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KEYWORD "Build to Rent" - 100 RESULTS
Alarm Bells for Build To Rent as building starts show huge slump

New analysis from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows a dramatic slump in the number of Build To Rent units started. Although...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 100 Build To Rent units coming from Barratt Homes

A 101-home Built To Rent estate is being created by Barratt Homes in Cambridge, as part of a deal with BTR...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foreign-based tenants and investors targeted by high end lettings agency

High end lettings agency Hamptons has launched a new international department to woo overseas investors and tenants seeking rental properties in...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as agency demands Renters Reform Bill be passed ASAP

The Leaders Romans Group lettings agency chain is demanding that the new government elected tomorrow brings back the Renters Reform Bill...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Experts warn against corporates monopolising private rentals

The decision of property developer Berkeley Group to enter the private rental sector is bad news for tenants, it’s claimed. Berkeley plans...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent provider hits 1,000-home milestone

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital and house builder Kellen Homes have hit the 1,000 home milestone in Greater Manchester in...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyd’s Bank private rental offshoot begins £13m city project

Work has started on yet another Build To Rent scheme - this time a £13m project in Nottingham. The project, on a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent scheme sees above-expectations lettings

Bristol’s latest Build To Rent scheme from Grainger claims its pre-leasing phase has exceeded expectations with over a third of homes...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Towers up to 17 storeys for latest Build To Rent scheme

Southampton council has approved a big new Build To Rent scheme on the site of a disused gasworks. Hawkstone Properties Ltd and...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Online agency buys lettings book of internet rival

Online agency lettingaproperty.com says it’s bought up the rental portfolio handled by virtual rival Mashroom. The acquisition increases lettingaproperty’s assets under management...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge 1,000-flat scheme will be one of UK’s biggest Build To Rent estates

Housing juggernaut Legal & General says it’s now half way through a £400m Build To Rent scheme in Wandsworth, south London. It...

06 June 2024

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Almost 350 new Build To Rent flats in vast regeneration scheme

A £300m transformation of part of Glasgow is continuing apace following the completion of a 346-unit Build To Rent scheme. The scheme,...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank rental property initiative signs PropTech deal

Citra Living, the Build To Rent offshoot of Lloyds Banking Group, continues with its growth strategy into the private rental sector. Citra...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent provider claims record breaking rental unit growth

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital says it’s enjoyed a record breaking period of growth. Over 2023 and so far in 2024...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth forecasts cut as supply catches up with demand

Knight Frank says the normalisation of supply and demand in Prime London has happened more quickly than anticipated, forcing it to...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Looking Up! Foxtons internal data shows rental sentiment improving

Internal data from Foxtons, London’s largest lettings agent, indicates sentiment may be improving across the capital as data shows a 12%...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent operator strikes deal with deposit alternative supplier

Build To Rent developer and operator Dandara Living has struck a partnership with deposit alternative service flatfair. Dandara joins other BTR operators...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency appointed to service new Build To Rent scheme

The agency Centrick has been appointed to launch and operate a new multi-million-pound Build To Rent development in Leicester.  Centrick will provide...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change for Build To Rent as trade group reconstitutes board

The trade body representing the Build To Rent industry wants to recruit people from that sector to sit in its board. The...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Banking Group rental project now has 2,000 properties

Citra Living, part of Lloyds Banking Group, is to bring more than 150 new family homes to the rental market in...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent claims it already conforms with Reform Bill ideals

A trade body representing Build To Rent operators claims that the sector “already accommodates the Bill’s proposals” in terms of tenants’...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief claims “renting negatively impacts life”

A prominent supplier of deposit alternatives to lettings agents has come out and said that “renting negatively impacts quality of life,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

City Build To Rent Schemes - two new announcements

Developer Beech Holdings has secured planning permission for its luxury development of Build To Rent apartments in Sheffield. Sheffield Gardens will include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agencies merge lettings teams and set up Joint Venture operation

