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Renter's 10 Favourite Build-to-Rent Communities in London

9 June 2020 Simon Banks Read time: 4 min
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Simon Banks

How does a living experience focused on community sound? Pretty darn good, right? It’s even better when you add attractive homes and state-of-the-art amenities that provide you with your own little utopian lifestyle.

Build-to-Rent is providing renter-designed homes catered to your way of living. From flexible contracts to pet-friendly properties, you can enjoy greater choice when it comes to finding a humble abode. But who has the best Build-to-Rent communities in the capital?

That’s what we’re here to answer. We’ve looked through the data and spoken to renters to provide 10 renter-favourite Build-to-Rent communities in London. So, read on and find out which places you should keep an eye on for your next move.

Be:Here Hayes

Be:here has created a popular community in Hayes with its renter-exclusive homes. A selection of one and two-bedroom options are on offer, along with benefits like pet-friendly homes and superfast 30mbps broadband.

Be:here Hayes exterior

You can also enjoy concierge services and on-site management, not to mention a shared roof terrace that goes down a treat during the warmer months. Be:here Hayes is just 300 years away from Hayes & Harlington, meaning residents can enjoy excellent travel links including a soon-to-be stop on the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).

Tipi Wembley Park

Wembley’s stock is on the rise, and it’s becoming a hugely popular area to live in the capital. Fortunately, if you’re looking for high-quality homes in the northwest London postcode, Tipi has you covered with its Build-to-Rent community that offers studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments across six buildings.

Interior of apartment at Tipi Wembley

Homes have been co-designed with John Lewis and Samsung, offering residents plush properties to call "home". There’s also a 24-hour support team on hand and landmarks like Boxpark and the Troubadour theatre just a hop and a skip away.

Chapter Portobello

Chapter taps into London’s hottest of hotspots for its student accommodation, with the Portobello Community in particular demand. Expect modern co-living spaces with great services like a regular shuttle bus to campus, an on-site gym, screening room, games' room and study space.

Communal area at Chapter Portobello

A membership system means Chapter residents have access to amenities and events across all spaces.Portabello is in Notting Hill, which is one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods and home Portobello Market

FIZZY Hayes

FIZZY Hayes is proving popular with our renters for many reasons. They’re digging the tastefully-designed, pet-friendly apartments with modern interiors and the fact it's just five minutes from Hayes & Harlington station.

Interior of apartment at FIZZY Hayes

But perhaps the main reason renters love FIZZY is because of BOB. Or, in other words, Best of the Best, which is a dedicated on-site property manager who makes sure your life runs smoothly - from speedy maintenance repairs to taking important deliveries and more. The Poplar and Walthamstow Fizzy communities are in high demand too!

Get Living Elephant Central

Fancy living in a postcode just a few short steps from central London? And would you like to do it in stylish community settings? Then Get Living’s Elephant Central is the place for you. One to three-bed options are waiting, including duplexes, and many of them feature private balconies with impressive views of the London skyline.

Bedroom at Get Living Elephant Castle

The apartments are awesome, but Get Living excels in the community with regular events like quiz nights and live music (online only during Covid-19). You can even move in deposit free and benefit from flexible tenancies, while bills and wifi are included in the monthly rent.

Grainger Solstice Apartments

Ok, so the Milton Keynes location for Grainger’s Solstice Apartments isn’t in London. But our renters have spoken, and they can’t get enough of the Build-to-Rent community. Plus, it’s a short journey to London on the train.

Interior of apartment at Solstice Apartments

Solstice offers 139 one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as fantastic amenities like an on-site fitness centre, residents’ lounge and terrace. There’s even on-site parking available for added convenience.

Greystar Charter Place

Greystar has a wealth of Build-to-Rent communities all around the world, which means they know a thing or two about creating a community lifestyle. And Charter Place in Hounslow is no exception. 

Apartment at Charter Place

Living options include studio, one, two and three-bedroom homes, while amenities include a podium garden, residents’ lounge, private dining and an on-site gym. Greystar’s Greenford Quay and Bradstowe house have also proven to be popular communities in the capital.

Movebubble Homes Concord House

A Movebubble Home exclusive, Concord House is located in Kew and is a huge hit with renters. Apartments are bright and spacious and feature Sky TV packages, broadband and underfloor heating.

Living room at Concord House

Stays are flexible too: you can stay for as little as two nights or longer. It’s just a 15-minute walk to Kew Gardens, which is one of London’s finest botanical gardens and a great place to enjoy a tranquil offering in London.

Platform_Bracknell

With a convenient location between London and Reading, Platform_Bracknell continues to be a favourite with renters when it comes to Build-to-Rent communities. It’s situated right above Bracknell station and features studio, one and two-bed living options.

Living room at Platform_Bracknell

Apartments benefit from keyless entry and underfloor heating. While community amenities include a residents’ lounge where you can take five and relax, a terrace area, storage facilities, residents’ cycles and bike workshops.

Savills The Assembly

The Assembly at Wembley Central is a Build-to-Rent community from Savills. A dedicated on-site management team is on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly, while high-specification properties are pet friendly.

The Assembly from Savills

Apartments also offer private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide plenty of natural light. After enjoying your apartment, relax in the residents’ lounge, get some work done in the workspaces and enjoy the fresh air on the terrace.

Embracing London communities

London has a wealth of Build-to-Rent communities, and the number is only growing. The ones on our list are the current hall of famers, with more options coming on the market daily. No matter your taste, there’s a Build-to-Rent community out there for you, designed just for renters and featuring community-driven amenities.

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