Residential rentals on the rise again

After a mini-boom in the home-buying market, higher interest rates now look likely to buoy residential rentals, with Cape Town taking an early lead

2022-01-24 01:01:00 AM

After a mini-boom in the home-buying market, higher interest rates now look likely to buoy residential rentals, with Cape Town taking an early lead.

After a mini-boom in the home-buying market, higher interest rates now look likely to buoy residential rentals, with Cape Town taking an early lead

Joan MullerIt seems increasingly likely that buy-to-let investors will be able to push through inflation-linked rental increases when leases come up for renewal this year. That will no doubt offer welcome respite to residential landlords, many of whom have had to slash rentals over the past two years to keep their tenants.

Unlike housing sales, which in the past 18 months experienced a mini-boom on the back of cheap mortgage finance and pandemic-related shifts in how people live and work, the rental market has been somewhat in the doldrums...BPremiumThis article is reserved for our subscribers.

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