“At Be, we deliver something very different to the current Buy-to-Let landlords’ offer” says Simon Chatfield, Senior Director at Be

“At Be, we deliver something very different to the current Buy-to-Let landlords’ offer” says Simon Chatfield, Senior Director at Be

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Located In the heart of Hayes, be:here Hayes is a multi-award-winning rental development of high quality homes with private gardens and outstanding communal spaces which opened its doors to the first residents on 1st February 2017. It was delivered by BTR developer Be at former EMI record label building in West London.

Senior Director Simon Chatfield has helped to develop solutions for the build-to-rent sector through his Be developments. Having worked in the development industry for over 30 years, he explains some of the company’s thinking.

 

Build to Rent (BTR) is still a relatively new concept in the UK, what do you think is holding back the growth of the sector?

Be has been successful in building a pipeline of opportunities (2,500+ homes) however there is investment available for significantly more opportunities.

Finding suitable opportunities to meet this investor demand is holding back the sector and stopping significant growth. There is support from the Greater London Authority and government for the sector and an understanding of the benefits of purpose built, professionally managed homes. We need to build on this support to ensure that more opportunities and a pipeline is created to secure further investment.

The lack of decent rental homes has left a gap in the market, how can BTR developers change the way Londoners view rental accommodation?

By continuously asking residents what they want and doing our best to deliver it. We will keep evolving our offering, as we understand more and more about what our residents want. Once tenants realise that there is a new, different offer available we believe that Londoners will start to view their options differently.
You have worked in the development industry for over 30 years, what made you decide to move into the BTR sector?

I saw the BTR sector as an exciting opportunity to create something new and innovative for a section of the population that was being largely ignored by developers and other housing providers. My experience of creating communities and a focus on delivering homes people want to live in seemed a good fit for this emerging sector.
What was your inspiration for Be:here Hayes and the Be BTR concept?

To create a customer focussed offer for tenants based on what renters told us they wanted and an attractive opportunity for investors.

We sent out 8,000 surveys to renters and ran a series of focus groups where we sat down with renters and discussed what they wanted and how we might deliver it in detail. They told us what they liked about renting, what they wanted and did not want as well as how they would like their landlord to behave. This inspired us to create something that delivered something very different to the current Buy-to-Let landlords offer.
Why did you select Hayes as the location for one of Be’s BTR sites?

We selected this site for a number of reasons:

  • Excellent transport connectivity (which will only get better when Crossrail arrives in 2019) by both rail and road
  • Being part of an exciting wider regeneration scheme – The Old Vinyl Factory – which will see a major new place emerge over the coming years. With offices, workspaces, leisure, restaurants, shops and a new school all created we see this as an exciting new place to live
  • Connectivity to local employment e.g. with Heathrow and Stockley Park close by
  • Proximity to the local services and amenities in Hayes town centre

How is Be:here Hayes changing Hayes itself?

It’s too early to say but we think the wider Old Vinyl Factory development will create a great new community and a great place to live in Hayes. We are part of that growing community. The transport improvements provided by Crossrail will ensure that the transformation of Hayes will continue.
What do you think renters want today?

We are constantly working to understand what it is that tenants want and we regularly survey our tenants to ensure we stay in touch with changing aspirations.

In essence we believe the key things renters want are:

  • Accommodation specifically designed for renting
  • Superfast broadband
  • A range of amenities and facilities such as gyms, roof gardens and shared spaces
  • On-site management to look after them and the building
  • High levels of customer service
  • A sense of community with opportunities to get to know their neighbours
  • Security to know they can stay as long as they want
  • Pets!

 

In what ways do you feel that Be is meeting the demands of renters today?

I think one of the biggest ways we are meeting renter’s demands is by delivering really good customer service.

This starts by us making the lettings process as easy as possible. Our online system provides renters with live information on the availability of units, access to photos and floor plans and enables them to reserve and complete their tenancy without the need to keep attending a letting agents office. In addition we don’t charge lettings fees.  The quickest we have done a letting is 48 hours!

Our focus on customer service ensures that once our tenants have moved in we are there to look after them and the building. We take in parcels, fix minor repairs as quickly as possible, make sure the common parts are clean and well looked after and build a sense of community.
What does the future hold for Be?

