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Nuvu Living to introduce three-year tenancy agreements

Nuvu Living is believed to be one of Britain’s first private landlords to introduce three-year tenancies. They will be available from next week, (w/c 9 July) for customers looking to move into new PRS developments at Nuvu Birchwood and Nuvu Church Street, both in Warrington. The landlord will also offer the extended tenancies at its new developments Nuvu Amberley Drive in Wythenshawe, Manchester and Nuvu Covent Garden in Stockport.

Paul Warburton, Director of Property Operations at Nuvu Living, part of Your Housing Group, said: “Nuvu Living is proud to introduce three-year tenancies.  Our intention with this offer is to provide our customers a greater level of security and stability to allow them to plan over a longer horizon.  Three-year tenancies are a step in our aspiration to create life-long tenancies for our customers.

“We believe that renting should not be viewed as solely for those people who cannot afford to buy their own home.  Landlords have a responsibility to provide rental solutions that are a positive life style choice and a meaningful alternative to home ownership, from first home to retirement options.  As such, a landlord’s service provided to tenants should have safety, security and longevity at its core, to enable renters to make longer term decisions about their home type, location and community.

“This initial step follows active consultation with prospective customers at our Nuvu Birchwood development, where overwhelmingly customers supported the longer-term view.”

The number of people living in the private rented sector has doubled over the past decade.  A fifth of all British households – around five million people – rent their homes privately. Eighty percent – approximately four million people – are on contracts of six to twelve months – and a quarter of these renters are believed to be families with children. 

Paul added: “Offering longer tenancies enables Nuvu Living to develop a better understanding of our customers’ needs and stronger landlord-tenant relationships.  Ultimately, it means we can better support communities to thrive.  We are strongly supportive of the Government’s initiative to provide longer term tenancies and will respond to the Government’s consultation process accordingly.”

July 2018

Can you channel the spirit of Stockport and name our new apartment blocks?

Can you suggest names for our four apartment blocks within our new, £9.4m Nuvu Covent Garden development in Stockport?

The winner will get to officially unveil the name plaques AND walk away with £100 of gift vouchers!

Nuvu Covent Garden will feature 74 homes, offering a mixture of one, two and three bed apartments and houses. They’ll be available to rent, buy or purchase through shared ownership.

Now we invite you to send in four original name suggestions, which all share a common theme. We want you to take inspiration from the local area and its history for example, the cultural link with painter L.S Lowry, Stockport’s musical landscape and the tradition of manufacturing in the area.

The winner, who the judging panel believe best captures the spirit of the new site, will win two gift cards worth £100 for the Light Cinema, at Redrock, in Stockport and be given the opportunity to unveil permanent plaques outside each block.

The competition will be judged by Lorraine Donnelly, Nuvu Living’s development director at Your Housing Group.

Lorraine said: “This is a great opportunity for a local resident to permanently name a stunning new development in Stockport town centre. Nuvu Covent Garden was depicted in L.S Lowry’s 1930 painting ‘A street in Stockport – Crowther Street’ and the town has a varied and interesting industrial past.

 

“Stockport is also a musical town, Strawberry Studios, the legendary recording studio is located here and Blossoms, who launched their second album from an ice cream van at Foodie Friday, are proud Stopfordians. It’s time to get creative and think about what names capture the heart of Stockport.”

Email your four connected names to [email protected]uliving.co.uk with ‘Covent Garden Naming Comp’ in the subject line. Or Tweet @nuvuliving using the hashtag #RenameCG

You need to act fast! The competition closing date is Wednesday 25 July 2018.

For more information or to make an enquiry about renting or buying a new home at Nuvu Covent Garden call 01925 592290.

Sales success at new housing development

Almost half of new homes at a £6.5 million development in Birchwood have been reserved before construction has been completed.

So far 28 homes, included 23 rented homes and five shared ownership houses on the 66-home Nuvu Birchwood development, have been reserved with the scheme set to complete in mid-2019.

The development in Admirals Road provides a range of two and three-bedroom homes, constructed by MCI Developments Limited in partnership with Warrington Borough Council and Homes England.

Nuvu Living’s Development Director Lorraine Donnelly said:

“We’re delighted by how popular Birchwood is. There’s clearly a huge demand for modern, high quality rented and shared ownership homes in the area. Residents have told us they like the bright, airy rooms, gardens, fully fitted kitchens and high-quality finishes we offer.

“Nuvu Living is designed to fit around busy lifestyles, offering ready-to-move-into contemporary homes for people who prefer the flexibility of renting or are not yet ready to buy their own home.”

