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Build-to-Rent sector homes soar to nearly 100,000

Sep 28, 2017

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Research published by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that there are now nearly 96,000 Build-to-Rent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK.

Compared to 69,824 in the first quarter of 2017, this represents an increase of 37.4% in the number of new high-quality, professionally-managed rented homes across the UK.

The data demonstrates the Build-to-Rent sector’s capacity to add to housing supply at speed.

When looking exclusively at the number of Build-to-Rent homes under construction and in planning, the rate of growth is even stronger. This number has risen from 56,547 to 78,917, representing a 39.6% jump.

Ian Fletcher, Director of Real Estate Policy, British Property Federation comments:

 “Our data allows us to track Build-to-Rent’s growth across the UK, and ensures we are as transparent as possible when communicating the sector’s current and projected contribution to the country’s housing supply. Correcting the supply-demand imbalance in the UK is fundamental to addressing the housing crisis, and we have demonstrated that Build-to-Rent has much to offer.”

Original source: http://www.bpf.org.uk/media-listing/press-releases/bpf-build-rent-sector-homes-100000-milestone