12 November 2020

UK Real Estate View - BTR Rent Projections 2020-24

The COVID-19 pandemic will have undoubtedly had an impact on conditions in the rental market for BTR in the short term. But we remain convinced of the resilience of the sector over the medium to long-term.

We would expect the impact on rental growth in the sector to be a relatively short-term shock followed by a rebound and steady recovery over our 5-year horizon. We had adopted a cautious stance, relative to some others, on the pace of rental growth prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Our expectation is that the total amount of growth to be expected over the next 5 years remains ahead of CPI inflation projections over the same period.

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