Single family homes developers: Highest rated by UK residents

Single family homes developments are having a moment in the UK property industry. These purpose-built rental housing developments offer high quality new homes with built-in community, in some of the best locations around the country. But which developers are going above and beyond to create the best single family housing experience? Take a look at our list below to find out.

The UK’s best-rated single family homes developers

The list below features five of the highest-rated single family homes developers in the UK. On HomeViews, verified residents rate their new build homes across several key categories, with additional ratings for the developer. These include an overall star rating and scores for after-sales care and delivery quality. Reviewers also indicate whether they would recommend the developer to their friends and family.

The developers below are leading the way in the UK’s single family homes sector. Click through to each developer to find listings of their developments on HomeViews, along with detailed reviews of the homes and development facilities.

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4.30 Rating (based on 20 reviews)

Allsop Single Family Housing is the Single Family Housing branch of Allsop Letting and Management. Based in London and Leeds, Allsop Single Family Housing manages a number of properties in the UK. Some properties include Bridgewater Park , New Broughton, Queen Mary Place, and Norris Green. Other Allsop developments include The Trilogy in Manchester, Vox […]
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4.19 Rating (based on 706 reviews)

Simple Life Homes offer new homes to rent, with support from housebuilding partners, the government and investment. In previous years, people looking to rent have had a limited choice of high standard homes teamed with a professional service and long term options, particularly when looking to rent a house. Simple Life Homes provide the perfect […]
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4.21 Rating (based on 69 reviews)

Live DifRent provides professionally managed, modern family homes for private rent. Live DifRent  offer a range of one to four bed homes, appealing to single professional and family’s. Renters benefit from high standards of security with 24/7 customer service and emergency maintenance support. Live DifRent Developments Meadow Road. is a Live DifRent development on HomeViews. […]
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4.06 Rating (based on 48 reviews)

Wise Living provides high-quality, purpose-built family housing for the private rental market.

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3.61 Rating (based on 98 reviews)

PlaceFirst is a residential letting company that was established in 2009. The use long-term BTR investment to unlock complex regeneration challenges. As well as this, they aim to “deliver the best rental communities for their residents”. Since their establishment, they have continued to develop buildings and communities across the north of England, including: Leeds, Liverpool, […]
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What are single family homes?

Single family homes developments are rental houses built specifically for renting. To date, much of the Build to Rent sector’s success has come from luxury city-centre apartment developments. However, the trend is shifting towards rental houses, with developers and investors snapping up sought-after suburban sites to create rental housing communities.

These new rental developments offer an alternative to the traditional private rental sector. Tenants can choose from flexible contract terms, with long-term options available. Developers tend to offer various perks and add-ons to their packages. These include on-site management and maintenance teams, as well as community facilities and events.

The benefits of single family homes developments

There are numerous benefits to single family homes developments. With the rental market becoming ever-more competitive, single family rental homes provide a point of difference to the traditional private rental sector. These are new build developments, so you’re unlikely to be affected by some of the issues that regularly affect private renters in older, creaky rental housing.

Developers design their rental sites with tenants in mind. As such, you get attention to detail on the elements that matter. This includes home maintenance and management teams, while developers regularly provide events aimed at building community among residents.

Long-term contracts are available, providing security for renters. Meanwhile, many of the developments are pet-friendly, recognising that for many people, pets are an important part of the family.

Choosing the right single family homes development for you

Deciding on the right single family homes development for you will depend on your specific needs. Many of the UK’s developments are currently located around the northwest of England. Greater Manchester and Merseyside are particularly popular spots, so if you’re looking for rental housing in the northwest, you’re really spoilt for choice.

Developers are, however, starting to spread their wings and offer sites across the country. Developments tend to be in suburban city locations where there’s space to breathe and easy access to a wide variety of amenities.

Most developers offer on-site management and maintenance teams to deal with any issues that may arise. Furrthermore, if you want to get to know your neighbours, make sure you opt for a developer that provides community events and facilities.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.

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