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.


Neil Young comments on 2017 Budget

November 22, 2017

Following today’s unveiling of the Autumn budget by Chancellor Philip Hammond, Get Living’s CEO, Neil Young, has released the following comments:

“We welcome the much-needed extra support for housing and are pleased that the Chancellor mentioned by name the purpose built private rented sector.

“The Chancellor is right; the UK can only truly address the housing crisis by addressing supply. The build to rent sector is now positioned as a key part of the solution and it is only these sizeable, strategically located schemes that will deliver the vast numbers of new homes the UK needs.

“Across the build to rent sector we are rapidly approaching the milestone of 100,000 homes complete, under construction or in the pipeline. We are delivering significant supply in urban areas where it is desperately needed.

“We look forward to seeing how the Chancellor will unlock more urban sites, alongside further funding through Homes England.

“The build to rent sector also delivers supply more quickly once the homes are built. As build to rent is less constrained by the phased approach of traditional housebuilders, people move into our homes four times faster than into build for sale developments.

“It’s been commented that when you walk around East Village, it’s clear our homes are lived in. While some new developments result in homes being purchased and left empty, that’s not the case in our neighbourhoods. 98% of our 1,500 homes in the former Athletes’ Village, East Village E20, are now occupied by people who reflect the diversity of the city; representing more than 80 nationalities, with average resident salary in line with the average working London salary, from young families and young professionals to older retired couples. At Get Living, we do more than rent homes and are long-term stewards of our city neighbourhoods, ensuring they’re safe, vibrant and well-cared for places to live.

“We also welcome the announcement of a consultation on longer tenancies in the private rented sector. The build to rent sector is providing an all-round better deal for renters and we are proud to have always offered the security of three year tenancies, with the flexibility of a resident-only break clause after six months. We have never charged fees, have scrapped security deposits, and pride ourselves on providing a great customer experience. We stand ready to support this consultation.

“In short, the build to rent sector is providing desperately needed new homes and a better deal for renters within thriving new neighbourhoods, and we hope for greater engagement with government in the year ahead.”

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