A high house price to rent ratio disadvantages the development of build-to-rent, relative to build-to-sell. And with capital values unlikely to grow as quickly as they have done in the past, total returns on residential property will not return to past highs. That said, with commercial property likely to see a correction in capital values, residential property will perform comparatively well across our forecast. That will improve the case for investing in build-to-rent in the coming years.
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