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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Build to Rent – opportunities and challenges

24 July 2017

The private rented sector (PRS) in the UK has doubled over the last decade. As the lack of housing supply continues to drive up house prices across Britain, 'build to rent' (BTR), a sub-sector of PRS, is attracting new investors seeking to capitalise on the growing demand for high-quality rental properties.

In the year to Autumn 2016, the number of BTR units that were completed, under construction or with planning permission increased by more than 200%, demonstrating the BTR sector's rise in popularity in recent times. With the government having reaffirmed its commitment to BTR in its Housing White Paper, released on 7 February 2017, the future looks bright for the BTR market.

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