Articles by Citylets Research

Major Trends Continue as Scottish PRS Reaches New Highs

With most of Scotland’s large urban markets sitting at or near all time highs, it will be unsurprising to note that the average property to rent in Scotland recorded it’s highest figure to date in Q2 2018 at £799 per month. Scotland’s overall annual rate of growth, however, remains low at 1.3%. Larger properties, in …


New Heights In Central Belt Power Scottish PRS To Positive Growth

The Scottish PRS reached a new record high in Q2 2017 with average rents up 1.5% year on year (YOY) to £789 on average. Growth was materially underpinned by continued strong uplift in the key conurbations of Edinburgh (5.2%) and Glasgow (5%), where markets have reached respective all time highs, and with reduced drag from …


Zero Sum Game – Citylets Market Report Q1 2017

The Scottish PRS continues to prove very robust to geopolitical change as it plots a predictable path in Q1 2017. Competing forces from the central belt and Aberdeen result in a (near) zero sum game at just 0.1% YOY national growth. Rents in Aberdeen have indeed fallen to national average, as suggested in our last report, …


Market Cools as Citylets Report Hits 40

Hard to believe perhaps but it’s now 10 years since Citylets published its first quarterly report ‘Trends In Residential Lettings’. It has been very satisfying to see it evolve over the years to arrive at its current format. And of course for it to be accepted by the Lettings Industry as the de facto source …


Central Belt Drives Scottish PRS Engine

Strong growth in Edinburgh and Glasgow continues to propel average Scottish rents upwards with chronic imbalance between supply and demand setting in within the central belt. The latest Citylets Quarterly Report to Q3 2016 shows average rents in Edinburgh have broken the £1000 per month mark for the first time and growth in Glasgow has …


Glasgow Rental Market up 20% in 5 years

The Glasgow rental market has been rising steadily over the last 10 quarters with average rents now standing at £719 per month as at Q2 2016, up 5.0% from a year ago. Positive annual growth has been recorded in Scotland’s largest city quarterly since Q4 2013 as rents continue to track the national average at …

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