Build to Rent

Build to Rent Canberra

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Under out build to rent model, we will offer rental-only buildings that give you more flexibility and security over your stay. When you sign up for an apartment to rent with us, you get to live like you own it.

You get to choose whether you want a long-term apartment lease in Canberra or a short-term stay in a Canberra fully furnished apartment for rent.

Our properties will be located in the best places in Canberra, from the CBD to Griffith and near Canberra Hospital.

And under our renter-first model, you not only get more flexibility over how long you stay, but you can also choose to have a pet (with permission), or decorate your apartment.

Essence Communities apartments for rent in Canberra will raise the bar on renting to make it as easy and streamlined as possible for your new home.

What is build to rent?

What is build to rent? This is a new renting model for Australia where tenants have more security over their stay. Under the build to rent model, the entire building is for renters and there is professional central management.

Build to rent models are common internationally, including in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is only a new phenomenon in Australia, but recent changes brought about from the Australian Government and state governments are spurring its development. Governments  have recognised the housing model, occasionally referred to as multi-family housing, can be better for renters because they have more control over their lease and can have the security of a long-term rental apartment in Canberra.

Under build to rent the whole rental property is owned by one owner and professionally managed. The units for rent were built to be rented long-term, not to be sold as soon as possible. This means they are made with liveability in mind first.

Build to rent in Canberra will offer a new way of living for renters, who can take advantage of better leasing terms and conditions for their home.

Where do I find build to rent properties in Canberra?

Build to rent Canberra apartments are being developed over the next few years. There is a development planned for build to rent in Braddon, and a site in Amaroo.

Essence Communities are seeking to find the best sites in Canberra for renters. This could include apartments for rent in Canberra city, Canberra CBD units, apartments for rent near ANU and the Canberra Hospital, South Canberra, Tuggeranong, Griffith, Reid and Barton. These are among the best places to live in Canberra.

Renting with Essence Communities makes it easy to find a furnished apartment for rent, a one-bedroom apartment for rent, or a two-bedroom apartment for rent. All include contemporary fittings and fixtures, as well as modern appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and dishwashers.

The build to rent model overcomes the difficulties of renting: rents increased significantly and suddenly, short leases causing stress about renewals, and the repetitive and time-consuming search for a rental unit that takes up all your weekend time.

Renting with Essence Communities means you can secure your long-term apartment for rent, move in efficiently, and stay for as long as it suits your lifestyle.

Why are Essence Communities Canberra’s best build to rent apartments?

Essence Communities’ apartments for rent in Canberra will make it easy for tenants. Our professional on-site managers will be your go-to people from application, to helping coordinate your move-in day, and any issues after that. With dedicated staff available at the building, we ensure maintenance and building management is effective and efficient.

Once you’re living in Essence Communities Canberra, you can make the most of the great range of services and facilities on offer. Depending on your Canberra rental property, this can include access to on-site yoga classes, car washers who come to you, ironing, laundry and dry-cleaning services, and computer-support services, to name a few.

There are also dog-washing services that can visit. They come to pamper the many pooches and other pets we expect to live in our pet-friendly rental in Canberra. With management approval, you can keep your pet when you move to Essence Communities.

Within the building, there are also great amenities built in. We will offer gyms, pilates rooms and yoga studios, pools, BBQ areas, children’s play area, and outdoor dining zones. There could also be private dining areas or media rooms, so you can entertain guests.

So whether you’re in a studio apartment or a three-bedroom unit, you will gain access to all the services and amenities of Essences Communities.

Make your new home an Essence Communities apartment in Canberra

We’re looking forward to your visit to Essence Communities Canberra. Once you inspect our rental-only buildings, you can submit an application with our professional rental managers. We will act on this quickly, so you know where you stand. When it is approved, we can assist to coordinate services such as moving and packing to help you.

Then you’re here at your new Canberra rental apartment. You can have your pet, take in a movie night, a food truck afternoon or a pilates classes, all booked through our easy-to-use app. Any maintenance needs will be covered through our onsite managers. You can log issues using the resident portal.

In your own home, you can make it your own. Hang pictures on the walls, redecorate, have your surrounds reflect your personality and lifestyle. Book a space in the dining room to host friends and family, or meet up with friends in the movie room.

And if that lifestyle changes during your Essence Communities stay – perhaps you want to move from a one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom unit – then you can. You can also move from a fully furnished Canberra unit to an unforeseen apartment. It’s easy at Essence Communities.

We’re experts at creating communities. Essence Communities is part of UniLodge Australia. As Australia’s biggest student housing provider we manage more than 20,000 student beds across the country.

Come and join our Inspired Living. Visit our Canberra rental apartments and discover your new home.