Wider South East Q1 2021The wider South East saw strong house price growth in Q1, and the average time taken to rent a property reached record lows. The pandemic may be impacting the locations people choose, perhaps leaving traditionally popular commuter towns overlooked.
What is the future of Prime Central London?Prime Central London has had to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of the rich and famous for hundreds of years. It now faces new challenges – not just thanks to Brexit and the immediate impacts of the global pandemic – but also longer-term issues like changing lifestyle preferences and climate change.
UK sales review Q4 2020on where they started, according to the main indices (+7.3% Nationwide, +6.0% Halifax).
UK sales review Q1 2021A year on from the first lockdown and the UK housing market continues to defy the negative economic news, with values up again in Q1 and activity remaining strong. On an annual basis prices are up 5.7% according to the Nationwide index, and mortgage approvals in February were 20% higher than the same month a year ago.
UK residential sales review Q1 2020At the end of 2019, the UK’s housing markets were starting to emerge from a long period of ‘wait and see’. By January, UK sales expectations were the highest they’d been since the end of 2015. But before the quarter ended, COVID-19 brought transactions levels to an immediate halt. Here, we assess the potential impact on housing throughout the rest of the year.
UK residential forecast Q1 2020The extent and duration of the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 are still unknown, casting a shadow over the economy.
UK rental review Q4 2020After much volatility in Q2 and 3, sentiment in the national lettings market (outside London) settled back towards pre-pandemic trends in Q4, despite continuing lockdown restrictions.
UK rental review Q1 2021The UK lettings market started 2021 in robust fashion, with sentiment in Q1 pointing towards higher demand and price growth. There is, however, growing evidence of a potentially significant problem with arrears in the private rented sector.
UK rental review Q1 2020As new landlord instructions and rent expectation figures drop to their lowest ever levels, how will rents be impacted later in the year?