Lettings

Buying activity continues to be slow in prime London, while the rental market is looking a lot cooler than in previous years.

At the end of 2023, there were 60% more properties available to let compared with a year earlier.

Catch up on all the latest movements and commentary in less than five minutes, featuring data and analysis from LonRes, Savills, the ONS, Hamptons, the RICS, Foxtons, Cluttons & more...

Demand and supply appear to be rebalancing to more sustainable levels.

Property firm issues an upbeat set of property price forecasts, anticipating 3.5% growth in London and 5% growth across the UK by the end of 2025.

'Downward pressure on prices is diminishing,' says the RICS, as surveyors suggest property values will 'remain largely flat' through 2024.

'The regulatory pendulum has swung too far,' argues John D Wood's lettings chief, and it is time for a recalibration of red tape 'to create an environment where landlords can freely enter and exit theā€¦

It has not been a busy start to the year for most of prime London's property market...

Top-flight housing market analysts have dramatically raised their expectations for house price growth this year, revising the 2024 forecast up from a -4% drop to a +3% increase.

Catch up on all the latest movements and commentary in less than five minutes, featuring data and analysis from Rightmove, Knight Frank, Zoopla, Hamptons, Oxford Economics & more...

Estate agency expects the average rent bill across Great Britain to rise by another 7% this year, followed by 5% in 2025 and 5% in 2026.

Fine & Country boss Nicky Stevenson shares her overview of the prime rental market at the start of 2024.