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Build to Rent

Constructing partnerships

Your expert partner for extensive asset protection and long-term warranties 

Our partnership approach and extensive in-house expertise across the Build to Rent sector means that we are uniquely placed to support investors, funders, operators and developers in identifying and mitigating the risks to your project from the earliest stages of land acquisition through to project completion. As a direct insurer we also have a vested interest in the prevention of structural defects and successful, long-term asset protection, with dedicated products to safeguard your investments and revenue streams.

We have worked on many complex, high-density developments including commercial space as well as the growing trend for single family rental and we share your ambition to create aspirational, high-quality homes where communities thrive. Many of our Build to Rent customers take advantage of the additional services we offer. All are focussed on our ultimate aim, to support the sector in delivering the highest quality product.

Why use NHBC for your Build to Rent project

Providing technical expertise and guidance, we have more than 80 years' experience leading and setting industry standards

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Strategic partner

We are a strategic partner in managing development risk - with tools to evaluate the viability of developments.

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Technical expertise

We are the industry-leading source of technical house building advice, setting standards for the house-building industry.

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Leading authority

We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years.

Industry leading services to meet your needs

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Asset protection and risk management

We work with you to de-risk your project from the very earliest stages and throughout the build process

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Long-term warranty and insurance cover

The NHBC name is known and trusted by investors, funders and consumers alike

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Additional services for the Build to Rent sector

Building control

We are the largest independent approved inspector in England and Wales, offering a trusted, pragmatic and technically excellent independent service to the industry.

Land quality service

Our geotechnical and geo-environmental specialists review land intended for residential development, providing guidance and advice on suitability to meet the NHBC Standards.


With courses designed around your needs, our experienced team offers expert technical and health and safety training, delivered either face-to-face or online.


As champions of professional development, we offer home-building related NVQs and apprenticeships, tailored to meet the specific requirements of those working in our sector.

Data and insight services

We have a wealth of data from the million-plus inspections we carry out each year, appended with claims data to support the identification and resolution of construction quality issues.

Our projects

Examples of Build to Rent projects currently covered by NHBC.

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Pomona Wharf

Pomona Phase One Ltd

Rowlinson Constructions Ltd

Nicol Thomas

Number of homes
164 (plus link block)

Tallest block
11 storeys

Gross development value

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Plaza 1821

Peel Land and Property and The Regenda Group

Vermont Construction Ltd

Hodder and Partners

Number of homes

Tallest block
16 storeys

Gross development value

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