The future looks very exciting! We are getting to know our tenants better all the time so we can understand what we are doing well and improve the things we can do better.

We will be applying what we learn to our new developments and with two major site in Kew (350+ homes) and Barking (600+ homes) and a raft of other schemes we have the opportunity to create exciting new places for renting across London. In a few years’ time hopefully there will be an opportunity for more and more London tenants to rent a home in a Be development.

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

First Build-to-Rent development in Hayes celebrates its 1st Anniversary

First Build-to-Rent development in Hayes celebrates its 1st Anniversary

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February marks the 1st anniversary of the opening of the rental development be:here Hayes delivered by BTR developer Be at the former EMI record label building – now named the Gatefold Building – in West London.

Located In the heart of Hayes, be:here Hayes is a brand new development of high quality homes with private gardens and outstanding communal spaces which opened its doors to the first residents on 1st February 2017.

It is part of the wider £250 million regeneration project of Old Vinyl Factory by U+I, which is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes, 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space, all by 2020. Being always ahead of the curve, Be was the first BTR developer to open stunning 119 homes to tenants last year.

A year later, the development has proved to be a huge success, having won two industry leading awards within a week. First, it has been awarded Silver in Best-Build-To-Rent Project category at the WhatHouse? Awards and then it was named Best build to rent development 2017 in the Inside Housing Development Awards.

Since its opening, pioneering build to rent developer Be has announced last October that it is moving to a no fees model for its be:here Hayes development, reinforcing its success towards tenants who want the moving process to be as hassle free and cost effective as possible.

Due to its proximity to Hayes and Harlington station, quality design and finish, on-site team, not to mention pet-friendly homes, the apartments at be:here Hayes hold broad appeal with young professional renters as well as families and the over 50s adults for an affordable London rental offering.

“The Gatefold Building is one of the first genuine developments in London that have been designed especially for renters, based on what they told us they want to live their lives. So it is no surprising to see how popular be:here Hayes has been since its opening. Residents are happy to see good value for the money they spend on their home. Demand has been so strong that we have very few apartments left.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

Spacious apartments, furnished by Habitat, are available at be:here Hayes from £1,195 pcm for a one bed and from £1,425 for a two bed. Either a garden or a balcony is provided with every home.

 

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 020 3369 1646 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

2018 fitness goals: Residents benefit from free yoga and fresh fruit in West London

2018 fitness goals: Residents benefit from free yoga and fresh fruit in West London

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  • 1 in 5 failed to keep their 2017 resolutions (YouGov)
  • 62% of adults are obese and 38% sedentary (NHS Health Survey for England)
  • Free yoga classes and fresh fruit offered at be:here Hayes

January has always been a peak time to get back into shape and stick to fitness goals. However, while many Brits embark on New Year’s resolutions with vigour, the majority are broken just a few weeks later. According to YouGov poll, one in five people in 2017 failed to keep their resolutions in just first week.

And yet, embracing healthy living has never been so highly recommended as the NHS’s latest Health Survey for England reports that over half all adults are obese (62%) and more than a third sedentary (38%). So, what is the key to sticking to this year’s health and fitness goals or even start new ones?

Award-winning build to rent operator Be, is committed to delivering what tenants want and is helping its residents to achieve their 2018 fitness goals, starting with free on-site yoga sessions.

Residents at Be:here Hayes, located at the Gatefold Building in West London, will be able to enjoy exceptional yoga classes starting on 30th January 2018 from 7-8 pm with a qualified yoga instructor.

“We want to encourage and support residents who want to start their journey to healthy living.  Community is key here at the Gatefold Building and these new yoga classes will give the opportunity for residents to meet and motivate each other.”

Layla, Property Manager, be:here Hayes

For those not so enthralled with the idea of downward dogs, the be:here team are also offering free fresh fruit every Tuesday. Dubbed #tastytuesday, residents can collect their complementary piece of fruit in the main reception and start their day right.

In addition to these new free offers, each home at be:here Hayes has been designed with residents’ wellbeing in mind. The apartments are spacious and light with many enjoying double-height windows and each with either a terrace or private garden. The communal gardens complete with landscaped planters, roof terrace and front lawn also offer plenty of outdoor space for residents to enjoy.

