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Please see below for recent press releases about our company, Rentplus homes, new developments, and the essential role of Rentplus in helping to address the UK’s housing need.

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Innovative rent-to-buy scheme helps the Hornsey family climb Devon’s property ladder

After moving house on average every 18 months, the Hornsey family were sick of living out of boxes and ready to finally find somewhere they could call their own. However despite having a combined income of £35,000 and saving for a deposit for over five years, Damien, an Office Manager at a local electrical company, and his partner Kristy, a Care Worker, were not able to pull enough together to buy a home.

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Rentplus Encourage Government to Support Rent to Buy Solution

Significantly increasing the construction of homes that can be made available as affordable rent-to-buy options could be the solution for the housing crisis experienced at the moment. The Government has an opportunity with the upcoming Autumn Budget to show that they are in support of this innovative solution.

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Steve Collins appointed as Chief Executive of Rentplus

Rentplus UK Ltd, the leading provider of affordable rent-to-buy homes, today announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Steve Collins has been appointed and takes up the new role with immediate effect. Steve has been hired to build on the business’ successes of the past three years as it charts a course for growth.

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Harnessing institutional investment to accelerate the delivery of affordable housing

Richard Connolly, CEO Rentplus, discusses the place of institutional investment in the affordable housing sector, the importance of working collaboratively and the need to provide alternative housing options. Successive governments have stated that housing is a top priority, yet in two decades the UK has had 15 housing minsters, the numbers of homes being built has not kept pace with population needs and the cost of housing has spiraled.

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£2 billion boost for affordable housing ‘a drop in the ocean"

In her closing speech at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister promised to provide an extra £2 billion help fund the building of more council and housing association homes – but one specialist in affordable housing claims the government hasn’t gone far enough.

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Rentplus tackles housing unaffordability in Devon

Rentplus, an innovative provider of rent-to-buy homes, and Tamar Housing, a leading housing association in the South West, announce the construction of 11 affordable rent-to-buy homes in North Tawton, West Devon. This new deal expands Rentplus’ presence in Devon to four rent-to-buy sites.

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First affordable rent-to-buy homes launched in Cambridgeshire

Rentplus, an innovative provider of affordable rent-to-buy homes, and King Street Housing Society (KSHS), a Cambridge based housing association, today announce the first affordable rent-to-buy homes in Cambridgeshire. The four new affordable rent-to-buy properties will form part of a 16 home development by Larkfleet Homes in Doddington, in the Fenland District Council area.

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Second affordable rent-to-buy scheme announced in South Hams

Rentplus, an innovative provider of affordable rent-to-buy homes, and Tamar Housing, a leading housing association in the South West, announce the first affordable rent-to-buy homes in the village of Sparkwell on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. This latest partnership between the two organisations means they are now working together to deliver affordable housing on six sites across Devon and this is the second scheme of theirs to benefit residents in South Hams.

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Rentplus and Wellingborough Homes sign ambitious deal to deliver Northamptonshire’s first rent-to-buy homes

Rentplus, the leading provider of affordable rent-to-buy homes, and Wellingborough Homestoday announce a new partnership to deliver the first affordable rent-to-buy houses in Northamptonshire. For Rentplus the deal marks the first step to fulfilling their ambition of delivering over 500 rent-to-buy homes in the county by 2020. Rentplus’ new homes will offer an affordable pathway to homeownership for working families in the area.

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Rentplus at the LGA in Birmingham 4-6 July

Rentplus are pleased to be sponsoring the LGA Conference at the ICC in Birmingham 4- 6 July 2017 and taking their message of Rentplus- Rent, Save, Own to a wider audience. Come and see us on Stand B13

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Fixing our Broken Housing Market: Housing White Paper Consultation

The proposals in the White Paper are to set out how the Government intends to boost housing supply and, over the long term, create a more efficient housing market whose outcomes more closely match the needs and aspirations of all households and which supports wider economic prosperity.

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NHF Affordability Blog

Given the UK Government has conceded the housing market is broken it is no surprise that we are suffering from a housing affordability crisis. The problem is particularly acute for our public sector key workers and local working households – the people who keep our towns and cities running. These are ordinary people, including nurses and teachers, who have endured sluggish pay growth while the cost of living has continued to spiral in recent years.

