Get Living reaches 3,000 operational homes milestone with launch of 275 new homes at Middlewood Locks, Salford

May 21, 2019

Get Living has launched its first 275 new homes at New Maker Yards within Middlewood Locks, located between Manchester and Salford. Once complete, New Maker Yards – at more than 800 homes – will be the largest build to rent development outside London.

New Maker Yards – Get Living’s first location outside London – combines city living and canal side green space, with Get Living’s furnished homes and its no hassle approach. This new build to rent neighbourhood offers secure yet flexible three year tenancies on one-, two- and three-bed apartments.

Committed to making renting as hassle-free as possible, Get Living surveyed Manchester renters to find out how to make renting easier. More than 30% said that costs were always top of the list for causing stress, so as well as no deposit to pay, Get Living is offering residents their first summer free – with no rent to pay until 1 September 2019.

Neil Young, Chief Executive at Get Living, said: “We are passionate about creating brilliant big city neighbourhoods and are proud that New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks is our first outside London. Life at New Maker Yards means our new residents can be just eight minutes’ walk from the heart of the city yet also retreat from it; with our well-sized, stylish apartments offering canal-side living with new independent retailers arriving soon.”

The launch of New Maker Yards takes Get Living to 3,000 operational homes this year within an 8,000-home development portfolio across five big city neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester, London, Leeds and Glasgow.

Young adds: “The build-to-rent sector is growing up fast, and for all of us involved at this exciting time it is important to uphold the highest standards. Over the last six years, the sector has gone from a standing start to 140,090 build-to-rent homes completed, under construction or in planning. It is benefitting from a shift in the perception of renting with more people seeing renting as a lifestyle choice rather than a second option to home ownership. In addition, having never charged tenancy fees and scrapping deposits in 2017, we are encouraged by the Government’s adoption of a more supportive position for renters with the passing of the Tenant Fees Act, which will see deposits capped at five weeks rent[1] from 1 June.

[1] for properties where the annual rent is less than £50,000

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