Build to Rent for Those Worried About Security


‘Lock up and leave’ properties in London are in increased demand, according to innovative developer be:here. This finding is backed by data from Statista that shows the average person increased its number of holidays abroad from 1.4 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2017. With London’s airports serving such a wide range of destinations, those travelling overseas for both work and pleasure are looking to ensure that their homes remain safe while empty.

“Today’s housing schemes have to think carefully about the needs of their residents, particularly as the convenience of international travel means that our modern lifestyle often involves trips overseas, whether for business or pleasure. This is even more true for developments that are within reach of international airports, as easy travel abroad is often a key benefit for those living there,” said Hayley Wills, Area Manager at be:here Hayes.

For those looking to prioritise security as a result of leaving their property empty regularly, the new purposely-designed Build to Rent development ‘The Gatefold Building’ from be:here and located in Hayes, 4 miles from Heathrow International Airport, presents a unique opportunity.

The development is gated and provides an on-site concierge and management team. Knowing there’s always someone on hand to keep an eye on things is immensely reassuring, particularly in an urban environment as vast as London.

Flight crew, for example, have to regularly leave their homes unoccupied whilst at work, so security is a particularly important issue. The lock up and leave benefits of Build to Rent accommodation apply equally to those who travel on business regularly. The benefits of living at the award-winning Gatefold Building include tenancies of up to three years in length, low deposits (just one month’s rent), pet-friendly homes, free super-fast 30 mbps broadband, regular social events and Habitat furnishings. Soon, tenants will also be able to take advantage of on-site Laundry Republic lockers, meaning that they can take care of their dry cleaning from home with ease.

The prices for an apartment at The Gatefold Building start at £1,195 pcm for one bedroom and from £1,450 for two bedroom. In addition, every home comes with either a garden or a balcony.


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