ZOOPLA RECOGNISES HOW FIZZY IS TRANSFORMING LONDON’S LETTINGS MARKET

Fizzy breaks new ground in its quest to reinvent renting. The popular property portal Zoopla recently featured Fizzy in an article on how technology is changing the rental market and the popularity of ‘virtual viewings'; a concept we introduced last year.

Read the article here:

Here’s how YOU can go on a viewing… from the comfort of your own home

Struggling to find time to go on rental viewings? Let your smartphone or tablet do the hard work instead…

By Annabel Dixon
December 28, 2015 01:00

What’s the latest?

Live video calling services, Skype and FaceTime, are transforming London’s letting market as renters opt for new ‘virtual’ property viewings over attending in person.

Fizzy Living, the private rental landlord in London, has seen a “steep rise” in requests for its online service this year. And 20% of viewings across its four available developments have been carried out via tablets and smartphones in the last six months.

On 10 separate cases, customers signed on the dotted line without ever seeing the homes in person.

Why is it happening?

London’s housing shortage has created a fast-moving rental market, according to Sophie Lau, marketing manager for Fizzy Living.

She explained: “For our customers, the online experience still has the personal interaction of a traditional viewing plus it saves them time and hassle – which is what it’s all about for us.”

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Who does it affect?

Renters are mainly graduates or young professionals in their 20s and 30s who are used to doing things online. Signing a lease after a remote viewing is “not a big deal”.

It’s also popular with people living overseas and relocating to London. The service has started to catch on with time-poor Londoners too.

Sounds interesting. What’s the background?

Skype and FaceTime are not the only shows in town. Periscope and Meerkat are two live streaming services that are making waves in the property market. They can also be used to conduct live viewings and open house events.

“The experience still has the personal interaction of a traditional viewing plus it saves them time and hassle – which is what it’s all about for us.”

Drones are being used too, particularly for large country estates. That’s because the small remote control helicopters with video cameras attached can offer a bird’s eye view of what’s up for grabs. Though not necessarily live, drones can offer potential renters or buyers alike panoramic footage of the property and grounds as well as the neighbourhood.

Drones are also useful for properties that are hard to reach, allowing interested people to get a good feel for what’s on offer before making the journey.

Top 3 takeaways

Up to 20% of Fizzy Living’s viewings since July were carried out remotely.

Overseas customers, graduates and young professionals as well as time-poor Londoners are leading the way.

The trend for online viewings is set to increase as the service and products evolve..

FIZZY AND THE NEW BREED OF LANDLORDS

“An immaculate new flat, block managers so attentive that they will change light bulbs, a friendly atmosphere where neighbours socialise together and rent that the sisters feel is reasonable for Central London”

We were recently  featured in The Times  in an article about the growing and very promising build-to-rent sector as one of the corporate landlords leading the march. A big thank you to our Fizzy Stepney Green tenants Marina and Alexandra for their kind words. It’s great to hear that our tenants are happy and enjoying renting with us – this is what we’re all about.

The Upward march of the new landlordsOriginal source- The Times, 5th February 2016

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/…/life/property/article4682126.ece

 

 

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Fizzy reaches 1000 PRS units with latest deal in West London

Fizzy Living the leader in the field of PRS has announced the acquisition of the Material Store at The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes. The acquisition, Fizzy’s eighth, has planning consent for 164 units of one and two bedroom flats all for market rent. This will bring Fizzy’s total to 1000 units just in time for Christmas, putting it well on track to reach its target of 5000 units in 5 years.

Material Store is being delivered by HUB, a developer of mid-market London homes, in partnership with Bridges Ventures, the UK’s largest social impact investor. The Material Store is HUB’s second purpose-built private rental development after the Rehearsal Rooms in North Acton. In addition to the Material Store, HUB will deliver the Boiler House a 54-apartment scheme aimed at first-time buyers, which will sit next door to Fizzy.

The Old Vinyl Factory, which lies within the London Borough of Hillingdon, is a £250m mixed use regeneration scheme. The 17acre site is being developed by U+I Group and will deliver 630 new homes, office and retail space, museum, landscaped areas and playground, cinema and live music venue. Completion is expected in February 2018.

