• PW251122_to let_shutterstock_1282884613_cred William Barton

    Levelling up: PRS must take priority


    The private rented sector (PRS) needs to be top of the list when it comes to levelling up. 

  • PW300922_rent sign_shutterstock_1030375225_cred Alicia G. Monedero

    It's crunch time for affordable PRS


    Almost daily media updates add to the growing sense that the cost-of-living crisis is becoming a national emergency, with reporting mostly highlighting spiralling energy costs and the impact of soaring inflation on necessities.

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    Scape eyes post-Covid growth


    Despite the pandemic, the JV is forging ahead with its PBSA and PRS plans.

  • RESI-Convention-logo-nd

    Twitter debate: #RESIdebate - Riding a resi rollercoaster


    Government policy one of the big talking points at RESI Twitter debate hosted by Property Week and Savills.

  • Generic family

    PRS must learn Covid lessons


    In six short months, Covid-19 has changed the world. People’s priorities have shifted and their attitudes have changed. As we emerge from lockdown, it is important for our industry to analyse what we’ve learned from the past six months so we’re prepared for what is to come.

  • Yardi digital BTR panel

    Yardi digital think tank: adapting BTR to a post-Covid-19 world


    Yardi and Property Week recently invited experts from across the build-to-rent sector to take part in a digital debate on the key issues facing the market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The consensus was that despite the challenges posed by the outbreak, there is also an opportunity ...

  • Slate Yard Salford

    The demand for agile living is set to grow


    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.

  • Housing

    Fundamentals of PRS remain strong


    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.

  • Flats

    BTR tops alternative investments


    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?


    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


    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 ...

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    First Scottish BTR schemes show strong levels of demand


    Confidence is on the up as market grows.

  • Howard Crocker

    A Kooky approach: interview with Howard Crocker


    Delph Property Group managing director Howard Crocker tells Emanuele Midolo about the company’s new PRS brand, Kooky

  • Flats

    Cautious welcome for the government's rental plans


    The UK desperately needs two things: more homes and a better rental sector. The government’s proposal to abolish section 21 could support this, but only if the court process is strengthened and expedited.

  • The Landmark, Derby

    City centre living comes to Derby with Landmark scheme


    BTR tower caters for tech sector staff.

  • London houses

    Death of cul-de-sac exaggerated


    Typical blooming architect! Fellow PW columnist Jo Cowen recently heralded the “death of the cul-de-sac” in a tirade against housebuilders. Well I live in one and I reckon society would benefit from more culs-de-sac and less architectural hauteur.

  • Modern flats

    Housing broken but not unfixable


    Despite Brexit stealing the limelight, housing remains a top government priority. In fact, there is rare cross-Whitehall agreement that the UK’s housing market is broken and innovation is urgently needed in the supply chain.

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    Brave new EcoWorld: interview with Heng Leong Cheong


    EcoWorld London chief executive Heng Leong Cheong reveals to Helen Crane how it plans to become a household name in UK mid-market residential

  • FirstPort building

    As BTR pipeline grows, are we ready to manage the homes?


    We should all be encouraged by last week’s figures from the British Property Federation showing that there are now almost 140,000 build to rent homes complete, under construction or in planning in the UK.