Private Rented Sector

All the latest insights and features on the PRS

Academy Street, Belfast

Belfast joins BTR party

By Gavriel Hollander

The first purpose-built rental schemes are emerging in the city centre as the size of the young professional population swells and rents tick up.

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Housing our ageing population with dignity and care can be done

By Keith Brooks

One of the biggest changes in the UK housing market in recent years has been the emergence of the build-to-rent (BTR) sector as a response to growing demand from renters.

Ruskin Square, Croydon

Home truths: Evolving BTR market will bring a more varied offer

By Helen Gray

Over the past couple of years, financial investment in the UK’s build-to-rent (BTR) sector has finally translated into the first generation of bespoke, professionally managed rental accommodation.


Pooling set to unlock more PRS investment


Local authority pension funds are attracted by the sector’s steady returns as Samuel Horti reports.

The Collective Old Oak

Co-living pioneers shake up rental market

By Nick Hughes

New housing schemes promising a social life and networking opportunities are redefining the rental landscape.

Bow Square, Southampton

Q&A: Atlas Residential's Jonathon Ivory on bringing the American ethos to the UK BTR market


The MD of Atlas Residential’s London office discusses differences and similarities between the UK and US markets.

The Residence, Nine Elms, London

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


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.

Moda Edinburgh

A new dawn for PRS

By Ian Fletcher

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.

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