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The highest rated rental homes in London

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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The residents who live in Build to Rent homes have spoken…
According to the newly released annual report by Homeviews, residents gave their Build to Rent homes the highest ratings since this survey began.

If you want more out of your renting experience, Build to Rent may be the answer. But instead of telling you why we think Build to Rent is great, let’s see what residents who currently live in these developments love most about them.

Gym at home

Photo: Residents' gym in The Sessile

Why amenities work out

Look into the ten Build to Rent communities that were most highly rated for their facilities, and you’ll find communal lounges, co-working space for the WFH crowd, state-of-the-art gyms and pet-friendly apartments.

In these communities, the gym was mentioned in more of the reviews than anything else. Monthly gym membership can be costly in London, so being able to bundle that cost into your rent means greater value for money. Plus, a gym in your building means you have time for a quick session in your busy day. London renters are savvy and determined – you have to be in the big city. So Build to Rent can help get the London lifestyle you’re really after.

Apartment Greater London

Photo: Residents' dining and sun room in Greenford Quay

Looking further to get more

It turns out price is a good reason to choose Build to Rent. The Homeviews report found that Build to Rent value ratings have grown “consistently year on year” and that “BTR residents feel they are getting better and better value for money.”

Build to Rent residents are also searching further from Central London, as a result of limited supply and high demand. There is a lot of phenomenal Build to Rent in Greater London – a great way to make your London lifestyle work is to look along the tube lines. London transport is fast, and it’s just about everywhere. Especially if you’re just moving to the capital, you may gravitate towards the most well-known places. But our team can help you find those exceptional lesser-known gems that’ll give you everything you want in a home and an easy commute.

Photo: Residents' lounge at Riverstone Heights

Results are in: home is the best feeling

The Rightmove Happy at Home Survey (featured within the report) has found that – even though all the above benefits are valuable to residents – the biggest drivers for happiness “tend to be more emotional/intangible.” These intangible benefits include a sense of welcome and belonging, pride in the area one lives and community spirit.

Build to Rent operators are more able to create this environment for you than traditional renting. It’s why they invest in communal spaces, social events and concierge to welcome you home.

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If you want to upgrade your rental experience, browse our Build to Rent offering or get in touch with our team.

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