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UKAA News Buzz 15/06/2021 – Integrated electronic access control, precisely tailored to your needs

June 15th 2021


Here at TLJ we’re still on a high from yesterday’s England win in the Euros; it’s early days but we’ve got everything crossed. And let’s not forget our friends in the other home nations – good luck to all throughout the tournament!

Let’s face it, we need some good news after the last 18 months. It’s fair to say there’s been a seismic shift in the BTR landscape. Accelerated by the global Covid pandemic, the demands and needs of residents are changing at an unprecedented rate. Digital ecosystems have become more important than ever, coupled with the need to maintain social distancing and minimise cross-contamination through the growth of contactless environments.

At TLJ we’re acutely aware of this, which is why our electronic locks and access control systems are not only state-of-the-art in terms of security, safety and aesthetic features, but also contactless operation. All our locks and readers can be operated by smartphone via TLJ’s Mobile Keys technology, with total Handsfree operation just around the corner.

Key to TLJ’s success (no pun intended) is our ability to integrate with a wide range of leading proptech providers and smart building apps. We offer intercom door entry systems, parcel & mailbox smart lockers, elevator controllers and parking barriers, to name just a few. From street to sofa, we’ve got it covered.

TLJ are family owned and based in the UK, whilst having true global reach. Our aftersales and service proposition is one of our greatest strengths; it’s an overused phrase but we really are “big enough to cope, small enough to care”!

Drop us a line for more info and we’ll get back to you.

We hope you enjoy this edition of News Buzz.

Best wishes,
The TLJ Team


Invisible by TLJ – a specifier’s dream

Invisible by TLJ is our flagship electronic lock.
All major components are housed within the door, making it perfect for BTR projects where the aesthetic is a priority. Unusually, Invisible can be used with almost any lever-on-rose and escutcheon set you like.
With full safety and security accreditation, plus mobile app compatibility, it is the default choice for BTR.


TLJ Mobile Key – smartphone access from street to sofa
Remove the need for physical keys with Mobile Keys by TLJ – opening doors by smartphone. Hugely convenient for residents, Mobile Key integrates with all major smart building apps for a complete street-to-sofa solution. It promotes a contactless environment within the building, especially with the imminent launch of Mobile Key Handsfree – you can literally “Unlock it from your Pocket”.


Learn more about TLJ’s dedicated BTR offering

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Dates For Your Diaries

TOMORROW AT 10AM – UKAA Webinar – Heat Networks: Why do they matter & won’t they go away? Presented by Insite Energy

this webinar will talk assess why heat networks matter and the UK government policies & drivers which mean they’re here to stay.

Read about roundtable >

Tuesday 22nd June – UKAA Virtual Roundtable discussion – Customer insight and opportunities for industry collaboration presented by RealService

This workshop is now full. Please let us know if you would like an invitation to a future event on the same topic.

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Wednesday 23rd June – We have partnered with Grace Hill to conduct a survey to measure and assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on renters’ experience and future decision-making regarding renting in the UK. The results are in!

Read about roundtable >

Tuesday 29th June – Tenant Retention through technology Presented by Moricon
Please join us for an all star line-up of UKAA members for a webinar exploring the tenant retention through technology.

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UKAA Workshop – Youth Homelessness: The BTR sector’s role in tackling a post-pandemic crisis
we are looking for a commitment from Build To Rent operators to donate discounted units to LandAid supported charities working with young people who have been homeless, but are now ready for independent living. Let us know if you would like to be a part of this discussion.

Read about roundtable >
Contact us to join >

UKAA Virtual Reverse Trade Show Tuesday 13th July
Sponsored by flatfair

Operators/ investors confirmed: Allsop, Apache Capital, Apo, Bakkers Homme, Ellington Capital, Folio London, Foxtons, Greystar, Quintain Living, LIV Group & SAY Property

Upcoming UKAA Forums: 
Suppliers Forum – Tuesday 6th July
Senior Leadership Forum – Wednesday 14th July

Contact us to join

Welcome To New Members:

Salto Systems
SALTO Systems are world leaders in wire free, wireless, cloud and mobile access control enabling users to open doors with convenient and flexible credentials; by smartphone, PIN number, or smart keycard.

