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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

Renters’ futures covered with Canopy

August 30, 2018

A blog by Christian Armstrong, Chief Experience Officer

For too long renters have been cut an unfair deal when it comes to building credit scores. While homeowners continue to build their credit rating through their mortgage, renters monthly payments aren’t recognised by lenders. So, when we were introduced to Canopy – a rental app which not only creates a one-stop shop for referencing, but also allows renters to build a Trust Score – the opportunity to partner up was a no brainer. Its “Rent Tracking” feature serves to create a level playing field for owners and renters, and as a business which is continually looking for ways to innovate the property sector and make renting a benefit to people, this was another step in the right direction. The fact that Canopy is campaigning to get renters’ Trust Scores recognised by lenders and credit agencies proved our missions to improve experiences for ‘Generation Rent’ are aligned.

By getting involved in the early stages through an exclusive partnership, we’ve been able to design a platform that works for our residents. We’ve addressed the cumbersome referencing process which could take days; starting with the aim of hours, we have worked with Canopy to get this done in 60 seconds. Canopy is an entrepreneurial business like us and this partnership marks the beginning of a journey where we become more streamlined and take more of our processes online to make things happen for our residents in real time.

Canopy’s platform performs with our recently implemented back-office technology, Yardi, all working together to deliver an improved level of service to residents. The focus of my evolving role of Chief Experience Officer is to continue to connect these dots and bring together operations that deliver faster and better experiences for our residents.

This is only the beginning for what we can do in our sector, the future for renting is limitless.

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