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Building Buildings

Build To Rent Quarterly Report

Mark Clegg • 19/10/2022
This quarter's report looks at the current economic outlook, the resilient rental market, Q3 rental market performance, investment volumes and Built-to-Rent delivery.
Key Headlines:


  • Strong investor momentum continued in Q3 2022 with £1.2bn invested;

  • Economic uncertainty, as well as debt and construction costs, are likely to impact investment volumes in Q4. Pricing discovery is ongoing;

  • Average asking rent in the UK is now at £1,121 a month, up 10% on Q3 2021 and 26% above pre-pandemic levels;

  • A long-term resilient rental market, new leases achieved an average rental growth of 3.6% p.a since 2015 and rents, including renewals, achieved an average of 1.9% p.a since 2006;

  • The renter pool has grown, from 3.6 million households in 2010 to 4.4 million in 2021. This is forecasted to grow, not only due to a growing population but also due to affordability constraints;

  • Chronic shortage of rental homes. Although the Build-to-Rent market is growing – by 13% over the last year – there are still only 74,000 professionally managed complete units in the UK.

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Mark Clegg
Mark Clegg

Head of Residential Investment, UK
London, United Kingdom

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