Private Rented Sector Report Archive 2016

Browse through our Private Rented Sector Reports to see what affected the industry in 2016. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.

JANUARY 2016

Supply of Rental Properties at Lowest in a Year

Key findings

In January there were an average 172 properties available to rent per branch

Three in ten tenants were affected by rent increases – the highest since September 2015

FEBRUARY 2016

New Landlord Stamp Duty to Halt the Rental Market

Key findings

Over half of UK agents believe the new buy-to-let stamp duty reforms will push up rent costs

Demand for rental properties grew to an average 37 per branch – the highest since February 2015, as supply increased marginally

MARCH 2016

Supply of Rental Stock Nose-Dives

Key findings

The supply of rental stock fell by four per cent in March

Demand for rental properties also dropped

APRIL 2016

Rental Supply Continues to Fall Year-on-Year

Key findings

Number of rental properties managed per branch rose month-on-month from March, but is down overall from April 2015

Landlords selling up BTL properties following stamp duty deadline on 1 April

MAY 2016

Rental Market Unfazed by Prospect of Brexit

Key findings

If the UK votes to leave the EU on Thursday. letting agents do not anticipate a major shift in the rental market

JUNE 2016

Rental Market Keeps Face of Calm Amid Brexit Storm

Key findings

The rental market is stable immediately following Brexit

Rent costs, number of properties available to rent and demand from tenants did not significantly shift in June after the result

JULY 2016

Rental Supply at Highest Level This Year

Key findings

The number of rental properties on letting agents’ books is at the highest level this year so far

Demand for properties fell marginally in July

AUGUST 2016

Demand for Rental Homes Riding High

Key findings

Demand from prospective tenants rose in August

Supply dipped marginally last month but is up year on year

SEPTEMBER 2016

Supply of Rental Housing has Increased to an 18 Month High

Key findings

The number of rental properties managed per letting agent branch is at the highest level in 18 months

Demand from prospective tenants also rose in September

OCTOBER 2016

Letting Agent Fee Ban will Reverse Slow Down in Tenant Rent Hikes

Key findings

The number of agents witnessing rent increases was the lowest since December last year in October – but it won’t last long

Supply of rental properties and demand from tenants dropped in October

NOVEMBER 2016

Eight in Ten Letting Agents Expect Rents to Rise Next Year

Key findings

In the first report from ARLA since the announcement of a ban on letting agent fees, 80 per cent of agents expect rent prices to increase next year

DECEMBER 2016

Demand for Rental Accommodation Falls to Two Year Low

Key findings

Last month, letting agents recorded the lowest number of prospective tenants since records began in 2015

 

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