Two agencies are merging their lettings operations and launching a Joint Venture company to enable continued growth in their respective areas...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent hits the suburbs with new eco scheme

Legal & General’s suburban Build To Rent business, called LGSBTR, has exchanged on 41 new BTR homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.   Consisting...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent sector creates its own Code of Practice

A fledgling trade body has introduced what it calls “principles for a new Build to Rent Code of Practice that will...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental trade group rebrands in bid to win broader appeal

A group founded eight years ago to represent the Build To Rent niche has now rebranded in a bid to win...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency announces link with renting-in-retirement specialist

Hamptons is linking with retirement rental specialist provider Birchgrove, pledging to offer “a unique proposition for those seeking quality senior rental...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Over £2,150 pcm for new Build To Rent scheme - and it’s outside London

A new Build To Rent scheme launches in Manchester this summer with the first residents moving in during June. The Castings is...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons uses Connells link to woo investor buyers

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department - and it’s using the sister Connells brand to give new homes more exposure...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons issues warning to landlords as tenant demand drops

The number of new rental instructions in February was 20 per cent higher year-on-year, says London-focused agency Foxtons. Average rent achieved rose...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent set to suffer from Hunt’s stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Budget is set to hit Build To Rent. The British Property Foundation is reacting to news that Multiple dwellings...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

£900 pcm for cheapest flat in 22-storey Build To Rent tower

One of the first Building To Rent schemes in Wales - a 22 storey tower - has seen its first residents...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says Build To Rent has vast growth potential as tenants age

Foxtons says the Build To Rent sector has vast growth potential - and even now in its infancy it is enjoying...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons data show rents dip after explosion in volume of rental instructions

Data released today from Foxtons has found that the number of new instructions in January 2024 was 25 per cent higher...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Report downplays ‘posh’ image of Build To Rent flats and tenants

A new report suggests that past impressions of Build To Rent and other institution-funded rental units as expensive and concentrating on...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New key figure named for driving Build To Rent in the UK

Legal & General senior executive David Reid has been named as the chair of an influential committee driving forward Build To...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond announces another regional rental portfolio acquisition

Lomond has snapped up another rental portfolio. It’s been acquired from the Rendall & Rittner Sales & Letting agency which had a...

07 February 2024

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Build To Rent cheerleaders complain about slow planning consents

The British Property Federation claims the time required for Build To Rent planning applications has significantly increased over the past decade...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove snaps up rental-focussed reviews website

A five year old consumer reviews website has been acquired by Rightmove. Homeviews was set up in 2019 and at the time...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 February 2024

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Built To Rent wins lavish praise from property management report

A property management firm claims that energy efficiency is apparently renters’ most important quality when choosing a place to live.  Centrick says...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ internal data shows ‘balanced market’ likely this year

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows that the 2024 lettings market in the capital is likely to be more balanced than in...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency group signs deal with deposit alternative supplier

Deposit alternative company flatfair has announced a major new agency partnership with the Andrews Property Group.  Andrews branches will be able to...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge £150m investment into student renting by financial services giant

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has spent some £150m acquiring a portfolio of six Purpose Built...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent expo next month organised by trade group

The UK Apartment Association - a Build To Rent trade body - has given details of an expo it’s hosting in...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

High-profile agent joins top table of Single Family Rental body

Rhodri Evans, director of land and new homes at Andrews Property Group, has been named as one of several industry figures...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Seven Tips this lettings agency is giving its landlord clients

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help navigate legislative...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent trade body beefs up its top team

The UK Apartment Association - effectively a trade body for the Build To Rent sector - is beefing up its top...

05 January 2024

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Historic building snapped up for Build To Rent development

A historic former school and hospital building in Glasgow City Centre will be restored as part of a plan to create...

05 January 2024

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Savills reveals which buy to let region it tips for best returns

Residential buy to let in the North West of England, London industrial property and retail warehouses are set to be the...

