Per la prima volta negli ultimi ottanta anni si registrano dati che fanno pensare che nel 2017 il mercato per gli affitti sará superiore al mercato dell'acquisto di immobili. L'incertezza portata dal voto Brexit, pochi immobili in vendita, i prezzi ancora molto alti rispetto agli stipendi medi: sono tutti fattori che contribuiranno a questo storico risultato secondo Countrywide.
The property rental market is booming at the expense of the sales market, making it look as if house-buying will be outstripped for the first time in eight decades next year, as home-buyers face a continued struggle to find properties they can afford. Activity in the sales market has cooled since June’s Brexit vote and a lack of property for sale combined with rising prices are set to lead to more new lets than purchases, the UK’s largest estate agency chain, Countrywide, said. Johnny Morris, research director at Countrywide, said: “As some would-be buyers and sellers sit on their hands, Brexit-induced uncertainty has continued to boost the rental market.September saw record activity. On current trends 2017 could be the first time since the 1930s that more homes are let than sold.”