Shortage of rental property

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019


  • According to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Residential Market Survey, tenant demand is the highest it has been since the end of 2016.
  • However, landlord instructions have fallen once again following a continuous decline since July 2016. A number of estate agents have noted landlords disposing of their properties owing to punitive regulations, with little new investment bringing fresh stock to the market.
  • The increase in demand and decrease in supply has created a rental imbalance in the residential market, suggesting rising pressure for rental value growth.
  • In July a headline net balance of 25% was reported, the most elevated reading in three years.


We are on average having over 17 new tenants enquire into each property per week, showing that rents may be looking at rapid inflation rates throughout 2020. Due to this high demand the rents may skyrocket in the short term unless more affordable property is built.  


For more information on rental figures, or for an up to date buy to let market report, feel free to contact us.