Purchased by EMI records in 1907 the site functioned as a record factory for over half a century and produced vinyl records for artists during the period including The Beatles, The Rolling StonesCliff Richard and Pink Floyd. It was renamed The Old Vinyl Factory after it was bought by Purplexed, a joint venture between Cathedral Group PLC and Development Securities PLC, in 2011.

The purchase includes reception space for a Fizzy onsite property manager, car park and a communal garden. It is excellently located, 5 minutes from both Hayes High Street Hayes and Harlington National Rail Station. Crossrail is expected to run from Hayes and Harlington from May 2018 (full service operating in 2019).

Harry Downes, Managing Director of Fizzy commented, “The Old Vinyl Factory is a fantastic re-development of a historic and iconic brand and we are delighted be part of it. We look forward to delivering 164 units to our target market of young professionals and with the site due to complete in early 2018 it will be just in time for Crossrail. It is also great to be working with HUB who shares our ethos in creating high-quality homes for London’s renters.”

Steve Sanham, development director at HUB, said: “London faces not only a shortage of sensibly priced homes for sale, but homes for rent too. This is our second major London Build to Rent scheme encouraging long-term responsible ownership and offering regular Londoners access to high quality housing. HUB’s commitment is very much to creating sensibly priced homes that set new standards for the areas in which we build, and we are delighted to be bringing the Material Store forward for development with Fizzy Living.”

Notes to editors:

Fizzy

Fizzy is owned by Thames Valley Housing (TVH) and Silver Arrow. Recently, Fizzy received a capital commitment of up to £200m from Silver Arrow, an investment entity owned by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

Secure rental income streams make the project very attractive to developer and bank investors. Developers will have the opportunity to invest into the scheme through offering rental stock assets in return for equity, which will generate an income.

Brand marketing of the property portfolio will be financed by Fizzy. The aim is to provide a brand associated with high-quality private rental accommodation.

Click here for an animated infographic on what Fizzy delivers; http://vimeo.com/81593331

Thames Valley Housing Association

 Thames Valley Housing Association (TVH), based in Twickenham, South West London, was founded in 1966.The association owns, manages and administers loans for over 14,000 properties in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has 679 properties under construction. TVH provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, market rent, student and key worker accommodation, working with eight NHS Trusts. In year 2010-11 the association provided 1,175 new homes and generated a financial surplus of £11.2 million.

The Old Vinyl Factory

 The Old Vinyl Factory is a £250m mixed use regeneration scheme to redevelop the site of the former EMI/HMV factory close to Hayes and Harlington station, delivering 4,000 new jobs, 630 new homes including affordable housing, 750,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, a cinema/restaurant complex, new cafes and shops among 16,500 sq. m. landscaped squares and public spaces.

Plans include the Central Research Laboratory – the UK’s first full-service incubator for hi-tech manufacturing entrepreneurs combining research and development space with commercial training, mentoring, a small-batch production facility and seed-funding.

HUB

 HUB is the specialist London mid-market residential developer incubated by the founders of Squarestone, Tim Barlow and Robert Sloss. It was formed with the single-minded aim of bringing quality new homes within reach of hard working Londoners. Current residential developments across London include

The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, Hoola London in the Royal Victoria Docks, Victoria Square in Acton and Chesterfield House in Wembley.

Squarestone has a strong track record as a serial real estate entrepreneur, incubating new property businesses focused on markets where there is a demand – supply disequilibrium. In the past 12 years, projects it has supported have included Squarestone Brasil – a retail development business in Brazil, F15 – a large housing project of 640 homes in Suffolk and a London office investment portfolio.

Bridges Ventures

 Bridges Ventures LLP (“Bridges Ventures”) is a specialist fund manager dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to create superior returns for both investors and society at large.

Founded in 2002, Bridges now manages almost £500m across its Sustainable Growth, Property and Social Sector Funds.

Bridges Property Alternatives invests either directly or via joint ventures in property and property-backed operating businesses. It targets niche sectors affected by changing demographics and consumer needs, including healthcare, education, SME business space and affordable residential accommodation, as well as other sectors where there is identifiable occupational demand in growth locations.

TEAM FIZZY

WE’RE HIRING! EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR A JUNIOR PROPERTY MANAGER

Do you want to join Team Fizzy?

