Rental Market Update August 2009

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Rental Market Commentary for August 2009
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The rental market continues to steady in most areas, apart from those that are still suffering from a high supply of 'accidental landlords' in areas where homes are still tough to sell.

The type of property for rent is playing a major part in rental prices as houses are going up month on month, reaching an average price of £868 per month. Flats rents for the first time seem to have stablised at an average £748 per month. Interestingly the flat 'flat' rental prices may also be because the supply of new build flats coming onto the market is still up year on year and many of these could be investor bought properties which landlords are desperate to rent, keeping prices 6% down year on year.

For more indepth rental market views, read Belvoir Lettings' 'Regional Rental Report'Savills' Spotlight on Student Housing and the latest survey from RICS. ARLA also have latest data suggesting an increase in the number of tenants defaulting on payment while negotiating rents downwards is on the increase!

Headline Statistics from Belvoir Lettings and FindaProperty
Belvoir monthly rental income August 09 versus August 08 is now just showing an increase, while the last three months average rental income according to FindaProperty has almost stabilised.  

From Belvoir's perspective many of their 140+ offices are now seeing a slowdown in stock from accidental landlords so rents are expected to stablise nationally by Autumn and in areas where demand increase versus supply, prices may even start to rise
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FindaProperty

Rental Index Highlights

Key statisticsFeb 09Mar 09Apr 09May 09Jun 09Jul 09Aug 09
Average Rental Per Month 

£830

£827

£819

£819£823£825£829
Average Rental Yield

4.63%

4.65%

4.60%

4.56%4.56%4.55%4.57%

Regional Performance:
FindaProperty Index shows top performing areas include the North East England which shows small fall year on year and the worst area the West Midlands which shows rent alls of nearly 7% year on year. 


For more indepth rental market views, read Belvoir Lettings' 'Regional Rental Report'Savills' Spotlight on Student Housing and the latest survey from RICS. ARLA also have latest data suggesting an increase in the number of tenants defaulting on payment while negotiating rents downwards is on the increase!


Links to useful Renting and Letting Reports

ARLA    RICS    RLA    NLA   

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