A revised national policy for planning in England has been published which will make it easier for councils to challenge poor quality and unattractive developments and give communities a greater voice about how developments should look and feel.
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A rise in the number of affordable properties coming onto the market in the UK and the growing power of the digital property market is giving rise to a new breed of property investors, it is claimed.
The idea of a stereotypical property investor is ... read more �
There is a gender gap among residential landlords in the UK with women’s income from property investment lower than that of their male counterparts, according to new research.
The average rental income for male landlords is £24,050 a yea... read more �
The private rented sector in England is not fit for purpose, failing both landlords and tenants, plagued by issues of sub-standard accommodation, insecurity and ineffective redress, according to a damning consumer report.
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Councils in England are to get stronger powers to tackle the empty homes crisis and will be able to charge extra tax on properties left empty for many years as part of a Government crackdown.
Currently there are just over 200,000 homes empty for six... read more �
Larger home builders in the UK plan to increase their construction rates this year while smaller developers are more likely to build fewer new homes, new research has found.
However, overall just 61% of builders think it is possible to build 200,000... read more �
Asking prices in the UK fell by 0.1% this month with sellers being over optimistic about what is achievable but they are still 1.4% above a year ago at an average of £309,191, the latest index shows.
The marginal drop is to be expected in the ... read more �
rices in key cities around the world are rising at their slowest rate since the third quarter of 2015, up by 4% in the 12 months to March 2018, down from 6.4% a year ago, the latest index shows.
The Indian city of Surat leads the annual rankings wit... read more �
Damp, bad smells, poor maintenance and broadband blackspots the top things that home buyers in the UK say puts them off a property, according to new research.
Some 69% say they would not buy a home if there were damp stains on the walls and ceilings... read more �
The latest house price index confirms that the UK property market has slowed, with annual growth flat in June 2018.
House prices in the three months to June were 1.8% higher than the same period a year earlier, marginally lower than the 1.9% annual ... read more �