UK property residential market update showing row of terraced houses in London

11 Mar 2024

UK Residential Property: monetising the home mover

The UK sales market is typically very stable whilst the lettings market is underpinned by strong demand and supply factors.

Whilst there was a general slowdown in M&A activity last year, Property Services & Technology was a positive exception experiencing considerable M&A activity and heightened investor interest.

With the macro picture improving and an ever increasing number of high-quality businesses looking to transact, we anticipate significant sector M&A activity in 2024 and beyond.

What are the key market drivers?

Interest rate cuts
Inflationary pressures have receded with the Bank of England expected to begin cutting rates which should stimulate property sales.

Lettings market evolution
Due to regulatory change impacting agents and landlords, the lettings market is becoming increasingly professionalised which is supporting consolidation.

Shift from ownership to usership
Individuals and families are now becoming more acceptant of longer-term rental living which is driving significant investment in modern, purpose built accommodation.

AI & technology
Property services has traditionally been slow to leverage new technologies, but times have now changed with an increasing number of software and data solutions competing for agent spend.


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