Build to Rent homes to increase five-fold

Build to Rent homes to increase five-fold

Build to Rent (BTR) homes are developments that have been built with the sole purpose of providing rental accommodation, rather than home ownership. A good example of this is Stratford‘s East Village. Resident’s enjoy modern apartments and beautiful communal spaces to enjoy and socialise in.

The stock of BTR homes in the UK is forecast to increase five-fold over the next 10 years from 76,800 today, to 380,000 in 2032, according to the British Property Federation (BPF).

At present, just 1.5% of rental homes are BTR but that will rise to 8.5% if these forecasts are met. Until now, developers have focused on London and other major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

Build to Rent homes are purpose-built for rental and managed by professional operators, usually with on-site property managers to deal with any issues that may arise. They are generally built to a high standard and offer greater security of tenure, shared amenities, community events and, in some cases, rent inclusive of bills. 

BTR providers are delivering urban apartments and suburban family homes. As the sector matures, it will expand the range of options for renters and play a growing role in addressing the UK’s housing shortage.

Source: BPF, Dataloft

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