04 January 2024

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Lettings and Build To Rent experts head ARLA chief’s speaker list

The president elect of ARLA Propertymark has created a comprehensive list of female experts in different property disciplines. Angharad Trueman, Group Lettings...

03 January 2024

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“Challenging” Build To Rent scheme rescued from administration

A Build To Rent scheme which fell into administration two years ago has been rescued by a property developer. Torsion Group has...

03 January 2024

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Lloyds Bank’s Build To Rent offshoot announces new scheme

Citra Living, the Build To Rent arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has announced another new scheme. It is a 95-flat development at...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing minister backs Build To Rent

New housing minister Lee Rowley has spoken out in favour of Build To Rent. At the inaugural Build To Rent Innovators conference...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings firm to be managing agent for council Build To Rent scheme

Portsmouth and Southsea lettings agency Chinneck Shaw has been appointed to manage the first purpose-built Build to Rent project from Ravelin...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of objections to large Build To Rent development

Another large Build To Rent scheme is in the offing, this time in Devon’s capital city, Exeter. Plans to build 246 BTR...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis means rent rises cannot continue at this pace - Savills

Savills is warning that despite strong income growth, rising rents are stretching the finances of those in the private rental sector.  Savills...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank buys homes from house builder to let to tenants

Lloyds Banking Group, which announced back in 2020 that it was to become involved in the private rental sector, is buying...

28 November 2023

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Oddly-named Build To Rent scheme will have 335 flats

A 335-unit Build To Rent scheme has reached practical completion stage in Sheffield. Going under the (perhaps bizarre) name of PLATFORM_, the...

22 November 2023

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Build To Rent problems highlighted in latest report

A new report suggests London’s Build To Rent sector is being held back by a “stark inconsistency” from local councils in...

15 November 2023

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Buy To Let Sell Off - agency reports hundreds of thousands sold

The share of homes sold by a landlord in Britain has fallen from 15.7 per cent last year to 14.0 per...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Struggling Build To Rent again complains of cost and delivery problems

The latest annual report on Build To Rent in London again talks of issues with costs and delivery. A report from the...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

flatfair Deposits is already making waves in the lettings market

In September last year, flatfair, a deposit alternative provider, released their latest rental solution called flatfair Deposits, to the lettings market....

16 October 2023

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New boss for controversial John Lewis private rental initiative

A new director of property has been named by the John Lewis Partnership, to lead its controversial Build To Rent initiative. Martin...

16 October 2023

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Build To Rent ‘may get favourable treatment’ on rent legislation

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

13 October 2023

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Who cares about Build To Rent? Not MPs by the looks of it….

A PR exercise has discovered that 89 per cent of UK MPs would not give priority to Build-to-Rent schemes in their...

11 October 2023

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Rent Control proposals slammed by prominent industry commentator

Proposals for rent controls made in a government consultation document have been slammed by a prominent industry commentator and PropTech entrepreneur. The...

06 October 2023

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Agents sign up to niche property management service

A lettings service called Smarter Rent is partnering with agents and developers to provide what it calls ”“an innovative property rental...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco Build To Rent scheme promotes air source heat pumps

A Build To Rent scheme is now ready for move-in by tenants, following the completed conversion of an ambulance station into...

18 September 2023

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Build To Rent jumps on the awards bandwagon

The Build To Rent sector has now joined those parts of the property sector with a dedicated awards event. The awards -...

14 September 2023

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Build To Rent operator pledges dramatic EPC improvement

The owners of one of the first Build To Rent schemes in Edinburgh is bidding to improve the EPC rating while...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis private rental bid faces “extreme challenges”

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency pushes Build To Rent advantages over Buy To Let

Knight Frank, in conjunction with Build To Rent operator Moda Living, has published a highly supportive report about BTR. Creating what it’s...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build To Rent developments revealed

A series of new BTR schemes have been named by developers. In Coggeshall, north Essex, Vistry Group will deliver 36 homes, the...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank names agency to manage its private rental stock

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the lettings agency chain that it wants to look after its upcoming Build To Rent units. The...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank announces latest private rental sector initiative

Details have been given of Lloyds Bank’s latest dive into the Build To Rent market. Its BTR arm, Citra, has acquired 49...

