Ascend secures more than 1000 lettings post lockdown

Ascend secures more than 1,000 lettings post-lockdown

Manchester-based build-to-rent (BtR) specialist Ascend has secured more than 1,000 lettings and reservations since the coronavirus lockdown eased.

The company enjoyed its busiest period of 2020 between May and July, reporting a 56 per cent increase in activity on the same timeframe during 2019.

A total of 455 lettings and reservations were secured across BtR sites for customers including Simple Life, Different, Grainger and Affinity.

Anticipating an even larger growth in the demand, Ascend has invested in its team by appointing nine new employees.

Ged McPartlin, Managing Director of Ascend, said: 

It's incredibly encouraging to see the appetite for high quality, aspirational rented homes, despite the coronavirus restrictions uprooting everyone's lives significantly.

The growing BtR sector, rooted in its new approach to how and why people rent, shows just how vital it is to understand what residents want from a rented home. "This is at the heart of what we do at Ascend and is why we have a proven track record as a leading BtR and lettings specialist.

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