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David Waterhouse

September 2017

The Yorkshire region continues to see strong demand across all areas: family, professional and student. As a general rule, there is no dramatic upward trend in rents, but certain pockets of the market are still commanding ever increasing rent rises, particularly smaller three-bed family homes. 

A key element reflected across the region is that tenants are remaining in properties for longer resulting in fewer available properties for agents to let. The full effect of the impending tax changes and the tapering of the mortgage tax relief available to landlords is yet to be felt in my opinion. However, greater interest from landlords looking to “park” money in a property investment, in the hope of seeing good capital investment, has seen an increase in certain areas of our region.

The impact of the planned Build to Rent project in Leeds is yet to be appreciated as the scheme filters out from its predominant base in London. For agents, the impact of the impending tenant fee ban still looms large on the horizon, but with the passage of time, many agents will have found ways to mitigate their potential loss. The ever-changing rental landscape is still not failing to challenge landlords, tenants and agents alike!

David Waterhouse MARLA, MARLA (Inv)
ARLA Propertymark Regional Representative
davidwaterhouse@arla-reps.co.uk