Market Reports, Finance and Economics

Please note when institutional investment occurs in the buy-to-let sector it is referred to as PRS or "Private Rented Sector" investment. This is a working copy which we will continue to add to and update, but...

This chart shows that the buy-to-let sector offers better value now than at any time between 2000-2008 for mortgaged backed acquisitions.

At LiveYield we are interested in explaining the residential property market from an investment analyst's perspective. Indexing yield on an historical basis allows investors to benchmark their income returns and compare performance versus other asset classes. The...
http://www.lse.ac.uk/geographyAndEnvironment/research/london/pdf/The-Private-Rented-Sector-WEB[1].pdf

The UK’s housing stock is worth £5.75 trillion, 40% larger than the total market cap of UK shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. The private rented sector (PRS) equates to £1.2 trillion, or 1.3 times the size of the entire UK commercial property market.
Growth of owner occupier market versus private renting.

Enabling landlords to charge a full market rent, together with a reduction in security of tenure increased investment in to the sector and lay the foundations for the growth within the PRS.
House prices in England and Wales versus rents and other cost of home ownership

This chart shows that: The cost of electricity, gas and other fuels has risen much more strongly than house prices. House prices represent good value versus energy costs. Rents and maintenance costs have kept pace with with...

The table below represents property fund investment options available via an IFA or fund supermarket. Almost all the indirect routes invest in commercial real estate as opposed to residential and some give exposure by themselves investing indirectly i.e. via...

The above analysis shows that recent changes to stamp duty has a negligible effect on investment return. We appreciate that as the price of the property increases the yield  drops , so reflect a higher yield...

The above chart shows how sales are grouped around the old stamp duty regime bands. These changes should increase liquidity in areas that have higher proportion of properties in the £250,000-275,000 bracket. Due to the distribution of...

The chart shows the range of residential rental yields at a district and post code level. It shows that averages can hide a lot of variance and supports the premise that property investment strategy...