A recent study in the American journal, Lancet Public Health, found that people living close to physical activities – including gyms and playing fields – are most likely to lose weight. For residents who want to participate in regular exercise, Hayes has everything nearby.

The stylish development is just a 10-minute walk to the gym and a 10-minute cycle ride to Little Harlington Playing Fields. For runners seeking to improve their health, the prime location of Green Flag awarded Lake Farm Country Park is perfect for Be:here Hayes residents as it is just a 15-minute walk from the development.

1 bedroom homes at be:here Hayes start from £1,195 pcm with no agency, admin or referencing fees.

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Pets are for everyone, welcome home!

Pets are for everyone, welcome home!

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  • British shoppers will spend over £750m on pets this Christmas (OnBuy.com)
  • UK pet ownership is now down to 56% (Minitel)
  • Dog owners are 15% less likely to die from heart disease than people without pets (Scientific Reports)
  • Pets are a welcome part of the community at Be:here Hayes, West London.

Christmas brings lots of presents, festive ceremonies and plenty time spent with family, friends and off course pets. According to a new survey conducted by online marketplace OnBuy.com, Britons are expected to lavish some £750 million  on their pets this season. 76% of UK pet owners will even give their pets a Christmas dinner!

And yet many pet lovers are deprived of this pleasure to spoil their furry friends during the festive period. Analysts Mintel revealed that fewer households own a pet with just over half (56%) now owning one, down from 63% in 2012.

Among other motives, another explanation for the fall in pet ownership is due to more people renting rather than owning their home.

Many pet-owning tenants have a tough time finding a suitable rental home as private landlords mostly don’t embrace the idea of an animal in their property. And since the trend of renting is set to rise even further, delivering more pet-friendly homes is a priority.

“One of the most common questions that we receive from dog owners is where can they find private landlords who will allow dogs? I know from personal experience that having a dog, or as in my case “dogs”, the choice of properties available to my family was severely restricted. 

Accommodation suppliers who welcome dogs tell us that dog owners usually take more care of their rooms and their properties than non-dog owners – so it really is time for landlords to recognise that one in three households own a dog – which is a massive potential market too many landlords are still ignoring”.

Steve Bennett, CEO of DogFriendly

However, all is not lost. In their quest to offer homes that meet tenants’ needs, build-to-rent developer Be strives to accommodate Fluffy, Fido and other animal friends by offering pet-friendly tenancies at their new be:here Hayes development in West London.

The scheme is part of the wider regeneration of the Old Vinyl Factory and delivers units priced from £1,200 pcm for 1-beds and £1,450 for 2-beds all with either a garden, terrace or balcony.

The development’s feline residents can indulge in the cat nip especially planted in the podium gardens!

“Some of our pet-friendly apartments have large, private and secure gardens perfect for furry friends to run around – that’s pretty unique in apartment living, especially in London. We try to help our four-legged residents adjust to their new homes by giving them special attention (and even some tasty treats) on move-in day.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager– be:here Hayes

Indeed, by making more room for furry pals, Be might influence tenants’ health for the better as recent research has proved that pets boost healthier lifestyles. Not only does dog ownership slow down the ageing process but also it cuts the risk of death from heart disease by 36%, a Sweden research has shown in the journal Scientific Reports. Ultimately, it adds that in households with many people under the same roof such as flatshare, deaths from heart attack are lowered by 15%.

 

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

 

Hayes: A blooming marvellous place to Be

Hayes: A blooming marvellous place to Be

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The London Borough of Hillingdon has struck gold in the nationwide Britain in Bloom competition for its lovely local parks and gardens. The 2017 winners were named at an awards ceremony last month with Hillingdon, West London, once again winning in the Large City category, impressing judges with its 200 open spaces and impressive Green Flag sites.

Alongside the Britain in Bloom award, Hillingdon was also named as winners in the 2017 Green Flag Awards. While the borough retained 42 Green Flags, it also expanded its collection with a further five new Green Flag sites including Cherry Lane Cemetery in Hayes, Southlands Arts Centre in West Drayton, Long Meadow in Eastcote and the Gravel Pitts in Northwood.

RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK’s largest horticultural campaign, running for over 50 years, which “encourages local gardeners to improve their environment through the imaginative use of flowers, trees, shrubs and landscaping”. By winning the competition, the considerable efforts of Hillingdon residents to make the community greener, cleaner and more beautiful have paid off.

“As a local resident of Hillingdon myself, it’s wonderful that the borough has once again been named as a Britain in Bloom winner. You can see the hard work and dedication that many put into making the local area the very best it can be and that extends to us here at the Gatefold Building in Hayes. We think it’s a blooming great place to be.”

Akash Sharma, Hillingdon resident and Assistant Property Manager – be:here Hayes

Be:here Hayes by Be Living Ltd is a development built for rent, located just three minutes from Hayes & Harlington station.

Be:here Hayes’ residents can enjoy a number of ground floor homes with 30 foot, private gardens (large enough to accommodate furry friends who are also most welcome), podium gardens in the central courtyard with plentiful greenery and benches as well as a large landscaped communal roof terrace.

The front lawn and play area has been specifically designed to resemble musical notes when viewed from above, in tribute to the iconic name of the building – The Gatefold, which is the form of packaging for vinyl records. The development is part of the wider Old Vinyl Factory regeneration scheme, the former home of the EMI record factory.

Residents can enjoy the use of communal gardens, roof terrace and play space, designed to allow community spirit to flourish and to relax. The development’s feline residents can indulge in the cat nip especially planted in the podium gardens for their enjoyment.

The stylish development offers 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, pet-friendly homes with green space from £1,200.

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

An award-wining place to Be

An award-wining place to Be

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With so many employment opportunities flooding in, Crossrail on the way and the population growing, leading build to rent developer, Be Living, selected Hayes in West London as the location of their latest rental offering – be:here Hayes at the Gatefold Building.

Within the last week, the 119-unit development just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, was awarded not one but two industry leading awards.

Firstly, be:here Hayes was  awarded Silver in Best Build-to-Rent Project category at the WhatHouse? awards which took place on the 17th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The WhatHouse? awards are UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event with around 1,700 housebuilding figures and 21 categories.

And then adding to collection, the site, which opened earlier this year, was named the Best build to rent development 2017 in the Inside Housing Development Awards.

Held on November 23 at the Hurlingham Club in South West London, the awards are “an opportunity to celebrate the very best residential development across the UK from the past year” with sixteen categories recognising schemes.

 

“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Hayes really is happening! We have long believed in the fundamentals of this area and are committed to delivering high quality, modern homes for its rental community through the Gatefold Building. The entire team is passionate about delivering the very best experience for our residents so it is wonderful for their hard work and achievements to be recognised within the industry through these accolades.”

Simon Chatfield, Director, Be Living Ltd

 

Spacious pet-friendly apartments at be:here Hayes are available from £1,200 pcm with no agency, admin or referencing fees. All homes include either a garden or a balcony.

 

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Hayes is happening as West London town chosen as home of new “Lidl of the Future”

Hayes is happening as West London town chosen as home of new “Lidl of the Future”

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  • New Lidl store opens in Hayes on November 2nd 2017 (Lidl)
  • Store to be the “Lidl of the Future” with glass fronted façade, LED lighting, in-store bakery & customer toilets (Lidl)
  • Be:here Hayes and the rest of the Old Vinyl Factory development are just a short walk away

Top supermarket chain Lidl is pressing ahead with rapid expansion in West London with a new store opening this Thursday 2nd November in Hayes. After recently launching stores in Shepherds’ Bush and South Ruislip, Lidl will open a large store well located in the Hayes town centre on the site of the former municipal swimming pool site.

The new store will be one-of-a-kind, set to be the ‘Lidl of the Future’ with a glass fronted facade, LED internal lighting, in-store bakery and customer toilets. It will also offer an ample parking for both cars and bicycles. The German food retailer, voted ‘Best Supermarket 2016’ by readers of Good Housekeeping, is expanding at a time when customers are making more frequent trips to local convenience stores than ever before.

It is widely known that homes within easy reach of a high-end supermarket such as Waitrose are highly valued however recent Lloyds research also revealed that homes located near lower priced grocers such as Aldi and Lidl have seen the most rapid value growth in recent years.

