Get Living London has become the first Institutional Investor backed organisation to become a Licensed Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
The move is designed to demonstrate both ARLA’s and Get Living London’s commitment to providing a professional service for everyone in the lettings industry.
“We’re thrilled that Get Living London has joined ARLA membership,” said David Cox, managing director, ARLA. “The build to rent sector is widely seen by the industry and government to be one of the solutions in addressing the UK’s housing supply shortfall. Becoming ARLA Licensed agents has allowed Get Living London to join forces with the wider sector to raise standards and boost consumer confidence in renting.”
Get Living London, which now lets and manages more than 1,400 properties at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is backed by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, Delancey’s flagship client fund, DV4, and the Dutch pension fund asset manager, APG.
The organisation, which has developed a revolutionary model for rental housing, also has more than 1,000 new rental homes under construction within further phases of East Village and the first phase of the Elephant and Castle Town Centre redevelopment, London SE1.
Neil Young, Chief Executive, Get Living London, said: “It is great news for the industry that ARLA is recognising us and other institutionally-backed rental organisations as a new kind of landlord. We were the first to rent at scale from the end of 2013, with 1,439 homes at East Village E20, and see great value in working together with ARLA to create a good-quality, professionally-managed private rented sector.
“We at Get Living London pride ourselves in making renting better for Londoners and are redefining the way that people think about, and experience, renting and living in cities. We give our residents security and flexibility, and prize amazing service and long-term customer satisfaction over short-term returns. We hope that it is this approach, in collaboration with partners like ARLA, which will see renting viewed as a positive choice across the UK.”