5 reasons to live in a Build to Rent development

Build to Rent is a term used to describe residential developments designed specifically with renters in mind. And it’s a concept that’s growing at lightning speed. As more Londoners than ever before are choosing to rent instead of buying a home, we’re showcasing some of the benefits…

1. A team to take care of you

Unlike a private landlord who might own an individual or selection of units within a building, a Build to Rent landlord operates and maintains the entire property. That means tenants can expect an onsite team available for everything from maintenance issues to organising social events (more on these below). And this commitment to customer service is generating results.

Residents team are very helpful and friendly, everything runs well and any issues are dealt with quickly. The building is very well maintained and secure.” – Anonymous, verified resident at Dressage Court

Fizzy customer services are amazing and our on site assistant Serina, is always very helpful and proactive. The frequent treats such as chocolates on Halloween, Valentine’s Day etc always makes it a more pleasant place to live!” – Stella A, verified resident of Fizzy Canning Town

2. Additional facilities 

As more Londoners look to new-build developments with standout amenities, more and more Build to Rent developers are responding and building not just flats, but long-standing communities with dedicated shared spaces. As such, rooftop terraces, state-of-the-art fitness centres, games rooms and residents’ lounges are more common than ever before.

The facilities available such as the gym, game room or librairy offer a wide range of options for the residents to enjoy for free.” – Alain G, verified resident at Vantage Point

3. Development socials

From rooftop yoga to summer barbecues, Build to Rent developers ensure neighbours get to know one another with regular social events. HomeViews reviewers consistently comment on the friendly, community feel as a result…

“The building organises many events throughout the year so that the residents feel like they are a part of a community. Absolutely love living here!” – Nilofer R, verified resident at Dressage Court

4. Flexibility

Build to Rent developers are making renting easier than ever before – whether that’s with zero deposits, apps that make paperwork a doddle, organising bills and rent into one handy monthly payment, and flexible contracts. And tenants are reaping the benefits.

I wish I’d known how much pressure it took off me. Renting from a build to rent developer gives all the security we need.” – Neil H, verified resident at East Village

Tipi has been by far the easiest company to rent from in my experience. From viewing to moving in took just 7 days with zero deposit. It is expensive for the area given its also zone 4, but comparatively in the form of quality, ease and facilities it’s well worth the cost.” – Clayton, resident at Alto

5. Pets are welcome 


Not so long ago, it was near-impossible to find a London rental property that allowed pets. But Build to Rent developers have cottoned on to just how important this is to tenants, and we’re now seeing an abundance of companies with a ‘pets welcome’ policy, such as Fizzy Living and be:here. They don’t just stop at letting pets in, either – some offer dedicated zones and social events specifically designed for tenants with furry flatmates.

Pet corner is perfect for our little dog Betty, she loves the nearby park and the fact that Victoria Park is only a short walk along the canal… We are all looking forward to summer time now!” – Andy, verified resident at Fizzy Stepney Green

They say the proof is in the pudding, and in a recent HomeViews study, we compared the experiences of those in a Build to Rent development to those renting in a Build to Sell development. From Building Management to Facilities, find out why Build to Rent came out on top in every category – click here to download the report for free.

To discover Build to Rent developments on HomeViews search on the tab ‘Rental Only’ on our map page

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