With Start Living you can enjoy all the flexibility of renting your home, without the drawbacks and restrictions you’d normally expect.
That means you’ll be living in a brand new, high-spec house on a purpose-built development. And we want you to feel empowered to make that house your home. Pets are allowed. You can put up pictures. To really put your stamp on the place you can even paint the rooms – all we ask is you talk through your plans with us first. And if you ever need help, our friendly property management team and a dedicated repair service are on call.
And because we're professional landlords, we're in it for the long haul - so we won't unexpectedly sell up. Think of it as renting, reimagined.
Designed with renters in mind, our bright and spacious 1-4 bed homes are all beautifully finished and well-equipped for modern living.
Below we've showcased some of our standard property specifications, which may vary depending on your chosen home and neighbourhood. To find out more about our locations, visit Find your home page, or Contact us with any questions.
You can expect fresh white walls and white gloss woodwork including bannisters, internal doors and window frames, with a mix of wood-effect flooring, neutral carpets and tiled bathrooms chosen for style and practicality. Blinds are fitted in all bedrooms and bathrooms, and battens provided for hanging curtains in other living spaces. Just add your own furnishings to make your home just right for you. Check out our Decor Policy for more details on how you can make your space your own.
Our contemporary kitchens are carefully designed to make cooking, eating and socialising a pleasure. All come kitted with stylish fitted cabinets, hardy worktops, easy-clean floors and LED spotlights to keep the space light and bright, even on a a dull day.
With a range of integrated appliances including: electric oven, ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, you’re equipped with all the standard modcons you need for the demands of modern living.
All our homes are fitted with a modern white bathroom suite with integrated bath and shower, chrome fittings, modern tiling and heated towel rails. Patterned glass windows and blinds are fitted for your privacy.
A smart downstairs WC offers you flexibility for all your guest and family needs, and many of our properties also come with ensuites for one or more bedrooms.
Modern heating, plumbing and electrics come as standard. All our EPC B rated homes are well insulated to keep you cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold. This keeps your carbon emissions and bills lower.
Gas central heating, with programmable thermostats gives you total control, year-round.
We want all our residents to feel at ease in their homes and neighbourhoods, so our properties come with multipoint locking systems for all exterior doors, and UPVC window locks with child-safety features.
Your fitted smoke, heat and CO2 detectors, and your boiler, will be tested annually by our property management team for your safety and peace of mind.
Our surroundings have never been more important, so we want to make it easy for our residents to access green spaces on their doorstep. Relax, socialise or play in your own private lawned garden, and park your car with total peace of mind in your own driveway or designated parking space.
Wide pavements make our neighbourhoods safer for walkers, wheelchair users and families with pushchairs. Communal green spaces and planting around the neighbourhood are kept neat and tidy by our property management team.
We think UK renters deserve better. Here are just some of the benefits we’ve built in to make your everyday joy-full and hassle-free.
Unlike dealing with some private landlords, our residents know exactly what to expect when they rent with us. No nasty surprises, sudden visits or unexpected fees. Just upfront contracts, expert support and the peace of mind that because we're professional landlords, we're in it for the long term - so you can relax and settle into your Start Living home.
Got cats? Dogs? A tortoise? Three hamsters? Pets are welcome at most of our properties, so you can bring your best friends with you! Check out our Pet Policy for more details. Or if you’re already a resident, get in touch with us to discuss any animal additions to your family and fetch our Pet Application Form.
All our properties come fresh and well-finished, but we know sometimes a house won’t feel like home until you’ve put your own stamp on it. That’s why we allow our residents to set the tone, by decorating their new home. For more details on how you can curate your space, check out our Decoration Policy and send us a completed Alterations Request Form outlining your plans.
All of our homes are well insulated and built to a high standard, with brand new boilers and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of B. This means you can stay warm and cosy while keeping both your carbon emissions and your energy bills low. Find out more about our sustainability approach.
All our developments have been carefully located for easy access to key amenities, including schools, shops, restaurants and health services. And with local economic centres and transport links on the doorstep, our neighbourhoods are also commuter-friendly, whether you need to drive, bus, train, cycle or walk to work. Check out our locations.
Every house comes with its own driveway or designated parking space, so safe parking is a cinch. No hunting for a nearby space after a long day or a big shop. No hauling luggage (or the family!) about, or trekking back and forth in the rain because you’ve had to park three streets over.
Because we build and manage whole neighbourhoods specifically for renters, that means the people living around you are also likely to be Start Living residents. So if you’re feeling social and fancy making some local connections, we’ll be hosting community events where you can get to know your neighbours.
Our friendly property management team is on hand to help with any questions or problems you might have. They also oversee general maintenance for all our properties and neighbourhoods to keep everything neat, tidy and running smoothly. Get in touch.
All our residents have 24/7 access to their own Start Living portal, where they can find their tenancy documents and useful how to guides for their properties and appliances. Any maintenance requirements can be logged and tracked easily, to get problems sorted as soon as possible. Log in to the portal.