The new Lidl store opening in Hayes will bring 40 new jobs to the town as well as increased choice and convenience for nearby residents at be:here Hayes. The Gatefold Building is just a 12 min walk from the new Botwell Lane store making picking up those everyday essentials even easier.

 

 “Hayes is a great location to live and work, and its selling points seem to be growing almost every day, with new businesses and shopping options popping up regularly. With the new Lidl alongside the retail, entertainment and food offerings being developed across the rest of the Old Vinyl Factory development, our residents at be:here Hayes will be spoilt for choice.

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

 

The wider regeneration of The Old Vinyl Factory will bring shops, restaurants, a cinema and more at more residents’ doorstep. Spacious apartments, at be:here Hayes completed with either a private garden, terrace, or a balcony, are available to rent today from £1,200 pcm for a one bed and from £1,450 for a two bed.

 

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 020 3369 1646 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Be announces zero fees for West London lettings

Be announces zero fees for West London lettings

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  • Average letting fee is £404 (Generation Rent)
  • Be:here Hayes letting fees now £0
  • Change driven by desire to make moving as cost effective as possible for tenants

According to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the average letting fee charged by its members is £202 per tenant. According to campaign group Generation Rent, the national average is £404. That’s a substantial amount for tenants to hand over, particularly given the other costs associated with moving house.

Now, pioneering build to rent developer Be has announced that it is moving to a no fees model for its be:here Hayes development at The Gatefold Building in Hayes, West London.

“We recognise that moving can be an expensive and stressful experience. We’ve already cut out some of the stress of moving house by providing superb, fully furnished apartments here at be:here Hayes alongside inventories and check-in being done in-house by our on-site team. Now we can reduce the cost of moving for our tenants too.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

Under the new offer, effective from October 16th, Be pledges to charge no referencing fees, no fees for contract updates when sharers change and no extra deposits, admin or processing fees relating to pets (a monthly ‘pet rent’ of £20 will still apply).

In addition, the company has announced that it is reducing its requirement for security deposits at be:here Hayes from six weeks’ rent to just a month’s rent – saving new tenants over £500 when renting a one bedroom apartment.

“We want tenants to enjoy moving into be:here Hayes, so that means making the process as hassle free and cost effective as possible. We’ve never charged agency fees because we do all our own lettings in-house, but we’ve gone one step further and removed the referencing fee and all other admin fees. This means new tenants have one less thing to worry about and can use the extra cash to explore their new West London neighbourhood or add a few extra personal touches to make their new apartment feel even more like home.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

 

Exploring the local area is certainly something that residents in the Gatefold building will be keen to do. The ambitious Old Vinyl Factory reimagining is bringing restaurants, shops, a cinema, a live music venue and more to residents’ very doorstep. Meanwhile, the Grand Union Canal and nearby Minet Country Park and Barra Hall Park provide plenty of opportunity for enjoying fresh air and exercise while getting back to nature. It’s a superb local offering that tenants will now be able to enjoy even more of, thanks to Be’s proactive approach to saving money.

Hayes and Harlington station is just a short walk from be:here Hayes, with fast, frequent trains to Paddington in under 20 minutes. When Crossrail arrives in 2019, residents will be able to reach Bond St in the heart of the West End in under 30 minutes.

Spacious apartments, furnished by Habitat, are available at be:here Hayes from £1,200 pcm for a one bed and from £1,450 for a two bed. Either a garden or a balcony is provided with every home and pets are welcome.

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 020 3369 1646 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Be creates the perfect Habitat for renters

Be creates the perfect Habitat for renters

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  • Average cost to furnish a first home in London is £5,495 (Santander)
  • 46% of 25 to 34 year olds now live in private rented sector (English Housing Survey)
  • Partnership between Be and Habitat offers stylish homes to renters in Hayes (UB3) & East India (E14)

Furnishing a home is no small expense. Research by Santander has revealed that the average first-time buyer in the UK spends £3,872 on furnishing their property, while the average first-time buyer in London has to fork out an even more eye-watering £5,495.

Those moving into rented accommodation have the opportunity to avoid these costs by opting for homes that are already furnished. However, many landlords put low cost ahead of style and quality when it comes to furnishing the apartments they rent out, leaving tenants with poor quality, cheap furniture that they would never choose themselves.