We’re looking for a Junior Property Manager to join our team in the New Year. You’ll be the on site presence at our Fizzy Poplar scheme working alongside the Operations Team.

Each of our Schemes has a Property Manager, so we have good experience of what is required and you will get plenty of support from them as you settle into the job.

Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will deliver excellent customer service and able to promptly deal with tenants enquiries, be a self-starter and an independent worker. You would also have to be highly organised and be able to build good working relationship with the tenants as well as the management company responsible for the overall site management  of the building. Most importantly, we want someone who likes to have fun too!

To see the job description and to apply, please follow this link

http://www.tvha.co.uk/…/junior-property-manager-fizzy-livi…/

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INTRODUCING FIZZY VIRTUAL VIEWINGS – VIEW HOW YOU WANT TO

Flat-hunting just got easier.

Fizzy is proud to introduce virtual viewings so prospective tenants can now view our properties how they want to; either in person, over Skype, or FaceTime. We know how stressful finding a flat in London can be but we really do things differently here and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree. We’re all about hassle-free renting, and this begins right from the beginning when you first start to think about finding a new home:

  • No need to spend hours on property portals – all our available flats for rent are listed on our own portal. Search 1, 2 or 3 bed properties by building, view actual images, see floorplans and EPCs, and book a viewing for specific flats.
  • No pushy estate agents (no agency fees – result!)– you’ll be dealing with us directly and our dedicated Sales Team will help you pick your ideal flat and arrange a viewing for you when you want and you how you want…
  • No need to take a day off work – save time and hassle and just Skype or FaceTime us during your lunch break or whenever you get spare moment. We’ll show you around the exact flat you enquired about and as it’s still a 1 to 1 viewing, you’ll have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you’d like and also beat the queue to reserve it.

Still need to see it in person? We’ll arrange it. But don’t worry about reserving a flat over a video call; we’ve had many internationals relocating to the city and time-poor Londoners who have appreciated a virtual viewing and reserved a flat this way. Fizzy aims to reinvent renting; we’ve been making renting easy and enjoyable for over 3 years and we’re proud to say we have the happiest tenants in town.

For any questions and all enquiries, please contact the Sales Team:

Phone: 020 3078 7905

Email: hello@fizzyliving.com

Skype ID: fizzy_living 

Join the Fizzy revolution. Isn’t it about time you enjoy renting too?

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK- BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM FLAT IN FIZZY CANNING TOWN

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Huge private balcony

Fizzy is excited to offer this beautiful and modern 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment in our very popular Fizzy Canning Town development.

Located on the 10th floor of the building, this flat is one of only two 3 bedroom apartments in Fizzy Canning Town. The flat, which spans the length of the whole building, features 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is an en-suite), a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area, and an exceptionally large private balcony – big enough to play cricket on!

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Fully integrated kitchen

The kitchen is fully integrated with high quality Bosch white goods including fridge, freezer, electric hob, oven, grill, microwave and a dishwasher. There is also washing and drying machine tucked away in a separate utility cupboard which also offers plenty of storage space. The dual aspect lounge and dinning area is bright and spacious and leads to the huge west facing private balcony offering stunning views across London.

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Master bedroom

All of the bedrooms come with soft carpets and huge aluminium window frames which flood the entire apartment with the afternoon sun. The master bedroom comprises of a modern en-suite bathroom and an in-built wardrobe.

Benefits of renting with Fizzy:

  • Free Wi-Fi for the length of the tenancy with options to upgrade
  • Contract free TV packages
  • A dedicated and professional on site property manager for a hassle free tenancy and peace of mind. They are known to feed the fish and water your plants when you’re away!
  • Parcel collection and delivery service
  • Complimentary clean and maintenance check on all fixtures and fittings
  • Secure and free bike storage
  • On site dry cleaning service
  • No middle men which means no agency fees!*
  • Parking spaces in the secure underground car park**
  • A strong community with invites to exclusive tenant events and parties
  • We’re your direct, reliable and friendly landlord that you can trust J
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Fizzy Canning Town

Fizzy Canning Town is less than 5 minutes walk from Canning Town station, 2 stops away from Canary Wharf and 15 minutes away from Central London which makes this site very popular among professionals. Furthermore, Canning Town is also 2 stops away from buzzing Stratford, home to Westfield shopping centre. It is so large it has its own postcode! Stratford is also packed full of trendy bars, pubs, restaurants, a 17 screen cinema and the UK’s largest casino.

