Build to Rent: build it right first time with long-term asset protection

Future proof your investment with NHBC warranty and other services

Providing confidence in a challenging market

Build to Rent is a fast-growing sector within the property industry and NHBC's long term warranty, insurance and range of services has been developed to reflect the demands of the Build to Rent sector. As a well-established, trusted industry partner, we provide unrivalled historic insight and horizon scanning in your build journey. As a direct insurer underwriting its own policies, we also have a vested interest in the prevention of structural defects and in successful, long-term asset protection – both for asset owners and for the benefit of those living in the homes.

Why choose NHBC?

Strategic partner

Our partnership approach and in-house expertise means that we are uniquely placed to support investors, funders, operators and developers in identifying and mitigating the risks to your project and upholding quality and standards through early-stage engagement.

Technical expertise

We are the industry-leading source of technical house-building advice, setting standards for the house-building industry. Our technical expertise and unique insights supports you to create sustainable, high quality schemes.

Leading authority

NHBC is the leading warranty and building control provider to the Build to Rent Sector. We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years.

Our services

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Long-term warranty and insurance cover

Our Buildmark Choice policy benefits which includes long term asset protection give clients confidence in a challenging market.

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Land quality

Our geotechnical and geo-environmental specialists de-risk land acquisition and certify the site is suitable for residential development.

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Training and qualifications

Help maintain high standards throughout the design and construction process with NVQs, apprenticeships and accredited training.

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Data and insights services

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.

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Insights from industry leaders

Our insights collection brings together leaders from the Build to Rent sector to share their experiences and identify emerging trends.

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NHBC Innovators

Sector lead, Niki Kyriacou hosted our first NHBC Innovators event in collaboration with the British Property Federation (BPF), bringing together key influencers from the Build to Rent sector with Lee Rowley MP, now Minister for Housing, as our keynote speaker. Watch the highlights.

Latest Build to Rent insights

Interview with Stephanie Barbabosa, Head of Build to Rent at Lendlease

Niki Kyriacou, NHBC’s Sector Lead for Build to Rent spoke with Stephanie Barbabosa to discuss Elephant Park, Lendlease’s flagship development in London, and the future for BTR.

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NHBC and Sigma Capital confirm UK-wide partnership

This partnership will span Sigma Capital’s BTR project pipeline for its BTR brand, Simple Life Homes across Britain, significantly accelerating the growth of its UK portfolio.

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From Scandinavia to the US – reimagining the home

How does the UK BTR model compare with the US and Europe? The US is a decade or more ahead of the UK in this growing area - so what lessons can we learn from this?

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See our work in this sector

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Lendlease Elephant Park

Lendlease’s first BTR development in the UK, Elephant Park, is an ambitious project. Featured on the BBC’s Interior Design Masters programme, the team worked with the London Borough of Southwark Partnership to deliver a combination of BTR, shared ownership and opportunities to buy.

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