It is a well-known fact that property costs and rent are almost unaffordable for young adults in the UK, let alone managing to furnish your flat to make it feel like a home. According to a study by Santander he average cost to furnish a first home in London is £5,495. Those moving into rented accommodation have the opportunity to avoid these costs by opting for homes that are already furnished.
In fact, the English Housing Survey unveiled that 46 per cent of 25-34 year olds now live in private rented sector However, many landlords put low cost ahead of style and quality when it comes to furnishing the apartments they rent out, leaving tenants with poor quality, cheap furniture that they would never choose themselves.
A partnership between ‘Be’ and Habitat has created an ingenious solution, offering stylish homes to renters in Hayes (UB3) & East India (E14).
Residents of Be Living Ltd’s built-for-rent developments be:here Hayes in West London (UB3), near Heathrrow airport; and be:here East India in E14, in hte Isle of Dogs, now have an alternative.
Be’s new be:here Hayes development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and be:here East India offers studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, all furnished by Habitat UK.
The partnership between Be and Habitat sees each development and each apartment type reviewed in order to determine the best possible furniture for the layout/area.
Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes comments, “Part of the be:here Hayes ethos is to offer our residents superb homes that provide them with style and comfort, as well as an excellent location. Renting – particularly in London – has become synonymous with cheap, low quality furniture. We’re turning that on its head by working with Habitat to give renters wonderfully stylish, high quality apartments that really feel like home”
The Habitat furnishings complement the other conveniences of life at Be’s developments.
The be:here Hayes development, for example, has a friendly on-site team, 30 ft private gardens, generous balcony space and a communal roof terrace, the development is already proving a hit with Londoners. The welcoming attitude to sharers is also being well received, as is the fact that numerous apartments throughout the development have been designated as pet-friendly.
Spacious, one-bedroom apartments at be:here Hayes rent from £1,200 pcm. Two-bedroom homes are available from £1,450. All apartments come with a garden or balcony.