"Prime rental growth starts to cool as demand eases back and stock slowly increases. But financial pressures, possible regulation and the alignment between tenants' and landlords' expectations will be key over the coming months"
Prime rental values
"Autumn has traditionally been a popular time to put a home on the market. The rise of the cash-rich buyer is a common theme across many markets, with buyers relying less on debt. Does this mean the prime market has continued to function better than expected?"
"Landlords are facing regulatory and financial pressures – we look at what effect this might have"
"Lucian Cook, head of residential research, shares insight and analysis into the data and trends currently shaping the UK property market in August"
"Prime rents continue to increase, despite tenant’s affordability constraints and an easing in acute stock shortages"
"Prime rents continued to increase over the second quarter of this year despite constraints on tenants' affordability and a slight easing in acute stock shortages. But with challenges facing the rental market, including increased mortgage costs, energy efficiency requirements and the Renters (Reform) Bill, what will be the impact for landlords and tenants?"
"A triple whammy of financial and regulatory pressures will drive a wedge between smaller, more indebted landlords and larger investors with less exposure to mortgage debt, who are better placed to capitalise on future rental growth"
"Scarcity of prime rental stock fuels rent growth"
"A higher proportion of cash buyers means Surrey’s private estates are more robust to economic headwinds impacting the wider housing markets"
"Whilst demand remains strong, tenants' budgets are beginning to come under pressure with rising inflation and the increasing cost of living. As a result, we expect the gap between tenant and landlord expectations to widen in the short term with landlords who choose to price sensibly attracting the most interest"