Published on: October 13, 2022
RICS survey highlights strong rental market
Today’s RICS housing market survey, in our view, paints a much brighter picture of Watkin Jones’s rental sector than that in the sales market. Surveyors expect strong growth in rents to continue, driven by strong tenant demand and constricted supply. We believe that part of the reason for the arguably excessive reaction of the share price to last week’s trading update may be the weakness of the national housebuilders, but they operate in the currently more challenged sales market.