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July 2, 2019

Could a co-living apartment block help me feel less lonely?

July 2, 2019

Could a co-living apartment block help me feel less lonely?

Single living is on the rise. A recent Government report predicted that 10.7 million of us in the UK – one in seven – will be a single household by 2039. Personal choice, life circumstances, rising levels of divorce and job migration are all factors in the increasing number of people going it alone on […]

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May 31, 2019

Living and renting in Elephant & Castle

May 31, 2019

Living and renting in Elephant & Castle

Find a flat with gym and sky lounge near cool jazz bars in this regenerating district. Elephant and Castle is one of central London’s key regeneration zones, and although work could continue for another 10 years it already feels like a different place.

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April 4, 2019

Should residents fear the rise of the corporate landlord?

April 4, 2019

Should residents fear the rise of the corporate landlord?

This year, House & Home covered the boom in corporate landlords in the UK. Typically backed by institutional finance, these large companies operating “build-to-rent” blocks intend to shake up a private rented sector dominated in the UK by individual buy-to-let landlords. They promise professionalism, high-level services and stable pricing designed to promote long-term renting.

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January 16, 2019

UNCLE is bringing a kinder approach to renting – and we’re sold

January 16, 2019

UNCLE is bringing a kinder approach to renting – and we’re sold

Marie Claire tried a night in the rental startup’s Elephant and Castle apartment building, and we didn’t want to leave… For most millennials, once you’ve moved out of your family home or university accommodation, the next step is renting. From dodgy landlords to colour-changing mould, the murky depths of the private rental market can always be […]

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May 4, 2018

At last, good news for those who rent

May 4, 2018

At last, good news for those who rent

Remember that time you were charged £330 to set up a tenancy agreement? Or how about when you had to pay £420 to change a name on your agreement because someone moved out? Such charges have enabled letting agencies to squeeze up to £380 million a year out of renters, but the long-awaited residents Fees […]

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March 29, 2017

Realstar invests £30m into new Manchester residential brand UNCLE

March 29, 2017

Realstar invests £30m into new Manchester residential brand UNCLE

International property company Realstar has invested £30m into a Manchester city centre development, with the launch of residential rental brand, UNCLE. The investment comes as RICS reports that rents in the city are predicted to increase by around 25% in the next year.

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May 4, 2018

London residents spending £300 million a year on repairs landlords fail to carry out

May 4, 2018

London residents spending £300 million a year on repairs landlords fail to carry out

London renters are spending almost £300 million a year on repairs their landlords failed to carry out, new research shows. The study found people living in London’s 898,000 or more privately rented properties paid an average of £328.40 per household on repairs that should have been carried out by the owners in the past year. Common […]

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July 3, 2017

Uncle is shaking up the rental market with a radical approach to service.

July 3, 2017

Uncle is shaking up the rental market with a radical approach to service.

Property development in cities was a hot topic at Monocle’s Quality of Life conference in Berlin as speakers challenged the conventional wisdom on everything from the rental market to how we build for an ageing society. During a panel titled “Property’s next move”, Ryan Prince, the founder of Uncle, argued for a more flexibility in the […]

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