Of course, the rental market with coronavirus was always going to feel some impact, but this impact has been far less than anticipated.
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) found that 48% of landlords expect a slight negative impact, with private sector rent arrears having the potential to total as much as £437m.
It should be noted though that the NRLA found that nine out of 10 tenants continue to pay rent, highlighting that the impact is far less than first imagined.
Despite the arrears, there is still plenty of room for investors to earn serious money.
Although nationally the total number of homes let between May and September fell by 5.3% compared with 2019, which can be attributed to a reduction in people moving for new jobs and an increase in redundancies, house prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate since 2016.
The UK market has recovered so well in fact that Savills has updated its five-year house price forecast, predicting a national 21.1% growth by 2025.
The North West, in particular, is set to boom, with a staggering 28.8% increase in house prices by 2025.
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Along with these headline price growths which show how secure an investment into property can be, there is also more money going directly into landlords’ pockets.
As mentioned earlier, during the rental market in Covid-19, UK rental prices have changed, with Rightmove finding the asking rent outside of London has hit a record £845, up 3.4% on the same time last year.
The rental market with coronavirus has clearly not had the negative impact that was first imagined.
While those statistics are substantial, the Office of National Statistics has found different findings, although they are still positive, with a 1.5% increase in the 12 months to June 2020.
All signs continue to point to the fact that now is an excellent time to invest during the Covid-19 pandemic.