Alumni Network: Build to Rent roundtable

Although the UK’s Build to Rent sector has been slow to get going, in Q1 2019 it represented 21% of all residential starts and was scaling at a rate comparable to the student housing boom of the noughties. FoL convened a roundtable to discuss the current landscape and future of Build to Rent. Could it ever become the tenure of choice for Londoners?

The Future of Metroland

As inner cities have undergone a renaissance, suburbs have frequently been left behind. Now facing unprecedented growth, what is the future of metroland?

An Equitable Private Rented Sector for London

private rented flats in barking

London’s Build to Rent market is gathering steam. According to analysts Molior, 11,000 new PRS homes have been developed since 2009, 10,000 are under construction and another 22,000 are permitted to start. These new homes are a much-needed contribution to London’s housing. But with two million Londoners in the PRS, … Read more

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Housing Delivery Models – Press release

With no major help coming in the Autumn Budget, the London housing industry – public, private and third sector – is getting on with business, with nearly 180,000 homes in the pipeline through local government models alone. This FoL/GVA report shows how.

Private Landlord Licensing – A growing trend

2017 Policy & Practice Map with key

As part of our 3-year PRS programme, FoL has followed licensing policy and practice across London, tracking borough activities and progress. This post contains key observations; watch for our final report 12th December.

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Making the Most of Build to Rent: Executive Summary

William Street Quarter

‘Build to Rent’ housing designed and managed specifically for private renters is on the rise in London – there were four times as many private rented sector (PRS) schemes in development at the end of 2016 than in the previous seven years.1Molior (2016) Q3 PRS Research (membership required to access) … Read more

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London boroughs vital for Build to Rent

build to rent housing

With the gap between social housing and home ownership wider than ever, PRS offers a real alternative. This report gives an overview of the current wave PRS development in London, now at the highest level in four years.

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