In recent years the larger Housing Associations have expanded their housing activity into the delivery of homes for the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This market activity has been undertaken to help subsidise further affordable housing provisions. Through this activity they have developed the appreciation of risk, finance and commerciality.
Most associations are well capitalised so they are able to borrow in order to build a PRS portfolio and the larger organisations also have the development expertise needed to undertake build-to-let. As an established provider of homes for rent, Housing Associations would be able to provide investors with comfort in regards to their ability to manage their properties and tenants.
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