Rents should stabilize
All too often high rents have been in the spotlight over the last year or two, affordability for most has become close to a joke, especially in the Capital, maybe we have light at the end of the tunnel, according to a survey conducted by Your Move and Reed Rains of more than 1200 landlords consensus is that rent rises will taper off.
On average UK landlords anticipate that rents will increase by 1.7% in the coming year, a sharp slowdown from the current rate of annual rent growth to a steadier rate.
According to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains, average residential rents across the UK climbed 3.7% in the year to March 2015, the fastest pace for two years.
However, strong demand for homes to let is a considerable factor encouraging further investment into the private rented sector, the buy-to-let offers better capital returns compared to other forms of investment, 40% of property investors believe now to be an ideal time to buy given that current market conditions offer the opportunity to buy properties at more attractive prices, as price growth has stabilised.