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About

A new standard
in renting

Placefirst is a residential lettings company with a difference. We don’t just let great homes – we also design, build, own and maintain those homes ourselves, all as part of the safe and friendly neighbourhoods we create.

And it’s the fact that we do it all, from start to finish, that makes living in a Placefirst home so easy, secure and enjoyable. It’s the only way to ensure you get the best possible experience.

About

A new standard
in renting

Placefirst is a residential lettings company with a difference. We don’t just let great homes – we also design, build, own and maintain those homes ourselves, all as part of the safe and friendly neighbourhoods we create.

And it’s the fact that we do it all, from start to finish, that makes living in a Placefirst home so easy, secure and enjoyable. It’s the only way to ensure you get the best possible experience.

About

A new standard
in renting

Placefirst is a residential lettings company with a difference. We don’t just let great homes – we also design, build, own and maintain those homes ourselves, all as part of the safe and friendly neighbourhoods we create.

And it’s the fact that we do it all, from start to finish, that makes living in a Placefirst home so easy, secure and enjoyable. It’s the only way to ensure you get the best possible experience.

Homes that make life better

Every practical, stylish Placefirst home has been thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of a busy modern lifestyle.

From the very start of every project, our architects explore how to make the best possible use of every building. That’s how we’re able to create spacious, light-filled homes for all sorts of households, from single occupants to big families. We also keep your utility bills nice and low because each home is insulated from top to bottom and has an energy-efficient boiler, double-glazing, and A-rated gas central heating. All of our homes are finished to a high specification, including modern appliances, contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, and quality fixtures and fittings. And should anything ever go wrong, we’ll be round to put it right!

Neighbourhoods that feel like home

Whether we’re revitalising streets of period homes or building new places from the ground up, Placefirst creates entire neighbourhoods where people really want to live. Where they can stay as long as they like, put down roots, and build the kind of future they want.

Just like our homes, our neighbourhoods make the best use of space. Whether it’s private terraces, attractive communal courtyards and gardens or children’s playgrounds, our neighbourhoods are designed to help communities to flourish and grow. So you can get to know your neighbours, have barbecues and other social events, and children can play out safely. There’s so much more to enjoy with Placefirst.

Our approach

We believe renting can be a genuine, long-term alternative to buying a house – as long as the home, the rent and the experience are just right. And all of that is exactly what you get with Placefirst! That’s because we think hard-working families deserve a better deal. We think they should be treated with care and respect by a company they can really trust and rely on.

People first

We care about how our neighbourhoods fit into each location: its local history, its people and its culture. That’s why we usually begin by talking to local people, businesses and community groups to find out what matters to them.

Back to brick

Whenever we begin to transform a neighbourhood, we strip every building back to the brick – inside and out. Not only does this mean we can ensure the structural integrity of each home, but that every home is brought up to modern standards with a really beautiful finish.

Sourcing locally

Wherever possible, we work with local suppliers and tradespeople – because we care about the local economy. Plus, it’s better for the environment if we’re not trucking people and materials in from far and wide.

Clever spaces

We get very creative about squeezing every last drop of space out of every home. Indoors, we design open-plan living areas to suit busy modern lifestyles. Outdoors, we create open spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy.

Design & planning

It’s not just our homes that are carefully designed and planned: our neighbourhoods are really well thought-out too. We take time to create great places that work for the whole community.

High-spec refurbishment

Every Placefirst home is beautifully remodelled using high-quality materials and modern construction techniques.

Energy efficiency

We keep your utility bills low by keeping our energy-efficiency high. We install efficient condensing boilers, high-quality double-glazing doors and windows, and A-rated gas central heating. And every home is fully insulated, top to bottom.

Finishing touches

Placefirst homes are all finished with high-quality contemporary fixtures and fittings – like timber-effect floors, smart kitchen units, bright white bathroom furniture, and modern tiling.

Community centred

We believe in community spirit, which is why we design real neighbourhoods around our homes. So in addition to private yards and gardens, we create public spaces which encourage community values and make it easier for residents to get to know each other.

Before and after

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Why Placefirst?

We believe that when you find the right property and the right landlord, renting can be a genuine long-term alternative to buying a house. At the core of our business, we believe our residents deserve a dedicated and professional service and a high quality home they can be proud of.

Unlike most other lettings companies, Placefirst builds, owns and manages our neighbourhoods ourselves. We develop everything to a high standard, creating homes that are safe and secure with high quality kitchens, bathrooms and stylish interiors.

A home to be proud of

Stunning magnet kitchens & modern interiors

A professional private landlord

An award-winning landlord you can trust

Safe & secure

High quality homes and 24/7 maintenance

In good company

Thriving family communities with open spaces to meet your neighbours

The latest from Placefirst

North East Artist of the Year 2021

Placefirst appoints new Chief Executive and Chairman to lead next phase of growth

Placefirst named Residential Innovator of the Year at Estates Gazette Awards 2019