the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020, the number of total
BTR properties that were completed or in some stage of the planning cycle was
167,853, rising by more than a fifth year-on-year.
The research, produced by Savills and commissioned by the BPF,
found that the number of completed build-to-rent homes rose by 37%, the number
under construction decreased by 5% cent and the number in planning jumped
While the sector continues to accelerate new housing supply
outside of London, with a rise of 52% in the number of homes in planning in the
last 12 months across the regions, future growth in the capital remains more
The number of build-to-rent homes in planning in London increased
by 4% since the end of quarter two in 2019.
Ian Fletcher, director of real estate policy at the BPF, said:
“Our research shows investor confidence in build-to-rent housing continues,
with a greater commitment from the sector today to delivering new, high-quality
rental homes across the UK compared to a year ago.
“The sector will play a key role in supporting the government’s
ambitious plans to ‘level up’ the country’s regions and in building a shared
recovery where more people across the country, whether they choose or need to
rent, will have more choice of rental properties available to them.”