The Financial Times asked experts to identify six trends that will change property and the way people live in the United Kingdom. One trend? The rise of the BTR ("build-to-rent") sector. To get a sense of what the small but growing UK BTR sector might look like in future, the FT interviewed a Cortland resident across the pond in the United States.
From the article: "Joi Light, 35, lives in a low-rise apartment building in Atlanta, Georgia. She loves her landlord, but it is not a person — it is a company. Cortland owns 11,000 apartments across the city and controls everything, including the leases, the maintenance and the bills. “It’s definitely exceeded my expectations,” says Light. She works full-time and is a parent, she adds, which leaves her no time to chase up an errant landlord over problems such as repairs."