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Build to rent advice

Whether you are an investor, developer, land owner or from the public sector our specialists can help you implement a build to rent strategy to achieve your objectives and provide expert advice at every stage the process.


Our build to rent team has historic and long-lasting relationships with landowners, developers and local authorities. We have our finger on the pulse when it comes to development opportunities in locations which offer the connectivity and development density that build to rent requires.


We work in partnership with our build to rent developer clients to unlock the full potential of their sites. Our PRS development specialists conduct viability studies to ensure the block is optimised with the right net to gross ratio, working closely with our residential consultancy team who are experts in feasibility studies, including financial modelling for income and expenditure.

By bringing together build to rent experts from across our business we are able to ensure the returns on your scheme will meet investor requirements.

We analyse how a build to rent scheme will be viable through a range of scenarios including unit types, massing, configuration and communal space, where appropriate providing the following services:

  • Bespoke market research
  • Development advisory
  • Viability studies
  • Build to rent / PRS financial modelling
  • Achieving build to rent planning consent
  • Landlord and tenant advice to ensure vacant possession
  • Management structure


Our project management and development monitoring teams give straightforward advice based on an in depth understanding of the construction and development process.

Our uncompromising focus on detail, supplier requirements, integrating programmes and risk management will ensure we achieve the delivery of your build to rent projects within your defined parameters of quality, time and budget.

To ensure the long term benefits of your build to rent scheme we will advise on the approach to construction and materials to ensure your development is durable and easily maintainable to reduce ongoing expenditure.


When it comes to property management, we are one of the UK’s leading specialists, our build to rent / private rented sector (PRS) management processes are IS09001 accredited ensuring that your occupiers and the fabric of the building are in safe hands. We also have close links with the Institution or Residential Property Managers to keep up with developments in the build to rent sector.

We will work with you to create the optimum model for your private rented sector (PRS) developments and wider portfolio, and our management team will provide you with the feedback to ensure that your build to rent model remains customer focussed and market appropriate.


We are leaders in valuing large residential build for rent portfolios acknowledged through our role in the preparation of the RICS information paper: Valuing Residential Property Purpose Built for Renting. You can therefore have the confidence that we will give you well considered and accurate advice.


Our build to rent residential investment specialists will help you identify the schemes that meet your investment targets, balancing risk and reward to ensure you achieve your income and capital targets.

With a proven track record in private rented sector (PRS) investment transactions, our team will undertake strategic and consultancy advice to ensure you get the best result possible from your purchase. Our advice is supported by market data and analysis from our in-house research team and market intelligence from our development agency, residential agency and lettings teams. Our residential investment agents are all RICS registered valuers.

Through Cluttons international network, which now covers more than 50 countries and includes the Middle East, where we are market leaders, we are able to deliver sales and purchases of UK residential stock to an international investor audience. 

  • Build to rent / PRS sales and purchases
  • Strategic consultancy on build to rent schemes
  • Identifying build to rent schemes with long term potential
  • Private rented sector market intelligence