The UK Government’s proposed leasehold reforms could become a stranglehold for community led affordable housing providers, it is suggested. A housing organisation is calling for community led housing to be exempt from the changes as they could... read more »
There was a modest 0.1% fall in property prices in the UK in August while annual house price growth slowed to 2.1% from 2.9% in July, the latest index shows. The report from lender the Nationwide also shows that stamp duty revenues have reached all-... read more »
It is well known that first time buyers in the UK turn to the banks of mum and dad to help them onto the housing ladder but now new research reveals how much they help out with rent too. It suggests that the Bank of Mum and Dad will fund £2.3 ... read more »
The UK’s regional office markets saw continued demand in the first half of 2017, with office take-up reaching 2.8 million square feet, only slightly lower than the five year average, the latest figures show. For the first half of 2017, several... read more »
Calls for the Government to cut stamp duty, the tax paid on a home in the UK, to reflect what is actually happening in the housing market, are rising. Experts believe the tax needs to be brought up to date to help both first time buyers and people w... read more »
St Andrews is the top university town or city in Britain in terms of offering yields to landlords with the potential of achieving up to 12% per annum, according to new research. Students don’t always have the best of reputations as tenants, bu... read more »
Prime property prices in key global cities increases by 4.4% in the 12 months to June 2017, with Guangzhou in China recording the biggest rise at 35.6%, the latest index shows. Although Guangzhou leads the rankings, the data from the Knight Frank pr... read more »
Some £722 million of development land sales in London were completed in the second quarter of the year, a substantial increase of 48% on the previous quarter, new research shows. It is the strongest quarter of sales since the vote to leave the... read more »
Half of the regions of the UK saw a dip in new homes during the second quarter of 2017, according to registration figures from warranty provider NHBC. NHBC’s registration statistics are an important indicator of the UK’s new homes market... read more »
A third set of large scale tests on cladding panels and insulation commonly used on high rise residential blocks in the UK has failed fire and safety tests. The latest tests show that a combination of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding with... read more »
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