07 August 2023

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Agency wins big corporate contract in Build To Rent niche

Manchester-based lettings agency Ascend Properties has consolidated its role in the single-family Build To Rent niche with its appointment by investment...

04 August 2023

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Build To Rent starts crash after strong earlier period

The number of completed Build to Rent homes in the UK has increased 13 per cent in the past year to...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New London office for agency with 4,800 units under management

A new office in the London suburb of North Acton has been announced by the LIFE Residential agency. The firm already has...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis pushes into private rental market with 800 homes

John Lewis is pushing ahead with its commitment to build and manage rental homes as part of a drive which it...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents edge above long term ratio to earnings says Zoopla

Typical UK rents now account for 28.3 per cent of average pre-tax earnings - slightly above the 10-year average of 27...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short lets in Build To Rent schemes thanks to PropTech deal

Build To Rent operator Apo is partnering with PropTech platform Lavanda to offer increased exposure to Airbnb-style short-lets. The partnership will see Apo...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis rental housing setback as chief steps down

Chris Harris, seen as the architect of the move by the John Lewis Partnership into rental housing, is stepping down this...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent operator plays the ‘pets in lets’ card

Two thirds of pet owning tenants have faced challenges finding a place to rent - at least according to a survey...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent trade body sets up regional hubs

The fledgling Build To Rent trade organisation, called the UK Apartment Association, is setting up regional hubs. It’s already established ones in...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent stalls - good news for buy to let agents and landlords?

The number of Build To Rent completions has fallen by 56 per cent in the past year, a decline being very...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer links with Build To Rent trade body

Move iQ, the consumer-facing online service operated by TV property guru Phil Spencer, is linking with the Build To Rent trade...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stand by for 1,000 new Build To Rent homes

One of the country’s biggest Build To Rent players has secured funding for 1,000 new BTR homes. Legal & General has signed...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent for seniors - retirement housing specialist reveals bid

Retirement housing specialist Pegasus wants to become a big player in Build To Rent and has employed the  Savills agency to...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Suburban Build To Rent niche gets boost from lettings agency

Leaders Romans Group's Suburban Build To Rent team has been appointed to jointly manage and maintain over 100 Build to Rent...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Warns Tenants - political posturing may push up rents

A prominent lettings agency has taken the unusual step of warning tenants that parties using the sector for political capital may...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Caps and Build To Rent - seminar to discuss impact

A seminar is to be held to look at the impact of rent controls on the burgeoning Build To Rent sector. Private...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Only City cash in Build To Rent can ease supply crisis - claim

A senior figure in the financial services sector says only Build To Rent can solve the stock shortage in the lettings...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells makes bid to win Build To Rent business

Connells Group is making a bid to win business in the Build To Rent sector, launching what it calls “the UK’s...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent trade body holding sector's largest-ever expo

It’s being billed as the Build To Rent sector’s biggest ever exp and now the trade body behind it has given...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Delay EPC change to help rental sector - top agency’s Budget hope

A prominent lettings agency has called for a delay to the government’s EPC upgrade timetable to be announced in this afternoon’s...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent slams Tories for damaging supply of homes

The government must focus on measures in next week’s Budget that will boost significantly the supply of homes, according to lettings...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Pharmacy services on offer a Build To Rent scheme

A Build To Rent operator has struck a deal with Lloyds Pharmacy to offer a so-called Health Concierge Service allowing tenants...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest Build To Rent scheme is 22-storey block of flats

The latest Build To Rent scheme announced by the UK’s largest listed rental homes firm is in fact a 22 storey...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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