Luck be a land­lord

Country Life Every Week - - Property News -

OVER the next five years, rental rates will rise con­sid­er­ably faster than house prices due to ‘post-ref­er­en­dum eco­nomic un­cer­tainty’, say Sav­ills. A rent in­crease of 19% is fore­cast be­tween now and 2021 across the UK, but house prices will rise by just 13%. London land­lords will be par­tic­u­larly pleased, as rent is set to rise by 24.5% in the cap­i­tal, and house prices by 10.9%.

Good week for… ag­ile oc­to­ge­nar­i­ans

To cel­e­brate her 80th birth­day, dar­ing Dr Rachel Macken­zie will jump head­long out of a plane for Devon Air Am­bu­lance. ‘My mother is a one off,’ ex­plains James Macken­zie, part­ner and head of coun­try at Strutt & Parker. ‘As a doc­tor, she ran a mis­sion in the Kala­hari desert, she evaded hur­ri­canes in the Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands, she saved Viet­namese boat peo­ple on the Bor­neo coast and was once al­most shot in Nige­ria. She has won the COUN­TRY LIFE cross­word many times and is an ex­cel­lent artist to boot!’ The sky­dive will take place on Jan­uary 14, 2017. To do­nate, email James.macken­zie@ strut­tand­parker.com

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