurprising many have turned to commercial property as an alternative source of income, as shown by Woking Borough Council’s purchase of Dukes Court last week