Build to rent



Plans approved for 433-home build to rent development at former Glasgow police HQ

Private rented housing developer Moda has secured planning permission to transform the old Strathclyde Police headquarters in Glasgow into a ‘build-to-rent neighbourhood’.

Published 14 March 2018

Places for People asset management business to launch £550m build-to-rent fund

A fund management arm set up by Places for People has set up a £550 million fund to target opportunities in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector across the UK.

Published 9 March 2018

Dundee's first Build to Rent development secures green light

The conversion of a former Dundee college building into Build to Rent and Serviced Apartments can begin in earnest after the VOX Dundee project was awarded planning consent by councillors.

Published 20 February 2018

Developer moves into Scotland with Glasgow build-to-rent plan

A developer and operator of private rented housing has announced a major brownfield regeneration project right in the heart of Glasgow as its first development in Scotland.

Published 8 February 2018

Operational delivery ‘key to return on investment’ for Build to Rent in Scotland

Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.

Published 11 December 2017

GVA and PRSim to advise on new rental income guarantee scheme

A strategic partnership has been appointed by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to advise on the Scottish Government’s landmark policy for supporting the emerging professionally managed Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector.

Published 27 November 2017

Fresh build-to-rent proposals lodged for former Dundee College campus

Edinburgh-based property developer Whiteburn Projects has secured £20 million equity investment to launch its VOX Build-to-Rent product, with a view to delivering the first of its proposed projects in Dundee.

Published 16 November 2017

71% of Scots ‘happy to rent property’, research reveals

Almost three quarters of Scots are happy to rent a property, according to new research which has also revealed that it suits many people’s lifestyles.

Published 25 October 2017

New income guarantee scheme launched to boost PRS investment

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced the launch of the UK’s first Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to support investment in private rented housing.

Published 12 October 2017

£90,000 Challenge Fund announced to encourage custom and self-built homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has today announced £90,000 to support pilot projects to assist people wanting to build their own homes with a new Challenge Fund.

Published 28 September 2017

Blog: Build to Rent could plug housing shortfall

Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well as threats exist for the sector, says Dr John Boyle.

Published 5 September 2017

Blog: Will the Scottish Government respond positively to support Scotland’s build-to-rent sector?

By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish

Published 10 August 2017

Scotland ‘set for Build to Rent boom’

Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector could be set to benefit from a flood of investment, fuelled by rental growth in Scottish cities and the diminishing likelihood of a second independence referendum, according to a new report.

Published 14 July 2017

Moda Living unveils build to rent plans for former Strathclyde Police HQ

Proposals for a £105 million transformation of the former Strathclyde Police HQ in Glasgow's city centre into homes built specifically for private rent have been unveiled to the public.

Published 15 March 2017

£215m agreement secures Scotland’s biggest ever build to rent deal

A joint venture between developer Moda Living and investment manager Apache Capital is to deliver 525 new homes for rent in Edinburgh city centre in a multi-million pound deal which will also include the purchase of 46 existing private rented homes.

Published 3 March 2017