Private Rented Sector Report

Our reports take a monthly look at the trends affecting UK residential lettings. We gather the statistics by surveying letting agents who are members of ARLA Propertymark.

Scroll down to find the latest reports or use the archive links to get a yearly overview of some of our older data.

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28 Apr 2022
Average length of tenancies increase

PRS REPORT: Data collected from our members continues to indicate signs of ongoing disparity in supply and demand with tenants remaining in their properties for longer periods of time.

23 Mar 2022
The PRS faces record pressure

PRS REPORT: In February, Propertymark members reported that an average branch had just five properties available to rent in February, which continues the downward trend that our data shows started to fall in March 2021.

23 Feb 2022
Welsh landlords selling up more than double UK average

PRS REPORT: Data collected from Propertymark’s members in January has shown that while the highest overall figure of new applicant registrations in Wales is averaging at 313 per member branch, a worrying number of landlords seem to be exiting the sector.

31 Jan 2022
Large decrease in London rental properties

PRS REPORT: Propertymark agents’ data shows the availability of rental stock in London has fallen by 71 per cent in 12 months.

20 Dec 2021
Regional highs and lows for tenant demand and stock

PRS REPORT: The average number of new prospective tenants was the highest on record for the month of November with 82 per Propertymark member branch. It's a significant rise from October's figure of 71.

29 Nov 2021
North West highest for tenant demand as London records lowest

PRS REPORT: Propertymark members reported the lowest number of new prospective tenants in October since December 2020.

26 Oct 2021
Tenant demand regionally high with London lacking properties to rent

PRS REPORT: The West Midlands is the topmost region with tenant demand and overall, the number of new prospective tenants was the highest on record for the month of September.

23 Sep 2021
Demand from tenants continues to rise as rental stocks fall

PRS REPORT: Number of new prospective tenants was highest figure on record at an average of 107 per branch, while the number of properties managed per branch fell to 196 during August.

24 Aug 2021
Demand from tenants highest ever on record during July

PRS REPORT: The average number of new prospective tenants registered per branch increased to 102, which is a significant jump from June’s figure of 88.

28 Jul 2021
Rental market sees all time prospective tenant high

PRS REPORT: The continued success of the private rented sector shows tenants successfully negotiating rent has dropped over the past month, from 0.9 per cent to 0.7 per cent, the lowest recorded for the month of June since records began.

28 Jun 2021
Rental demand at all time high

PRS REPORT: Propertymark members reported the number of new prospective tenants to be at an all time high. Jumping to 97 from April's figure of 82, the average number of tenants per branch was the highest figure on record for the month of May.

27 May 2021
Demand for rental accommodation highest on record for April

PRS REPORT: Our April report continues to show no sign of demand slowing down in the rental market with a record-breaking number of new prospective tenants for the month of April.

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