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UKAA CEO, Dave Butler at HOMES 2018

Homes is dedicated to residential development, strategic asset management and procurement solutions returning to Olympia London. The event runs from 28th-29th November. There are 120 exhibitors, including the UKAA at stand H175, over 150 speakers and over 4000 visitors across 6 theaters.  UKAA CEO, Dave Butler alongside UKAA Committee Chair, Debra Yudolph  will be joining …

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UKAA Build To Rent TV Programme

Build To Rent hits the Big Screen!   Many of our members have been a part of a brilliant process for the Build To Rent sector. We have collaborated with Sky TV to produce a programme to find out what Built To Rent is all about.   Who is featured? UKAA members such as; Tipi, …

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Loft Interiors To Launch New Magazine ‘A Build To Rent Tomorrow’

LOFT Interiors are launching their magazine ‘A BTR TOMORROW’ dedicated to looking at the future of our sector and key players that can make a difference. The magazine features informative insights and ideas from many of our members. LOFT are hosting a launch party for the magazine on 23rd May from 5.30pm at their London showroom; 52 …

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The Vaboo Renter Sentiment Survey: what are the UK’s greatest renting concerns?

The cost of renting in the UK has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. Rents in some places have risen by a staggering 63% over the last decade, and for most, the cost of renting will take up at least a quarter of their income (it is estimated this is two-thirds for Londoners). To better …

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Bisnow: The Future of Bed Birmingham

Bisnow will be hosting yet another event this year ‘The Future of Beds in Birmingham’ with the UKAA as sponsors taking place on Thursday 20th September from 7.30. This event will provide a positive outlook on city living, student housing and of course build to rent. By attending the event you will learn of how local authorities …

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Bisnow: The Future of Beds in Dublin

The UKAA are sponsoring the Bisnow event ‘The Future of Beds in Dublin’ to learn more about the BTR Irish sector. The event will be taking place on Tuesday 18th September 2018 from 7.30am. Among the speakers will be UKAA member, Liv Group’s Managing Director, Iain Murray with more speakers being added. There will be insight on how can …

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Bisnow Manchester Build To Rent Boom

The UKAA are sponsors of this years’ Bisnow Manchester Build to Rent Boom event taking place on Thursday 6th September 2018 from 7.30am. UKAA member, Liv Group will have their CEO Graham Bates as one of the speaks with many more to be announced. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Manchester Crane Survey, 11,135 residential units are under construction in …

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Savills Housing Sector Survey 2018

Savills released the findings from their housing sector survey this week which shows the affordable housing sector must do more to help solve the housing crisis. Those working in the affordable housing sector overwhelmingly believe it should be doing more to help solve the housing crisis by prioritising building more new homes to meet the …

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The Technological Revolution and the Future of Residential Property

As we see changes in demographics, urbanisation and economic structures, we then see new business models, innovation, creativity and technological advances. Technical revolutions have been adapted to businesses creating a demand for data analytics as the change in pace accelerates. Houzen released a paper with RICS on deep tech last year. Houzen, a residential lettings and management platform, was …

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The Changing Face of Renters by PRSim

Renting is not just a young person’s game. According to the latest PRSim-LSL Tenant Survey 2018, older or rather ‘reconciled renters’ as the survey terms them, are not only happier to rent but are also more committed to longer-term rentals over and above any other life stage group. PRSim, a PRS and Build to Rent data, …

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UKAA Members RESI Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all our members who came out winners at the RESI awards last week. It is always great to have our members recognised for the hard work and contribution you make to the industry. 

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The Telegraph Reports Positively on BTR

The Telegraph reporter Jack Torrance covered an accurate, positive approach to the BTR industry debating if the sector can save tenants from low quality landlords. He draws attention to the fact that we all know someone with a horror story about renting from buy-to-let landlords. Such horrors could include being left freezing after the boiler …

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BisNow’s Build To Rent Annual Conference

The build to rent (BTR) sector is at a tipping point. Institutional investors and government have been pouring billions of pounds into the BTR sector, and there are further investments in the pipeline that will supply the nation with tens of thousands of new homes at a range of prices, driving innovation in construction and …

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Newcastle Residential Hub Meeting

        ‘Enabling Housing Delivery’ 11th  April – 2pm – 6.30pm Newcastle University, Barbara Strange Teaching Centre, Newcastle, NE1 8QB Buildoffsite Residential Hub provides a valuable opportunity for Northern England with a programme of influential speakers, engaging, topical content and a networking space for organisations within the housing sector to connect and collaborate, with …

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Build-to-rent sector homes in on 100,000 milestone – By CoStar

There are now 95,918 Build-to-Rent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK. UKAA members now represent over 40% of the existing Build-to-Rent stock. Read more about the reasearch published by the British Property Federation (BPF) in this latest article by CoStar.  

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How to challenge the market? Scrap deposits.

How did I know when we’d become a true disruptor? When every industry meeting over the last few weeks has started with ‘Why did you do it?!’. Last month we announced that deposit-free living is now our norm. We no longer take a security deposit from residents who pass referencing or have a guarantor. We’re …

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Why we should back long-term tenancies

The nature of our lives has fundamentally changed in just a few generations. Gone are the days of a job for life, a young family by your mid-20s and a semi-detached to boot. Our existence is more frenetic than ever before: where our grandparents might have had two jobs during their lifetime our children will …

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In Operation by Neil Young, Get Living London

Renting thousands of homes is a reputation business and I’ve made no secret of how seriously we take customer service at Get Living London. At points I have felt like a lone voice in the UK PRS.

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IN THE NEWS: The year ahead for PRS

More and more people are renting in the UK: a trend that is expected to continue as home ownership is increasingly unaffordable and lifestyle choices are changing, particularly amongst the 20-39 years old.

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