Homelessness Reduction

Councils to receive share of £215m to combat homelessness

Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215m from 2019 to prevent homelessness, Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler confirmed yesterday (22 March 2018)
Asking price

Asking prices hit record high in the UK

The average asking price of newly marketed properties in the UK increased by 1.5% (£4,503) this month (March) as strong demand from home movers in the first two months of the year created upwards price pressure
Spring Statement

Industry reacts to the Spring Statement

Following the Chancellors Spring statement yesterday (13 March), the industry shares its thoughts and opinions on the housing announcements
Spring Statement

Spring Statement 2018: London to receive £1.67bn boost for affordable homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that London will receive an additional £1.67bn to deliver a further 27,000 affordable homes by the end of 2021/22

Joint venture to produce London’s largest social housing regeneration project

The London Borough of Havering has announced a £1bn contract and major new joint venture (JV) partnership with Wates Residential

Property industry urges Mayor to review Draft London Plan

The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged today (9 March) that the Mayor of London revises the Draft London Plan’s proposals for both the Build-to-Rent and purpose-built student accommodation sectors

How to save up money for your house deposit

As both rent and property prices are continuously increasing, it can be quite tricky to save up for a mortgage – looks at the ways you can save money to become a homeowner
empty homes

Number of long-term empty homes rises

The campaigning charity Empty Homes has called for Government action as the number of long-term empty homes recorded in official data rose in 2017 for the first time since 2008
delivering affordable housing

Updated planning framework key to delivering affordable housing

In anticipation of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) are calling on government to clarify and strengthen its commitment to delivering affordable housing
student accommodation

Student accommodation secures finance agreement with Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank has agreed to fund a brand new student accommodation development scheme in Leeds.
house hunters

Number of house hunters increases in January

The number of house hunters looking for new homes in the UK rose by 37% in January as 2018 got off to a strong start, the report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) suggests
Planning Delivery Fund

Planning Delivery Fund to accelerate new homes

New funding to help accelerate planning decisions and deliver quality new homes has been announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab today (24 February)
Scotland’s social housing

Scotland’s social housing set for biggest growth since 1970s

An independent report on the headway being made on the Scottish Government’s affordable homes target of 50,000 has revealed that it is within reach over the period of this parliament
Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside regeneration receives £500m boost

London’s Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, receives £500m for transport links, parkland and other community facilities – alongside almost 11,000 homes

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