Ariston has launched a new White Paper: How modern heating and hot water systems can help solve the challenges of the UK rental market. The paper, which is available to download here, examines the many challenges facing the UK rental market, and reveals how modern heating systems – as well as advances in technology – can help landlords meet them.

The document addresses key aspects such as tackling fuel poverty, improving energy efficiency and making the smart choice with controls. It also outlines the importance of carbon monoxide safety and proper boiler commissioning.

Commenting on the White Paper, Victoria Gutierrez, Marketing Manager at Ariston, said: “With a quarter of all households in Britain estimated to be renting privately by 2021 – and the sector expected to continue to grow – energy efficiency in rental properties is more important than ever.”

She continued: “The topic of energy efficiency is important to Ariston as a brand, so we have produced this White Paper to advise on the most effective means of supply heating and hot water to rental properties. We are uniquely placed to offer advice and guidance to landlords alike on key issues such as gas safety and fuel poverty, so it makes sense to share our knowledge with those in the rental sector.”

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With funding and planning secured, construction at Wembley Park will be at a pace not seen at any other major development site, with 5,000 homes under construction over the next 7 years.

Wembley Park will be the largest single-site purpose built PRS (private rental sector) development anywhere in the UK after Quintain announced its intention to deliver the remaining private homes at Wembley Park as build to rent. 5,000 homes for rent will be available at Wembley Park, all under Quintain’s ownership, and will be delivered in phases over the next seven years.

By the end of 2017, there will be 3,000 homes under construction, alongside a new seven acre public park, a new landscaped London square, a three-form entry primary school and a wide range of shops, restaurants and workspaces to complement the existing Wembley Park shopping and entertainment offering. Quintain’s next Tipi apartment building will be available for occupation this summer.

Quintain has already invested £900 million in the transformation of Wembley Park and has a further £800 million of funding secured, with planning permission in place. It is expected that on completion, Wembley Park will have created over 8,500 permanent new jobs across a range of sectors, in addition to the jobs created during construction.

Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain, said “Our commitment to build to rent at Wembley Park means we can deliver the homes London needs far faster than if we were selling homes privately and ensures they will be occupied very shortly after they are complete.

“This long term commitment also means we can design homes specifically for the needs of today’s generation of renters and provide fantastic shared facilities and professional management arrangements which our residents love. We will ensure no apartment is left empty.”

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, added “This development will provide 5,000 much-needed private rented homes for Londoners. It will take time to fix the housing crisis, but at City Hall we are committed to help deliver schemes like this that will increase the supply of homes across the capital.”

Build-to-rent can help fix ‘broken housing industry’

A new report, produced by the British Property Federation (BPF) and Savills in conjunction with the London School of Economics, proposes that the purpose-built rental sector could deliver as many as 240,000 new homes by 2030.

If, for example, just one fifth of the large residential sites currently being built on incorporated build-to-rent, it could increase annual home delivery by 6%. Put into context, this is around 10,000 new homes a year relative to the 164,000 new homes completed in England in 2015/16.

In conjunction with the supply already set for delivery over the next three years, it would take total build-to-rent output to 15,000 new units a year, and to 240,000 over the next 13 years.

Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy at BPF, explained “By measuring build-to-rent’s growth and the other benefits it delivers, and what gets in its way, we want to show to government the sector can be an important partner to its ambitions to build more homes.”

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid will set out the details of the housing White Paper in a statement to MPs today. The Minister admitted that the current market is “broken” and if we are to fix it we need to consider modern methods of construction such as offsite and modular.

Javid’s speech intends to highlight the need for more homes (at least 250,000 new homes each year) as a matter of priority. Over the weekend Housing Minister Gavin Barwell admitted that the government were currently behind schedule on its goal of building one million new homes in England by 2020.

When unveiling the paper, Javid will say: “Walk down your local high street today and there’s one sight you’re almost certain to see. Young people, faces pressed against the estate agent’s window, trying and failing to find a home they can afford.

“With prices continuing to skyrocket, if we don’t act now, a whole generation could be left behind. We need to do better, and that means tackling the failures at every point in the system.

“The housing market in this country is broken and the solution means building many more houses in the places that people want to live.”

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, the Communities Secretary also indicated the need for a shift in focus on increasing home ownership, an ambition of most post-war Conservative governments. He said “It is a false choice. The reality is we need more homes, whether to rent or buy.”

The White Paper is expected to contain the following measures for meeting demand:

  • A £3bn fund will allow housing associations and councils to fully utilise the skills and facilities of smaller building firms, including support for modern methods of construction, such as modular and offsite
  • Councils will be required to provide the government with an up-to-date plan for housing demand
  • The delivery time for housing will reduced from three to two years between planning permission being submitted and construction works beginning
  • Green Belt is expected to be protected, only to be built on in exceptional circumstances
More on this following the release of the paper later today.