09 August 2022

Build to rent: Rise of the institutional landlord

This week we’ve returned to that famous British obsession: housing. Now that 20% of the UK population are choosing to rent their home, the expectations of lifestyle renters for their home developments have risen accordingly – such as allowing pets or permanent decoration. The build to rent sector involves the large scale development of new housing stock with the needs of ‘lifestyle renters’ in mind. Although the sector is a comparatively young and smaller part of the UK housing puzzle, build to rent can arguably help meet the needs of renters, local authorities and long-term investors alike.