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Early signs show rent-to-buy helps councils free up social housing

At Rentplus we fervently believe that rent-to-buy housing is a big part of the solution to fixing our broken housing market. Rent-to-buy is an innovative and affordable tenure that offers people who aspire to own their own home, an opportunity to fulfil their aspirations and get onto the property ladder.

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Our Housing White Paper wish list

As we rapidly head into the festive season, with people considering their hopes and aspirations for the Christmas period and the following year, we thought we would share some of our own wishes for the new Housing Policy White Paper due to be published in January. We hope the Government makes the most of this opportunity to inject more flexibility into UK housing policy so that their ambitious targets to build homes of all tenures are actually delivered by 2020.

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Breaking barriers and building bridges to accelerate housing delivery

Cambridge is a high-growth city. Home to the eponymous university, a burgeoning tech sector and rapidly increasing house prices. In the Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced that funds will be made available to revive the city’s ‘Varsity’ train line to Oxford and that there would be additional funding for housebuilding across the UK, which Cambridge Council is eyeing up.

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The reality of home ownership

Home ownership remains an important aspiration among the general public in the UK but is it a realistic one? Anecdotally, the answer to this probably varies depending on who you...

Theresa May puts on her hard hat

Having settled into new roles following a turbulent summer, Theresa May’s government has started to reveal its new approach to housing. While there hasn’t been a revolutionary overhaul in policy, there has been a welcome shift in sentiment, which indicates the government is embracing a flexible approach to the solution to the UK’s housing crisis.

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How should UK create more mixed tenure developments?

The Local Government Association’s (LGA) Housing Commission recently published their preliminary findings on how to tackle the housing crisis. The Commission argues that councils will be able to deliver more homes which are appropriate for their areas, if they are given more authority to make housing and development decisions.

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The challenge of saving for a deposit

With reports that the government bonus from the Help to Buy ISA cannot be used to pay for a deposit on a home, the challenge of getting a first-foot on the the property ladder just got even harder. Potential first-time buyers already face an incredible struggle.

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Demolition Crews start work at Mannamead

Rentplus secures funding for another innovative rent-to-own housing scheme at the Mannamead Centre site in Eggbuckland Road Plymouth where affordable flats will neighbour luxury five-bedroom houses at the site as part of the rent-to-own housing model developed in the city by Rentplus.

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Rentplus secures £20 million of funding from Crestline Investors

The Crestline Investors funding will be used to accelerate the delivery of affordable housing across the UK. We are already in contract to deliver homes in Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Northants, Devon, Somerset, South Hams, Sedgemoor, Plymouth and Bicester by March next year.

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Home ownership a reality

Fantastic news for people wanting to own their own homes, Rentplus is making home ownership even more of a reality with additional secured funding for properties across the country.

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Rentplus in Westminster

Seven MPs gathered for an early meeting at Westminster at the start of July to hear about the growth of affordable rent-to-buy housing. A longstanding champion of rent-to-buy, Gary Streeter MP kindly hosted a breakfast briefing for us at Portcullis House on 6th July.

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Housing Plymouth 2016

Come and visit us at the Housing Plymouth 2016 event on Saturday 18th June at the Royal Parade Piazza, Plymouth

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Rentplus secures £70m funding

Rent-to-buy homes provider, Rentplus-UK Limited ('Rentplus'), has announced today that it has secured funding to help it deliver 580 homes out of its initial target to build 5,000 new affordable homes by 2020.

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MP Backs Affordable Housing Enterprise

A Governement minister had given his backing to an innovative housing company formed in Plymouth and making a ‘step-change’ in the delivery of affordable housing nationally.

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Palmerston Heights photos

Here are a few photo's from last week's site visit to Palmerston Heights in Plymouth. The first completions are due on Friday 22nd January.

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Mannamead affordable housing development

PR – Development of former Mannamead site will provide affordable and energy efficient homes

Work is about to start on a new development of nearly 30 homes on the site of a former community centre, including affordable and energy efficient homes.

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