The Private Rented Sector (PRS) has grown substantially in recent years. The steady rise in property prices has meant that first-time buyers, especially in big cities like London and Manchester, are renting for longer and looking for a higher standard of accommodation.
At its heart, the PRS sector is built on innovators and disrupters. The industry has changed the rules of renting by focusing on building communities as well as high-spec homes which appeal to young professionals. Amenities are key and many developments offer concierge, workspaces, a club room communal lounges, roof terraces and gyms.
We’ve had a look at some of the most exciting companies in this industry and have include our favourites below.
Launched in 2013, Get Living changed the renting game for the better. Get Living focuses on the full renter experience. They got rid of fees and only increase rent in line with the CPI, so everything is transparent and predictable. They also offer perks such as weekly workouts, pop-ups and even cinema nights.
Get Living not only create fantastic developments but they build meaningful and engaging communities. Located in London and Manchester, they’ve just announced new properties launching soon in Glasgow and Leeds. We will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled!
Moda is made for young professionals. With developments in the center of nine major UK cities, all buildings are perfectly designed to facilitate home working and co-working with dedicated space. Flats are stunning inside, from studios to breath-taking penthouses. Renters will also enjoy outdoor sport-pitches, rooftops to enjoy Alfresco cocktails, private gyms, and yoga spaces. You can also book some cookery classes or order healthy meal deliveries to your door thanks to their partnerships.
Simple Life, owned by Sigma homes, have a selection of developments in London. Their goal is to create great places to live around great communities. Their moto? Making life simple for people, with fully furnished flats, 24/7 customer helpline and pet friendly. The most important thing for them is that customers can rely on them completely and feel secure with long term fixed contracts available for a total peace of mind.
Renowned for creating award-winning, landmark buildings of the highest quality, the Dandara Group is one of the UK’s most diverse property development companies. From Aberdeen, Manchester to Leeds and Birmingham; the group is offering not only high standard flats but also flexible contracts, pet-friendly properties and the option to personlise your own home too. Recently, Dandara has been named BTR Deal of the Year at Property Week’s RESI conference and awards.
Rent in the center of Manchester with no deposit. Affinity Living offer great apartments and even better benefits from tap-of-a-button handyman, discounts on local businesses, free coffee as well as regular social events. This development is made for young people looking to meet friends and have a good time. They offer flexible tenancies and are pet friendly too. If we were to move to Manchester, we would rent with them straight-away!
Fizzy living developments are conveniently located in close proximity to tube and train stations across London and the South East. With Fizzy there are no agents and no fees. You deal with them directly and the team will help you pick your ideal flat. Going with Fizzy means that you’ll have a “Bob”, an on-site dedicated property manager to deal with any issues and make sure you enjoy a hassle-free tenancy. They’ll also offer you a spring clean every year along with other perks.
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