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Residential Strategy

Dorrington is one of the leading corporate residential investment specialists in the UK

Dorrington is an established residential property investor and developer well known in the UK investment market for its entrepreneurial style, innovation and transparency. The company is proud of its reputation, built up since the 1930s, as a long-term residential investor, and as one of the premier residential landlords in this sector.


We have a portfolio of over 5,000 residential units, principally flats, comprising a mix of private rented properties, regulated and assured tenancies, ground rents and life tenancies.

We are mainly active in London and the south east of England where we have a wide contact base and knowledge of local markets.

We are entrereneurial and
welcome management-intensive

Our principal investment focus is on the regulated and private rented sector. We have decades of expertise in these asset classes and the understanding that we have built up ensures that we can maximise returns.

Our acknowledged expertise in the residential investment field, and our readiness to buy management intensive property, together with our willingness to take a long-term view in relation to the realisation of our holdings, assist us in the ongoing acquisition of suitable assets.

We have a reputation for acting in a sensitive and discrete manner. We respect the fact that we are landlord to many individuals who occupy our properties as their home. Our status in this regard is such that we have been preferred purchasers of properties being sold by many tenant-aware organisations.


Our residential development activity is opportunistic, often on land adjacent to or within our existing holdings. We also acquire difficult development sites where our skills mean that we can maximise returns through being prepared to take a long term view, and by adopting a patient approach to the planning system.

Future Legislation

The residential investment sector is renowned for its complex legislative setting. Dorrington plays a leading role in industry bodies, providing feedback on proposed legislation, in lobbying government, and in the formation of industry opinion.

Through this process we develop a unique insight into the intricacies of residential tenure. Our management is also active in the social housing arena, thus enabling us to contribute to the wider housing debate.

“Lovely building, warm,
safe and secure.
Ideal for a girl living
alone in the big city!”

Ipsos MORI survey of
Dorrington residential tenants