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Building Buildings

Build To Rent Quarterly Report

Mark Clegg • 22/07/2022
Key Headlines:
  • Supply and demand dynamics, along with strong investor rationale, make a very positive case for Single Family Housing investment.

  • Older renters typically stay in their rental home longer. The average length of stay for a 35-44 year old is 3.8 years. Older cohorts are therefore more likely to have a lower turnover, lower voids and lower gross to net.

  • Average rent in the UK is now £1,153 a month, up 6.7% on June 2021 and 18.6% higher than pre-pandemic levels.

  • The rising cost of living will put financial pressure on some renters but the longstanding imbalance between supply and demand should keep upward pressure on rents.

  • Yields remained stable in Q2 2022, unlike other asset classes dominated by geared overseas investors. The market is therefore more insulated to the volatility around the cost of debt for the moment.

  • Strong investor momentum continued into the second quarter of 2022 with £0.89bn invested into BTR, 36% higher than the same time last year.

  • Confidence in the BTR market has led to an increase in the size of schemes coming through the planning pipeline. The mid-market is blossoming, which will provide renters with a serviced, secure, and affordable option.

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Mark Clegg
Mark Clegg

Head of Residential Investment, UK
London, United Kingdom

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