Leaf Living to offer SFH BTR with SmartRent tech

Leaf Living introduces single-family Build to Rent homes connected with SmartRent Home Automation Technology.

Leaf Living's single-family Build to Rent homes. The company partners with SmartRent to provide home automation technology in its homes | BTR News
Leaf Living's single-family Build to Rent homes. The company partners with SmartRent to provide home automation technology in its homes.

Leaf Living partners with smart home technology provider, SmartRent, to install solutions in its single-family Build to Rent homes that allows families to control their home from their phones. SmartRent Home Automation Technology will provide residents with the ability to lock and unlock their front door, issue one-time access codes to visitors, and set and control heating and the installed Ring camera doorbell and security alarm.

Viewings are also easier with the adoption of SmartRent’s Self-Guided Tours. These tours offer potential tenants the privacy to view properties unaccompanied, with the comfort of taking their time during the viewing. Leaf Living’s property managers can also remotely monitor utilities systems serving homes, so they can promptly engage their maintenance teams when needed, often before the resident notices.

“Today’s residents actively seek out properties that deliver a modern living experience, and site teams caring for the properties benefit from the efficiencies that smart technology brings. We’re pleased to work with Leaf Living to bring solutions to their properties that make life easier for all users.”

Muir Baxter-Yiannou, UK Sales Director, SmartRent

Leaf Living’s newest single-family Build to Rent development – The Paddocks – is located on the outskirts of picturesque Tye Green village, near Braintree and at Fontwell Meadows, located in West Sussex, just west of Arundel. Launched in September 2022, The Paddocks comprises two, three and four-bedroom homes. The development is set to complete by mid-2024.

With homes designed for the 21st century, the new traditionally designed properties offer flexibility and security not generally found in the wider private rental sector. Residents have a range of tenancy lengths to choose from, including 12, 24 and 36 months, with the option to extend it further.

Leaf Living’s commitment to provide the highest level of property management combined with SmartRent’s latest smart home automation technology ensures immediate operational efficiencies, as well as a top-end living experience.

“Leaf Living offers a new way to rent a home. Our secure tenancy options and deposit-free schemes give our residents certainty and control, while the option to decorate and bring your pets with you truly make a Leaf Living house a home.

“Partnering with SmartRent is our latest initiative to meet the needs of our busy residents, especially during a time when energy costs are a concern; this technology makes day-to-day living more convenient and could mean potential cost savings too, with residents able to control their heating from their phone, away from the home. The technology also ensures that we are in the best possible position to maintain our properties efficiently and effectively.”

Tiffany Harrison, Head of Lettings, Leaf Living

Leaf Living works with construction partners to deliver high-quality, new-build single-family Build to Rent homes in desirable suburban locations. Its first development, Fontwell Meadows, launched in July 2022 and is expected to complete at the end of 2024. Located in Fontwell, West Sussex, the development comprises a range of two, three and four-bedroom houses. The Paddocks is Leaf Living’s second and newest scheme.