Private Rented Sector and Build to Rent

All the latest news and analysis about PRS and BTR in the UK


  • Jo Green of Ideal Flatmate

    Green quits LSL’s PRSim for flatmate start-up


    Jo Green, a former director of PRS and build to rent (BTR) client services at LSL’s PRSim, has joined as UK sales director of Ideal Flatmate, the UK’s first compatibility based flatsharing site.

  • East Wick Sweetwater

    Realstar backs London BTR double


    Realstar has agreed to fund two new build-to-rent schemes in Hackney Wick, East London and Southall, West London, with a total development value of £200m.

  • Wembley Park

    Big players join the BTR party


    Landsec and British Land are among the big developers and investors targeting the maturing BTR market.

  • East Village, Stratford

    BTR home numbers jump 22% in a year


    The number of build-to-rent homes completed, under construction or in planning has increased by 22% to 139,508 over the past year, according to research published produced by Savills for the British Property Federation (BPF).

  • East Village Stratford - Get Living - 30th August 2018 - 120

    Are amenity-rich BTR schemes really worth the cost?


    Gavriel Hollander reports on whether renters really want to live in new BTR developments that offer everything from rooftop yoga to ‘Bobs’

  • Richard Simpson Unite

    New Watkin Jones CEO backs BTR


    Watkin Jones is to continue its push into build-to-rent (BTR) development under new chief executive Richard Simpson.

  • A Elliott

    2019 forecast: Alistair Elliot (Knight Frank)

    2019-01-11T00:00:00+00:00By Alistair Elliott

    ”It is also imperative that our industry focuses on how to rejuvenate our high streets and addresses the need for a radical shake-up of both transaction charges and occupational taxes”

  • Mark Bladon Investec

    2019 forecast: Mark Bladon (Investec)

    2019-01-11T00:00:00+00:00By Mark Bladon

    ”I’d like to see BTR reach the stage where assets are trading so we get some benchmarking, allowing developers and lenders to get more comfortable with the sector”

  • Ami Kotecha

    2019 forecast: Ami Kotecha (AMRO)

    2019-01-10T23:05:00+00:00By Ami Kotecha

    Rather than planning for impending doom, my hope is that we focus our capital and approach on improving productivity, harnessing technology and driving growth.

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