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Long-term cover for
Build to Rent

Market-leading and bespoke warranty and insurance

Your expert partner for long-term warranty and insurance 

We are the UK’s leading provider of warranty and insurance for new homes, with circa 1.4 million homes currently under cover. We’ve been consistently raising standards in construction for over 80 years. The NHBC name is known and trusted by investors, funders and consumers alike.

Buildmark Choice for Build to Rent has been developed specifically for this sector to protect your investment and revenue streams. And, as a direct insurer, we underwrite our own policies, with a dedicated underwriting team on hand to discuss your bespoke requirements, working with you to provide the cover you need, when you need it.

Protection from the market-leading warranty and insurance provider

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Quality at scale

We understand the Build to Rent sector, having had the privilege to work on some truly iconic, complex and large-scale schemes combining residential and commercial elements. A third of our business is working with landlords at scale.

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Government trusted

We also work with government, most recently as an expert consultant on building regulations, building safety and construction quality standards. We also build confidence in the market in the use of modern methods of construction.

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Innovative construction

NHBC Accepts is our extensive review service for innovative products and systems. Through this service, we’re supporting many stakeholders involved in the production and use of innovative products and systems.

Flexible, extensive cover with no excesses

Buildmark Choice specifically for the Build to Rent sector, bespoke to you

High value options

With ability to underwrite up to £100m per continuous structure, with scope for higher levels of coverage if needed

No costly excess to pay

Rather than an excess payable on claims by the policyholder, our policies operate on a minimum claim value basis

Protection of revenue

Removal and storage of possessions, loss of rent cover and alternative accommodation cover are all included

Liability period

A standard two-year contractor liability period (guaranteed by NHBC), resulting in enhanced quality ‘buy in’ from your contractor

Extended cover

Standard cover is for 10 years but we offer the option to cover for structural defects for up to 12 years

Contractor insolvency

We can also provide optional cover for contractor insolvency before completion

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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