Single family homes: Top 10 UK rental developments

While Build to Rent apartments have been making a big splash on the UK property scene for some time now, it’s single family homes to rent the are the flavour of the month for investors. They’re now popping up in and around some of the country’s most popular cities. So, where are the best new build rental houses in the UK? Read our resident ratings and rankings to find out.

Single family homes developments: UK top 10

Our rankings below list the 10 highest-rated single family homes developments in the UK. The developments have been reviewed by verified residents on HomeViews, so rankings come direct from the people who actually live there.

Residents provide independent reviews on every aspect of living in their new home. Review categories include facilities, design, location, value and management. Take a look to find your perfect new build rental home.

Built on the site of a former cotton mill, Coral Mill is a rental-only development by Simple Life in Newhey. Also, its close to Rochdale’s many shops and leisure facilities, with the town centre perfect for socialising. In addition, Manchester is just 10 miles away. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Coral Mill, OL16

Queen Mary Place, sits on the outskirts of Liverpool. Comprising of 64 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes, residents here benefit from a wide range of local amenities, as well as great transport links to Liverpool city centre. As well as this, Liverpool University is just 4 miles away. Read reviews and details of Queen Mary Place, L9

Woodbine Park by Simple Life is located in Liverpool’s desirable L25 district. Residents have access to excellent transport links including regular bus services and the nearby railway station less than half a mile away. Also, Liverpool Airport and the M62 are also both within easy reach. Woolton Village’s many modern amenities are also conveniently close […] Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Woodbine Road, L24

Havenswood is a development of 3 & 4 bedroom homes and apartments. It is located on the edge of the Manchester Ship Canal. Also, The Trafford Centre is 3 miles away. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Havenswood, M30

Abbotsfield offers a collection of 2, 3 and 4 bed family homes with excellent retail and leisure opportunities nearby. Also, the train station is a 7 minute walk from the site providing direct services to Liverpool and Manchester. Ravenshead Retail Park is just 6 miles away, with the Sherdley Park nearby too for those who […] Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Abbotsfield, WA9

This development is located in the popular and well-located area of Little Hulton in Worsley. Additionally, this development offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes exclusively for rent. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Our Lady’s, M28

Atherton has easy access to the A580, the M61 to Manchester. Similarly, it has easy access to Liverpool (via A579). and Bolton, the M62 and M6 via the A580. In addition, Hamilton Square offers good access to educational, recreational and retail amenities. Furthermore, the local centre is located 0.5 miles from the site. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Hamilton Square, M46

Lea Hall Gardens offers 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Handsworth. With a variety of schools nearby, families moving to the area are spoilt for choice. Also, it is well connected transport-wise, with Perry Barr train station less than a mile away giving direct access to Birmingham City Centre. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Lea Hall Gardens, B20

Earle Street is a Buy To Rent development located in the western part of Newton-Le-Willows in the area of Earlestown. The area has a small, yet busy town centre with an array of good local amenities, including a large Tesco superstore, a medical centre, post office, local market and other popular high street shops, pubs […] Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Earle Street, WA12

What are single family rental homes?

Single family rental homes are houses that are built specifically for renting, rather than for sales. The aim is to provide a stress-free experience for the renter, with simple contract terms and additional perks and facilities thrown in. These might include community events and spaces, inclusive bills, furnished properties, on-site management and flexible contract terms.

While the Build to Rent sector has gained a reputation for its glitzy city-centre apartment developments, there are a growing number of sites featuring traditional houses. Properties can range from two-bedroom houses right up to large, four or five-bedroom family homes.

The developments provide high-quality, modern housing in convenient locations. Management companies work hard to create a sense of community among residents.

Why choose a single family homes development?

There are numerous benefits to selecting a Build to rent single family homes development. The housing is typically of a higher quality than the traditional rental sector, with new homes designed specifically for the rental experience.

Developers design their collections of homes with a focus on community. As such, rental developments can have a more neighbourly atmosphere, with local events and community spaces provided for use by residents.

If you’re considering renting, a Build to Rent property offers you a tailored rental experience, with flexible terms and contract lengths. Some companies offer long-term tenancies of three years or longer, providing peace of mind for residents. Meanwhile, if you require something more short-term, there are also options out there for you.

Where are the best single family homes developments in the UK?

So, where are the highest-rated single family homes developments in the UK? City centres tend to dominate the market for Build to Rent apartments. However, rental housing developments are most commonly found in the suburbs.

Four of our top 10 new rental homes developments are located in the Greater Manchester region. Two occupy locations between Manchester and Merseyside, while two are in Birmingham. Meanwhile, the suburbs of Liverpool are home to two developments, making it a strong showing overall for the north-west of England.

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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