Private Rented Sector

All the latest insights and features on the PRS

Slate Yard Salford

The demand for agile living is set to grow

By Michael Howard

Editor: As the nation continues to live under lockdown and many of us get used to working from home, residents of apartments with poor facilities are finding out the hard way how vital it is to live in a property where you can work, live and play.


Fundamentals of PRS remain strong

By Elisabeth Kohlbach

Editor: The recent roundtable discussion on the future of the residential property sector was all the timelier given the economic impact of Covid-19 and the increasing uncertainty now faced by a market only recently buoyed by the election and greater clarity around Brexit.

Rent signs

BTL cannot compete with BTR


Buy-to-let used to be all the rage. Developers keen to score some early runs packaged up enough ‘off-plan sales’ to make a Far East sales trip worth the air tickets and liver damage.


BTR tops alternative investments

By Hayley Scott

The end of Help to Buy is fast approaching. It feels symbolic, reflecting the UK population’s shifting attitudes away from an occupier-owner model to that of private renter. From 18-year-olds heading to university through to retirees looking to downsize, the UK residential landscape is undergoing seismic change.

Sadiq Khan

Could rent controls boost BTR?

By Alastair Stewart

London mayor Sadiq Khan put the cat among the pigeons last week when he called on ministers to allow him to impose rent caps in the capital. He stands little chance, but would it be a bad thing?

Sadiq Khan

Doing nothing about London rental is not an option

By Brian Dowling

Editor: The mayor of London’s proposal for residential rent control and tenancy reform is proving controversial, but when so many Londoners are having to rent indefinitely, and 68% of them apparently agree with rent control, it would be more controversial to do nothing about the London rental market (‘Khan says ...

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