Building Homes for Generation Rent

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

A low-risk income return of 4.7 per cent should be achievable for institutional investors putting money into the private rented sector – a move which could also help solve Britain’s housing crisis for families on modest incomes. Building Homes for Generation Rent identifies a £140 million property portfolio, made up of almost 800 rental homes around … Continued

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The challenges of build to rent for UK housing providers

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

This briefing note looks at the challenges that build to rent poses for housing providers. It is based on a six month project conducted by the Resolution Foundation and Social Finance to develop a financing model for institutional investment in a build to rent portfolio of 778 rental units nationwide aimed at middle income households. 

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Making Institutional Investment in the Private Rented Sector Work

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

With one low to middle income family in four shut out of home ownership, there is an urgent need for high quality purpose-built rental homes offering more secure tenancies than typically found in today’s buy to let sector. In a context of significant cuts to public investment in housing, the Resolution Foundation proposes that new … Continued

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Meeting the housing needs of low-to-middle earners

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Incomes and Inequality

Increasingly shut out of home ownership and social housing, low-to-middle earners are becoming more reliant on the private rental sector to provide an affordable, long-term home. In order to help address this Resolution Foundation is working on a project to develop a model to support institutional investment in family friendly, affordable, build-to-let accommodation with longer … Continued

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Submission: memorandum to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the impact of the changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

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Tax and Welfare

This memorandum to the Work and Pensions Select Committee summarises the current position of low earners in the housing market and draws upon the Foundation’s recent research into low earners’ experiences of the private rented sector to highlight a number of potential implications of the Government’s announcements.

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Submission: Resolution Foundation response to HMT consultation, ‘Investment in the UK private rented sector’

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

This briefing sets out our response to Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) consultation on addressing barriers to investment in the private rented sector (PRS). It explains that we welcome the consultation: the PRS which has, until recently, received little attention from the policy or research world, plays an important role in particular for low earning households, who are … Continued

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