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12.02.24

Barratt-Redrow merger highlights gulf between big and small players

Barratt Developments’ £2.5bn recommended bid for rival Redrow risks creati...
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22.11.23

MPs to investigate impact of built environment and planning on children’s wellbeing.

Senior MPs have launched an inquiry aimed at exploring the impact of the buil...
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03.10.23

Real estate total global value reaches $380trn

The value of all global real estate, including agricultural land, reached $37...
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27.09.23

Greater community engagement required for New scheme consultations

Whether it is a housing estate or offices, a new road or an industrial estate...
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18.08.23

Gove sets out plans to build 1 million new homes

Housing secretary Michael Gove has launched proposals to extend permitted dev...
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10.08.23

RICS appoints interim standards and regulations board following mass walkout

RICS has appointed Nigel Clarke as new interim chair of its Standards and Reg...
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03.08.23

Gove lowers second-staircase threshold for residential developments to 18m

Housing secretary Michael Gove has confirmed the government’s intention to ...
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07.06.23

Scrapping hope value could put regeneration schemes ‘at risk’

Proposals to scrap hope value within the compulsory purchase orders CPO proce...
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31.05.23

Labour’s cut-price land sale plans divide industry

The Labour Party’s plans to force landowners to sell plots at lower prices ...
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01.05.23

Joseph Homes swaps consented Elephant & Castle office tower for Student Accomodation proposal

Developer Joseph Homes has scrapped consented plans for an office tower in El...
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01.05.23

Cladding testing review welcomed as Gove turns focus onto investors

Leading voices from the property sector have welcomed a government-commission...
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01.05.23

Luxury retailer Kering strikes record UK rent deal for Bond Street store

Luxury goods firm Kering has agreed a lease worth a reported record UK rent o...
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17.03.23

Developing 50% affordable housing on smaller sites could see delivery of 1.6 million homes

Proposals put forward by developer Pocket Living as part of the consultation ...
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14.03.23

Maslow Capital finances £258m development loan for Kensington development

Maslow Capital has provided a £258m development loan to fund the development...
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02.03.23

Property sector’s net zero 2050 target will be missed

Nine in 10 senior property industry leaders think current government policy w...
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02.03.23

Earls Court regeneration relaunched with revamped masterplan

The developer behind the Earls Court regeneration scheme in west London has u...
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18.01.23

Construction material inflation has peaked but 'H1 spike and labour shortages will hit development'

Construction materials inflation looks to have peaked at 26.8% in Q2 2022, bu...
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16.01.23

Government plans to require second staircases in blocks above 30m

The government has unveiled plans to force developers to include second stair...
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15.12.22

New construction output not expected to reach pre-pandemic levels until 2027

New construction output will not reach pre-pandemic levels until 2027, accord...
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07.12.22

RICS publishes cladding valuation guidance to boost lending confidence.

RICS has published new guidance on valuing residential buildings with unsafe ...
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22.11.22

National Association of Property Buyers calls on chancellor to reform residential property tax system.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has been urged to reform stamp duty and set up Governm...
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04.11.22

Gove re-commits to 300,000 housing target.

Michael Gove has confirmed the 300,000 new homes a year target abolished by f...
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12.10.22

Details of £1.5bn Liverpool Street station development plan revealed

The key elements of the £1.5bn transformation programme for London’s Liver...
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14.09.22

What can we expect on housing from new PM Liz Truss?

Ms Truss appears set to bin the government’s long-stated target to be build...
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17.01.22

New cladding funds for owner-occupier leaseholders

New cladding funding aimed at protecting leaseholders from huge remediation b...
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20.12.21

Modular house builder gets green light for 183 new homes

Modular developer TopHat has secured planning permission to deliver 183 facto...
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20.12.21

Councils to get extra £554m through New Homes Bonus

Councils in England are set to get an additional £554m under the New Homes B...
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20.12.21

Government makes changes to building regulations

Government makes changes to building regulations in drive to see new build ho...
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13.05.21
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Help to Build – UK Government new £150m fund

The Government has announced a new £150m ‘Help to Build’ fund to help su...
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12.04.21

The World Leader: London’s Luxury Property Market

London has the highest number of super-luxury home purchases of any city in w...
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05.04.21
Increase in house prices in London

Why did London house prices increase in November?

In November, London was in lockdown but house prices were on the increase.
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01.04.21
UK Mortgage Market Boom

The UK Mortgage Market Boom

The UK mortgage market boom of 2020 saw approvals rise to their highest level...
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28.03.21
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‘Race for Space’ rises the average UK house price by £13,316

The average UK house price in 2020 increased due Covid-19 sparking 'race for ...
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20.03.21

UK house prices at record high

UK house prices at record high after COVID19 national lockdown.
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