Residents of Be Living Ltd’s built-for-rent developments be:here Hayes in West London (UB3) and be:here East India in E14, now have an alternative.

Be’s new be:here Hayes development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and be:here East India offers studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, all furnished by Habitat UK.

The partnership between Be & Habitat sees each development and each apartment type reviewed in order to determine the best possible furniture for the layout/area.

“Part of the be:here Hayes ethos is to offer our residents superb homes that provide them with style and comfort, as well as an excellent location. As such, we’ve partnered with Habitat to give renters wonderfully stylish, contemporary homes that they can feel instantly relaxed in, without having to worry about the cost of furnishing them.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

 

The Habitat furnishings complement the other conveniences of life at Be’s developments. The be:here Hayes development, for example, has a friendly on-site team, 30 ft private gardens, generous balcony space and a communal roof terrace, the development is already proving a hit with Londoners. The welcoming attitude to sharers is well received, as is the fact that numerous apartments throughout the development have been designated as pet-friendly.

Spacious, one-bedroom apartments at be:here Hayes rent from £1,200 pcm. Two-bedroom homes are available from £1,450. All apartments come with a garden or balcony.

 

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Purrrrrrfect lets for pets in London just a click (of the mouse) away

Purrrrrrfect lets for pets in London just a click (of the mouse) away

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  • 4% of landlords exclude pet-owning tenants from their properties (HomeLet)
  • Pet owners take 7 times longer to find accommodation than non-pet owners (The Dogs Trust)
  • Be:here Hayes offers pet-friendly apartments

Millions of people rent privately and as many as one in four households will be renting by 2021.  But selecting the right home for all the family, Fluffy and Fido included, can be challenging.

Results from a recent survey conducted by HomeLet indicate that over half of landlords (57.4%) would not consider renting to a tenant who had a pet, forcing many tenants to choose between the home they want and leaving behind their furry friends.  

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Indeed, the proposed Tenant’s Fees Bill could also leave pets out in the cold as landlords who do accept pet-owning renters often demand higher deposits to cover any potential damage. The proposed legislation, – which is due to be implemented in spring 2018 – will prevent them from doing this.

However, all is not lost. The Build-to-Rent sector is coming to the aid of pets and their owners. Developers such as Be Living Ltd strive to accommodate the tenants of today – Fluffy, Fido and other animal friends included.

Be is well ahead of the game, offering pet-friendly tenancies at their new be:here Hayes development in west London.

The scheme is part of the wider redevelopment of the Old Vinyl Factory and just 300 yards (3 minutes’ walk) from a Hayes & Harlington station, with Crossrail services due to launch in 2019. Units are available from £1,150 pcm for 1-beds and £1,415 for 2-beds all with either a garden, terrace or balcony.

Of course, it’s not just dogs and cats – any small household pets are welcome. The central courtyard at the development is even planted with a catnip.

“To make sure we offer apartments that meet everyone’s needs, we have designated several specific apartments as pet-friendly. Some of our pet-friendly apartments have large, private and secure gardens perfect for furry friends to run around – that’s pretty unique in apartment living, especially in London. We try to help our four-legged residents adjust to their new homes by giving them special attention (and even some tasty treats) on move-in day.”

Layla Kausar, Property Manager – be:here Hayes

 

IMG-20170619-WA0003By making room for Fluffy and Fido, be:here Hayes makes the search for good rental accommodation less time consuming and stressful for pet owners, who usually take up to seven times longer to rent a home, according to The Dogs Trust charity.

Saheer Cassim, who recently moved at be:here Hayes testifies: “My partner and I were looking for a new accommodation because my last apartment was very small. The experience was extremely difficult. We tried everything but the problem was always the same: my dog. I have had Coko for ten years: leaving him was not even an option.”

Welcoming pets at be:here Hayes is part of building great new communities – this idea appealed to Saheer and many other tenants.

“After a landlord voluntarily gave me back only half of my deposit because of my dog, I was completely desperate! Be:here was a blessing : not only are they welcoming pets but their apartments were affordable and very accommodating. Renting at be:here Hayes with my dog makes me feel like I own the place.”

 

 

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.