"In the 2023 Autumn Statement the Government announced an end to a four-year freeze in rates for Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the maximum amount people renting from a private landlord can claim in Housing Benefit or Universal Credit."
Prime rental values
"Inflationary pressures and difficult market conditions in the prime residential markets across the globe lead to a subdued set of growth performance figures in 2023"
"Rents outpaced capital values in 2023, with 28 of the 30 cities tracked in the World Cities index experiencing positive rental growth. Rents increased by an average of 5.1% compared to the average capital value growth of 2.2% for 2023"
"We discuss recent prime rental movements, identify key market trends, and provide our updated five-year prime rental forecasts"
"Seasonality returns to London’s prime rental markets as growth dips marginally into negative territory for the first time since March 2021"
"Movements in rents of prime houses outside of London appear to be shifting back in line with pre-Covid levels as seasonality returns to the rental market"
"How do we expect the rental market to perform over the next five years?"
"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"
"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"