450 homes for rent hitting Scottish market

Over 450 rental homes for the mid-market across Scotland have been delivered by investment scheme by PfP Capital.

The homes have been built in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh since 2019, with the homes being managed by Touchstone.

Since launching in 2019, a total of nine sites have been acquired with planning for 1,071 homes within Edinburgh, Leith, Glasgow, Paisley, and Midlothian.

Investors can get involved in the scheme by visiting the PFP Capital website and contacting its fund managers.

New Harbour Way in Paisley

William Kyle, MMR fund director for PfP Capital, said: “We’re delighted to have delivered these high-quality homes to local areas through New Avenue Living, which goes some way to mitigating the shortage of affordable rental stock in key locations in Scotland.

“This shortage is exacerbated by a backdrop of steeply rising house prices and market rents, driven in part by a lack of new build homes in recent years.

“There remains a critical deficit of affordable housing, particularly for those who are unable to save for a large deposit, do not qualify for social housing or face long waits for housing, given high demand.

“We are only able to achieve this intermediate goal, given the strong and valued support of our investment partners, to whom we are most grateful.

“A compelling feature of our proposition is that our investor clients understand that they have agency in terms of the decision around the ultimate destiny of the properties.”

More sites are being sought to increase the total to 1,500 affordable homes. All homes in the portfolio are targeting an EPC rating of B or above.

Mark Vickery, director of business development for PfP Capital said: “PfP Capital’s activities enable the recycling of our profits back into the Places for People Group, who is able to use this income to directly create further social value in its role as a leading social enterprise in the U.K.

“Our particular approach has led to discussions with interested parties in Scotland and across the U.K. to enable us to increase the speed, scale and geographic spread of our social impact via our range of strategies, including the provision of high-quality affordable homes.”

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