Despite the upturn in the UK housing market during 2013/14, supply of new homes is still falling significantly short of overall needs of the rising population, and has done for many years.
Savills, the global real estate services provider, estimate that 6.04 million households will be privately rented by 2019. This represents almost a quarter of UK housing stock, and is a reflection of the continuing structural shifts in UK demographics and changing attitudes to home ownership as much as the challenges that face would-be owner occupiers.
At current prices, this additional demand for private rented housing equates to the need for in excess of £200 billion of investment into the sector.
With the continued imbalance between supply and demand in both the owner occupier and private rented sectors, the TM Hearthstone UK Residential Property Fund is well positioned to capture capital and income returns for investors.
Source: Savills Residential Property Focus Q4 2014