Private Rented Sector News

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

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Quintain to build final 5,000 Wembley homes for the PRS

9 February 2017

The home of football will soon house the UK’s biggest build-to-rent scheme. Quintain unveiled plans on Tuesday to build all the remaining private homes at Wembley Park for the rental market.


Property tycoon plans £1bn push into the PRS

9 February 2017

Tony Gallagher is considering an immediate return to the residential market following last week’s sale of his residential strategic land business Gallagher Estates to London & Quadrant (L&Q) for £520m, Property Week can reveal.


Grainger welcomes government support for PRS​

8 February 2017

Grainger has welcomed the government’s Housing White Paper and it’s backing for the private rented sector (PRS), which will form a key element of its strategy to the year 2020.

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St Modwen close to sale of Battersea resi site

7 February 2017

St Modwen Properties is in exclusive negotiations to sell its residential site at Nine Elms in Battersea, the group has revealed in its annual results.

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Q&A: Iceni Projects on how American PRS can cross the pond

25 January 2017

The US is known for doing things in a bigger and brasher way than the UK - and the private rented sector (PRS) is no exception.

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PRS Finance bond listing celebrated on stock exchange

19 January 2017

Venn Partners opened trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning with housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell following the launch of its first PRS Finance bond issue.

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Watkins Jones posts strong maiden results as it targets PRS

18 January 2017

Watkin Jones, the student accommodation group, has revealed it is targeting an expansion in the private rented sector (PRS) after posting strong maiden results this morning.

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Rettie appointed for Scottish PRS

18 January 2017

Rettie & Co has has been appointed on a prime residential development site at Edinburgh’s Western Harbour with the potential for over 300 private rented sector (PRS) units. 

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Housing development

Sector welcomes plan to allow sale of public land sites for less than best value

16 February 2017

Government plans to overhaul the rules governing the sale of public land would speed up land sales and encourage regeneration, experts say.

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New build homes

Necessity could well prove the mother of invention

18 February 2017

The emphasis of last week’s housing white paper - more green than white in nature - was on consultation, with a helpful emphasis on multi-tenures and on a diverse and broadening array of players that can contribute. The industry now has a chance to help shape practical policy for the sector as a whole.