August 5, 2016 Regina Copado

Dandara Living raises the bar in luxury rental homes for Aberdeen

CGI of Forbes Place apartments

A major new development of luxury homes to rent in Aberdeen, the first of its kind in Scotland, will raise the bar on the standard of living available to those looking to lease rather than buy a permanent home, when it welcomes its first residents this summer.

Forbes Place by Dandara Living at Stoneywood, brings a new definition of quality in studio, one and two bedroom apartments, as well as exclusive three-bedroom townhouses, to the city’s rental marketplace.

Build-to-rent

It is Scotland’s first bespoke build-to-rent community, featuring 292 fully-furnished apartments and townhouses all constructed to Dandara’s renowned and exacting high standard.

Mandy Anderson, who has joined Dandara Living as leasing manager and will lead the new development’s leasing and ongoing customer service team, says Forbes Place offers a key assurance which other rental properties in the city cannot. Unlike apartments owned as investments by individuals, or rented by trusts or other organisations, every property at Forbes Place offers security of tenure:

For those renting a home from an individual owner or investment landlord, there is always the risk that the property could be put up for sale on the open market, leaving the tenant to find themselves somewhere else to live, and often at short notice.

At Forbes Place there is no risk that your lease will be terminated due to the property being sold on the open market – your tenancy is assured, and can last as long as you need it to.

Owned by LaSalle Investment Management and managed by Dandara Living, every home at Forbes Place is available for lease only – to individuals or companies requiring accommodation for employees, for example from the international energy industry’s dynamic workforce.

Mandy Anderson explains:

For companies looking to invest in the long-term lease of a number of properties for employees’ use, Forbes Place offers fully-managed homes which are maintained by Dandara Living on behalf of the owner – removing the uncertainty associated with leasing individually owned properties or booking hotel rooms.

High-quality services

Each property at Forbes Place features every aspect of modern living expected in a new home – including secure Amazon parcel receipt services and refrigerated storage for groceries, fast fibre broadband connections and underground parking.

CGI of townhouses for rent at Forbes Place

CGI of townhouses at Forbes Place

Mandy says:

These are homes for economically mobile professionals who require flexibility – they want to enjoy the benefits of modern living on their terms without being tied to a purchase, in the same way they stream music and TV services wherever they are, hire a car when they have a requirement and use online shopping and delivery services first.

Aberdeen’s dynamic international workforce has had very limited access to property to rent of this standard – the majority of apartments available on shorter and medium-term agreements are aged, lacking the benefits of a modern, purpose-built community.

Every resident at Forbes Place is a customer, not just a tenant – the development is intended to have a real feeling of community, with many residents who will be with us for the medium-term having regular neighbours who have very similar lifestyles.

New rental concept

Ms Anderson has joined Dandara Living with significant experience of Aberdeen’s changing property rental market, having initially worked with her family’s firm in the sector and, more recently, with a major national letting agency. She believes Forbes Place brings a real step change to the city’s property market.

Build-to-rent developments are hugely important to the business communities of major cities in the UK and worldwide. The concept has become crucial to London and Manchester’s cosmopolitan work forces, and its arrival in Aberdeen will make a real difference to the city as a place to do business.

Location is a major consideration for business travellers and a key attraction of Forbes Place is its location close to major centres of employment, including the headquarters of large-scale energy sector companies, and business parks such as D2 and ABZ in the Aberdeen International Airport zone.

Mandy explains:

Being 10 minutes from the airport, and benefiting from major transport links to the city centre and beyond, Forbes Place is the perfect location for those who fly in and out of Aberdeen on business.

Knowing that there is onsite support, through our seven-days-a-week management team, also provides residents with a real feeling of security, which is also of huge importance.

For more information about Forbes Place, visit www.forbesplace.com.