To book a viewing or for further information, please contact the Fizzy Sales Team on 020 3078 7905 or email hello@fizzyliving.com

*A booking fee is required to reserve a flat and cover tenant referencing costs
**Limited availability with an additional monthly cost

FIZZY THE PET FRIENDLY LANDLORD IN THE METRO

We recently appeared in the Metro and what a cracking headline! It’s great to have the recognition that we’re shaking up the rental market and we’re pleased to say that we welcome your pets to join the Fizzy revolution too!

A huge thanks to our wonderful tenants Tina and Basil who are featured in the article!

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Original source – Metro, 29th September 2015

Our buildings in Epsom, Poplar, Stepney Green and Lewisham are all PET-FRIENDLY*. There’s no need to cough up a huge deposit upfront; just monthly pet rent that covers additional communal cleaning and unlimited access to the Fizzy Pet Stations in reception areas.

*subject to Landlord approval

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Milo and the Pet Station at Fizzy Stepney Green

For all enquiries, please email the Sales Team at hello@fizzyliving.com or call 07557 523804.

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FIZZY STEPNEY GREEN WINS THE BEST PRS DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Fizzy is delighted to have won PRS DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR for our Fizzy City (Stepney Green) scheme at the Inside Housing Top 60 Developments Awards.

IH PRS Development of the Year

Dan Read, Sophie Lau, Kassy Essiet and Niall Malone

“Fizzy Living clearly demonstrates its understanding of, and commitment to, the sector with established management standards and its focus on creating a sense of community “

Joanna Embling, Property Consultant

Thank you to Inside Housing, H+H and the hilarious Rufus Hound for a very enjoyable Friday afternoon. It’s great to be recognised as one of the leaders in the very competitive and fast-paced private rented sector. We hope to keep the momentum going by delivering more Fizzy schemes across London in the next 5 years, and alongside other PRS developers, create a successful and fully established sector that provides a sustainable solution to the housing crisis.

A final thanks to the real reason why we won this award…the lovely Kassy Essiet, the ‘Bob’ at Fizzy City (Stepney Green). Our Bobs are so much more than property managers, and the reasons why we have full occupancy and the happiest tenants in town!

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Kassy Essiet, ‘Bob’ at Fizzy City (Stepney Green)

Fizzy City (Stepney Green) comprises 63 one, two and three bedroom flats. All Fizzy tenants benefit from free wifi, a dedicated property manager, contract free TV & broadband packages, complimentary clean and maintenance check on fixtures and fittings, free bike storage, on site dry cleaning, a library and a pet station. For all enquiries, please email the Sales Team at hello@fizzyliving.com or call 07557 523804.

FIZZY FOODIES

Attention all Fizzy Foodies based at our East London sites, if you fancy a delicious food filled weekend then check out this food market crawl, including London’s most renowned food market Borough Market, the electric Maltby Street Market and brand new offering Druid Street Market.

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Each market is a short walk away from the next, so join in with the hustle and bustle and market hop, filling up on delicious bites along the way. The abundance of food on offer is truly mouth watering; from fresh seafood paella, Japanese gyoza, African wraps, creamy tartiflette and the classic cheese toastie, to unbeatable donuts, aromatic London brewed coffee, refreshing cocktails and salted caramel treats – you are guaranteed a fun and tasty day out. The only downside is having to make a decision!

 

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Get inspired by the general buzz and endless colour, smells, and flavours on offer, eat as you go, fill up bags with baked goods and ingredients to bring home for a weekend of cooking or find some truly unique gifts for foodie friends! A short tube ride away from our Canning Town, Stepney Green and Poplar developments (nearest tube stop London Bridge) – this food filled day out is a must!

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Tweet us @FizzyLiving or tag us on instagram @fizzyliving  with foodie photos #fizzyfoodies, we want to see how you get on!

 

 

 

Borough Market: 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL (Open Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-6, Sat 8-5)

Maltby Street Market: 40 Maltby St,  SE1 3PA (Open Sat 9-4, Sun 11-4)

Druid Street Market: 126 Druid St,  SE1 2HH (Open Sat 9-4)