Find out more >
Read intro blog > 

Catch up on our webinars

UKAA Webinar – The Value of Good Design in BTR Presented by AGC
Following the increase in awareness and a 16% rise in a global price premium for luxury branded residences, this webinar uncovered the increase in demand for a new way of living.

Click here to watch recording >


Greystar announces €725m close for flagship pan-European closed-end value-add residential strategy [2 minute read]


Property Week – How BTR can help build recovery [4 minute read]
As the UK lockdown restrictions are relaxed and vaccinations rolled out, Grainger’s Helen Gordon looks at the role that BTR can play in UK recovery.


Sigma Capital announced it had agreed a deal to be bought by PineBridge Benson Elliot for £188M [2 minute read]


Common Takes Over Co-Living Rival As Industry Consolidation Continues [2 minute read]


LOFTS landlord survey provides insight into the PRS sector and how it has been impacted over the last year [6 minute read]


Property Reporter – Does the rental sector need a smart tech overhaul? [3 minute read]
Ascend Properties research suggests that in-home smart tech in itself is not yet a determinant of resident preferences in choosing a new home, but nevertheless favour the benefits that they can provide in terms of safety and convenience.


Spherexx.com® Wins Its Third Webby Honoree: 2021 Websites and Mobile Sites: Real Estate


IPE Real Assets – BPF launches committee to spearhead growth of UK affordable housing [5 minute read]
Committee to maximise the real estate industry’s investment in affordable housing and ensure better understanding within central and regional governments of the opportunities that the industry can offer in affordable homes.


Financial Times – Foxtons seeks expansion beyond London [3 minutes]
Accompanying push to target the growing BTR sector and buying smaller lettings businesses.


Show House – Hyperoptic launches site-wide wifi for build to rent [5 minute read]
New offering from Hyperoptic offers full fibre connectivity as well as analytics and management features. Link to further details in article.


E Magazine: New on The Block Issue 113


Yardi’s acquisition of Forge, a Bristol-based company that specialises in flexible and secure visitor management with smart access for real estate assets [5 minute read]
Its cloud-based solution, Forge Bluepoint, connects to access control for many of London’s premier office buildings and allows companies to manage visitors flexibly and securely.



Catella APAM debut BTR scheme in Leicester [3 minute read]
Watkin Jones has announced an exchange of contracts for the sale of the Arches, a 184-unit BTR scheme on Bath Lane in Leicester. The scheme is being sold on a forward commitment basis to Catella APAM for £31.65m.


East Midlands Business – PGIM Real Estate acquires portfolio of BTR homes from Nottingham-based Wise Living [3 minute read]
First portfolio of Single Family Rental acquired by PGIM for its UK Affordable Housing Fund.


Letting Agent Today – Record Number of BTR planning consents, with big suburban surge [3 minute read]
Over 6300 new BTR homes obtained full planning permission in the first 3 months of 2021.


Evening Standard – Planning Process too slow to meet Government homebuilding targets, warn MPs [5 minute read]
Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee critiques proposed overhaul of the planning system and urges more ‘carrots and sticks’ to speed up delivery of housing.


Metro – Renters prove that you don’t have to be on the property ladder to live in your dream home [10 minute read]
A comparison of different rental models, in favourable comparison with home ownership, featuring Alsop’s Vox Development.


Housing Today – Hunt for new government architecture boss to start this week [4 minute read]
Former PRP Chairman Andy von Bradsky steps down, and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government begins search for a new candidate.


Place North West – PRS not BTR [13 minute read]
UK Residential REIT plans interesting mid-priced PRS variant in established BTR markets.


Housing Today – Delancey defeats challenge to 1000 home Elephant and Castle regeneration [3 minutes]
Court of Appeal upholds Southwark Council’s planning approval for the £2bn redevelopment, including 979 BTR homes.


Inside Housing – The social housing sector can learn about customer service from Build-to-Rent Operators [7 minute read]


Propmodo – What the Single Family Rental Boom has Taught Multifamily Operators [15 minute read]



NAA Apartmentalize 2021 [5 minute read]

All UKAA member benefit from member rates. Let us know if you plan to attend. 


Units Magazine – June 2021 Edition

Covers student housing, pet friendly rentals, diversity and inclusion as well as the biggest property management challenges on the horizon.


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