Private Rented Sector News

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

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Lothbury to convert London assets into PRS developments

12 May 2017

Lothbury Investment Management is working up plans to convert several of its office and retail assets in London into private rented sector (PRS) developments of at least 150 units each, Property Week can reveal.

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Are amenities key to the success of build-to-rent in the UK?

11 May 2017

The only thing everyone says they know for sure about the build-to-rent (BTR) sector is that no one knows for sure what works. BTR is a “fledgling sector”, according to experts. There are no right answers.

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Chris Lacey targets large-scale projects with new residential capital advisory business

11 May 2017

CBRE’s former head of capital markets, Chris Lacey, made a name for himself as the go-to agent for the build-to-rent (BTR) sector at a time when the concept as we know it now was virtually unheard of.


BTR outlook bullish despite housing market slowdown

4 May 2017

These are uncertain times for the residential market. House price growth is petering out and prices could well start to fall if the economy slows ahead of Brexit and rising inflation puts pressure on household finances.

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Sigma reveals plans for £250m PRS REIT float

4 May 2017

Sigma Capital has revealed plans to raise £250m for a residential REIT to be called The PRS REIT with backing from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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Sigma signals plan for second quarter PRS REIT

3 April 2017

Sigma Capital is planning to float a new REIT focused on the private rented sector (PRS) outside London in the second quarter of this year.

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L&G racks up deals to expand BTR portfolio

30 March 2017

Legal & General’s £47.5m purchase last week of a site in Bath for the development of 171 homes for rent is just the start of a major acquisition push from the insurer this year, build-to-rent (BTR) fund manager Dan Batterton reveals.