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East Village, London

Located in Stratford E20, East Village is a strong community in the former Athletes’ Village. Nestled between Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it offers a selection of services, retail and outdoor space to explore with great access to transport links.

Elephant Central, London

Located in Elephant & Castle SE1. Elephant Central is well-connected for travel, making it quick and easy to get around – perfect for professionals looking to keep their commute short. The neighbourhood offers a variety of arts, bars, cafes and parks to explore.

New Maker Yards, Manchester

Located in Middlewood Locks, M5. New Maker Yards is in a prime location to experience Salford and Manchester with ease via train, car, bike, bus or foot. Within this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood you will find a local pub and supermarket, outdoor spaces and local events to enjoy.

News

Leading the thinking around the development of high quality private rented homes

January 29, 2018

Get Living London, as owners and managers of the homes at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village, has the stated aim of changing the way Londoners rent their homes. As well as providing exceptional service, long and flexible tenancies, a ‘no-fees’ and transparent culture we have worked with leading academics to deliver the latest thinking on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) – that is all rented homes not including social housing and intermediate affordable rents.

Over the past year we have published three reports. Two of them are written by Professor Michael Ball of the Henley Business School at University of Reading and the third is from Professor Kathleen Scanlon and her team at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Over the past year we have published three reports. Two of them are written by Professor Michael Ball of the Henley Business School at University of Reading and the third is from Professor Kathleen Scanlon and her team at London School of Economics and Political Science.

The London School of Economics (LSE) report looked overseas for its learnings. It has long been known that there is a greater “culture” of renting in overseas cities – notably in mainland Europe. LSE interviewed families who rented in London, New York, Berlin and the Ranstad cities in the Netherlands. They uncovered some notable insights into the motivations of families renting. Crucially, that while affordability is a key driver for renting they are a number of reasons focused on the local neighbourhood, informal social networks and access to schools and transport that assist in the decision making process.

Get Living London will continue to be at the forefront of thinking in private rented homes and we will strive to learn more through working with the leading academics and think tanks in this area.

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