Get Living London, the private rental development created from the former Olympic athletes’ village in Stratford, has been named Private Rented Sector Project of the Year at the inaugural MIPIM UK awards. The award was presented by TV personality Clare Balding in a ceremony during the three day MIPIM UK event at Olympia, London on 17 October.
The judges made their award to the project in recognition of the project’s straightforward rentals without hidden fees or extras; the availability of long term tenancies of up to three years, with the flexibility of breaks; and the benefit of a direct relationship with the locally based management team seven days a week.
“We are delighted to receive this award which recognizes the company’s concerted effort to shake up the private rental sector through this exemplary project,” said Neil Young, Get Living London’s chief executive. “We are proud to be commended for the high quality of the homes and our provision of a service which we feel is currently unparalleled.”
The first units at Get Living London were handed over to the company in November 2013 and the company has recently announced its 1,000th resident moved in. The company is continuing to take on and rent additional units in the village, with a series of retail units now letting to local businesses, providing an additional benefit to the growing community.