Private Rented Sector Report Archive 2015

Browse through our Private Rented Sector Reports to see what affected the industry in 2015. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.


One in four Letting Agents report an increase in monthly rent in the New Year

Key findings

On average, each member branch surveyed managed 184 properties in January

Over a quarter of member agents (27%) said that rents increased between December 2014 and January 2015


A third of agents report increased rents in February

Key findings

Members reported an average of 40 prospective tenants per branch in February, up from 38 in January

Almost a third of agents (31%) said that rents increased between January and February

MARCH 2015

Labour's three year proposals will deplete rental stock

Key findings

Three quarters of agents concerned Labour’s three-year tenancy proposal will see landlords exit the market and reduce supply

Conservatives’ pledge to build 200,000 new starter homes will benefit the sector the most

APRIL 2015

A third of letting agents saw rents increase in April

Key findings

Three in ten (32%) member letting agents reported that rents increased in April

In London, the average number of landlords per branch selling their buy to let properties doubled between March and April

MAY 2015

Rental demand continues to outstrip supply

Key findings

The number of rental properties available per branch down seven per cent in May, lowest level this year

A third of agents report rent increases this month

JUNE 2015

A third of letting agents report rent increases in June

Key findings

Over a third of letting agents saw rent increases last month, the highest recorded this year

A third of agents saw an increase in enquiries for short term lets in June

JULY 2015

Supply of rental housing sees increase

Key findings

Available rental housing rises, whilst demand dips in July

A third of ARLA agents expect supply to continue increasing over the next five years


Landlords slow down on rent hikes

Key findings

The number of landlords increasing rents for tenants has decreased from last month

The available of houses to rent falls in August whilst demand rises


Renters in West Mids suffer the most with rent increases

Key findings

Three in five letting agents in the West Midlands saw rent increases for tenants this month

Supply in London still remains an issue


Landlords put the brakes on rent hikes

Key findings

A quarter of letting agents report rent hikes for tenants – the lowest this year

Supply of rental properties dips alongside demand


Buy to let stamp duty triggers pessimism amongst agents

Key findings

Two in five (40%) letting agents predict supply will decrease, a sharp rise from October

Only 23% of letting agents report rent hikes for tenants – the lowest this year


'Calm before the buy to let storm' as supply and demand drops

Key findings

Number of prospective tenants dropped 15 per cent in December, while supply also marginally decreased

A quarter of agents see uplift in BTL investments as landlords rush to get in before April deadline


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