HomeViews makes its debut in The Times’ Bricks & Mortar

HomeViews makes its debut in The Times’ Bricks & Mortar

We’re delighted to share yet another great piece of coverage for HomeViews. This week, it’s a write-up by David Byers in The Times’ Bricks & Mortar. Here’s a sneak peek at the feature…

It’s easy to find an online score for a hotel, but until now there has been no way of rating homes in new-build developments, which has left anyone thinking of buying or renting one in the dark.

Three entrepreneurs are trying to fill the gap with a new website, dubbed the TripAdvisor for the property market.

HomeViews, which soft launched by collecting reviews from 2,000 residents over the past few months, is now live, with the developers behind 539 buildings agreeing to be reviewed by their residents and tenants.”

 

Click the link below to read the full feature:

Bricks & Mortar article

In the article, David mentions the emerging Build to Rent market, which we explored heavily in our first whitepaper:

One of the factors that prompted the three founders to start the business was the rapid growth of the “build-to-rent” sector, where the landlord is a company not an individual.

Some interesting early trends have emerged from the soft launch: while 96 per cent of build-to-rent tenants would recommend their development overall, some developers consistently do better than others.”

Click here to find out more about our report on Build to Rent, and download the whitepaper for free.