More news this week of Grainger expanding its investment in the Build to Rent sector.  Good for Grainger but there's still more to do to unlock the potential of this important contribution to new housing delivery, including:

-Planning. Greater recognition of Build to Rent which still struggles to compete with open market housing. Greater policy encouragement via NPPF is still required.

-Financial. Relaxation to SDLT rules on multiple properties that inadvertently catch out BTR as well as VAT incentives on operation and incentives to ease pressure on front end funding.

-Policy. Recognising the value and contribution that BTR can play in social and economic development making our communities and cities more vibrant and supportive of a dynamic and flexible workforce.