Morgan Ashurst, 22, the first resident to move into Nuvu Birchwood, said:

“My partner Kim and I had been looking for a new home for a while. We both moved from Leicester to the North West for new jobs and wanted a home with a private garden. We can’t wait to get settled into our new three-bedroom home. For the first time we’ll have enough room for guests to stay and be able to have a home office.

“The location is perfect for my new job near Bury. We wanted something modern, with stylish bathrooms and contemporary fittings. Most rentals are dated and don’t have such high-spec details, so we were blown away when we looked around Birchwood.”

The development is close to the M6 motorway and minutes from Birchwood train station, which offers a 20-minute train commute to both Liverpool and Manchester. Local amenities such as the Birchwood shopping centre, Asda, Latchford Medical Centre and Birchwood Forest Park.

There are three types of homes and they include fully fitted kitchen units, an integrated energy efficient cooker and hob, fridge freezer, fan assisted oven, washer dryer, walk-in showers and baths, ceramic tiles, ceramic wash basin, blinds and carpet throughout, double glazing, turfed front and rear gardens and parking.

For more information or to make an enquiry about renting or buying a new home at Birchwood please visit http://nuvuliving.co.uk/ or call 01925 592290

Nuvu Birchwood show home opens: reservations being taken now

Nuvu Birchwood has opened its doors to the public for the first time.

The show home will be open from 10am to 4pm on Friday April 20, Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22.

The two- and three-bedroom homes are available for rent and shared ownership and reservations are already being taken. They’re proving popular with commuters and families thanks to their proximity to nearby transport links and community facilities such as the Birchwood shopping centre, schools and GP surgeries.

With the train station a short walk away, commuters will also be able to benefit from a 20-minute train commute to both Liverpool and Manchester.

Nuvu Living is designed to fit around today’s busy lifestyles with customers able to benefit from additional services, such as ironing, gardening and cleaning.

To find out more, visit the show home now on Admirals Road or to make an enquiry call 01925 592290.

Works starts on new homes in sought after Birchwood location

Work is underway on the development of 66 new homes in the heart of Birchwood, Warrington.

The development on Admirals Road is the first in a series of new rental developments from Nuvu Living. Although a new name to the rental sector, Nuvu Living was formerly known to many in the area as Hive – the private rental specialists behind the highly successful Church Street development of 106 homes near Warrington town centre.

Nuvu Living is a Your Housing Group company, which has a portfolio of 28,000 homes across the North of England and has ambitions to build thousands more homes for people at all stages of life.

The new Birchwood development will comprise of two and three-bedroom homes for private rent and a number for shared ownership homes available to purchase as part of Your Housing Group’s ongoing commitment to tackling the housing crisis in the North West.

The new homes are set to be popular with commuters and families thanks to their close proximity to nearby transport links and community facilities such as the Birchwood shopping centre, schools and doctors surgeries. With the train station a short walk away, commuters will also be able to benefit from a 20-minute train commute to both Liverpool and Manchester.

The first phase of homes is anticipated to be completed and ready to rent from early 2018 and are being constructed by MCI Developments Limited in partnership with Warrington Borough Council and Homes England.

According to official figures, supply of new homes in Warrington is not meeting demand, with a predicted shortfall of 157 homes per year until 2029, demonstrating the desperate need for new homes in the area.

Nuvu Living is designed to fit around today’s busy lifestyles with customers able to benefit from additional services, such as ironing, gardening, dog walking and dry-cleaning collection.

John Cogbill, Chief Operating Officer at Your Housing Group said: “Demand for homes in Warrington is on the rise so we are delighted to be providing these high quality new homes in such a prime spot in Birchwood.

“At Nuvu Living we embrace the principle that renting a home is a lifestyle choice and we’ve spotted the opportunity to offer great family homes with long term rentals to enable people to lay down roots in an area without the uncertainty of short term tenancies. Residents will even have access to our handyman and have the option to add on additional services.

“We’re delighted that work has begun and we look forward to seeing our first residents move in next year.”

For more information or to make an enquiry please visit http://nuvuliving.co.uk/ or call 01925 592290.

Nuvu Living launches new look website & social platforms

Nuvu Living has launched its new website, giving customers, friends and family the opportunity to discover more about the innovative rental company at a click of a button.

The launch of the new site also coincides with the launch of their new look, following the change of name from their previous name Hive. Nuvu Living is all about lifestyle choice, especially in today’s world where home ownership is definitely a thing of the past for many people.

Since the launch of their first private rental development, Church Street in Warrington a couple of years ago, Nuvu Living has gone from strength to strength and is due to announce several new developments to its portfolio in the coming weeks.

Anyone interested in finding out more information about Nuvu Living should call our lettings team on 01925 592290.