Build to Rent is a Christmas cracker

  • 24th Dec 21
Build to Rent is a Christmas cracker

Forget tucking into leftover turkey, if you want to beat the rush to find a new home, then Boxing Day is the time to browse the Love to Rent web to see what’s available. In fact, the period between Christmas and New Year is becoming the busiest time of year for the property industry as eager home hunters see what’s available.

People spend more time at home at Christmas than any other time of the year. As a result, it can lead them to thinking about how to make changes to their current situation. However, the reality is that UK house prices have more than trebled in the last two decades and finding good quality private rental homes is a challenge.

But there is a solution, which is gaining more and more popularity every year. Build to Rent are new build developments of either apartments or houses, designed specifically for renting. Professionally managed with hotel-style facilities, they come with a range of perks including longer and secure tenancies and many are pet friendly. 

The knowledge and awareness of the Build to Rent market continues to grow, propelled by a relatively new Digital Marketing Website called Love to Rent. The platform showcases available properties across the UK with an easy search navigation tool. It also informs and educates the public about what Build to Rent is, its advantages and dispels any myths through its rolling news section.

“If you are dreaming about changing where you live, then there’s something in the Build to Rent sector that will suit all tastes, budgets and lifestyles,” says Anne-Marie Brown, the Founder and CEO of Love to Rent. “Whether you are looking to leave home for the first time, move to a larger family house or want to downsize to a hassle-free apartment to give you more freedom to travel, there is a huge selection on offer via Love to Rent, all benefitting from excellent quality and professionally managed services.”

As 2021 draws to a close, the Build to Rent sector is responding to what tenants are asking for in the New Year. Since the pandemic, there is a huge demand for services that make life easier, which includes having a welcoming concierge on the front desk to take in parcels as well as increased security.

“The pandemic and lockdowns have also highlighted the importance of having access to outside space, which the Build to Rent sector addresses in the form of a garden, balcony or roof terrace in most developments,” adds Anne-Marie Brown. “The homes are built specifically with tenants’ needs in mind enabling the sector to be out in front when it comes to innovation, design and customer standards.” 

In fact, the Build to Rent sector is at the forefront of understanding the modern tenant, who wishes to rent for the lifestyle benefits. “At the centre of its service is the customer experience, with many developers looking to focus on health and wellbeing,” adds Anne-Marie Brown. “People need communities to thrive, which is why you will find plenty of opportunity for social interaction between residents through the shared areas such as the rooftop terraces and lounge spaces. Many developments have friendly on-site events teams to organise social activities such as barbecues, screening of major sports events and Christmas parties, giving residents the chance to mingle and get to know their neighbours.”

The period between Christmas and New Year is a great time to address what you are looking for in a home and work out your budget. The one misconception surrounding the Build to Rent sector is that it is out of most tenants’ price range. However, the findings in the ‘Who lives in Build to Rent report from the British Property Federation reveals that the income of tenants in both the Build to Rent and private rental sector are very similar, dismissing the notion that it is only the super-rich who can afford to live in these schemes.

 “It is actually easier to understand your monthly outgoings because in some build to rent homes many of your bills, such as WIFI and utilities, will be included in the one monthly fee, plus in some cases there’s no need to pay costly deposits,” adds Anne-Marie Brown. “Many developments will also offer many amenities in the price such as a gym, yoga studio or co-working space, so this can be deducted from your monthly expenses. Tenancies are extremely flexible and can be short or long-term depending on your circumstances.”

 As the number of people renting continues to rise, the Build to Rent model offers an attractive alternative to the diminishing private rental sector. To find a wide selection of homes, from pet-friendly apartments in the city through to family homes in the suburbs, visit

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