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A Fairer Private Rented Sector: White paper promises private renters reform

A Fairer Private Rented Sector white paper was published today, promising renters reform with greater protections and support for cost-of-living pressures for millions of tenants.
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Right to Buy Scheme: What do new legislations mean for the...

This week (9 June 2022), Boris Johnson announced an extension to the Right to Buy Scheme, but what does this mean for the current UK housing crisis? PBC Today explains.
Linda Robinson

AHTO appoints former Guinness Partnership MD to lead £1bn expansion

AHTO Group Ltd (AHTO) has appointed Linda Robinson, former development director at The Guinness Partnership, as its new managing director.
JV North contractors

JV North appoints contractors to £560m framework

JV North, which has 13 members made up of housing associations and local authorities, tendered the four-year framework in April.
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United Living wins major Leeds regeneration contract

United Living New Homes has been awarded a contract by The Guinness Partnership to deliver new homes at its Points Cross development in Leeds.
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Cruden Homes chosen for Edinburgh Fountainbridge regeneration

Edinburgh City Council is set to select Cruden Homes (East) as the preferred developer for the £1.1m regeneration of a major brownfield site in Fountainbridge.
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Queen’s speech: Modernise the planning system & improve infrastructure

The Queen’s speech has outlined plans for the government to strengthen the economy, improve infrastructure and modernise the planning system.
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Apache unveils £1.6bn plan to build modular rental homes

Apache Capital has revealed plans to launch the UK’s first purpose-built and designed family homes for rent across the UK.
one eastside

Revised plans for Birmingham residential tower approved

Court Collaboration has been given the go-ahead for revised plans to deliver One Eastside, a  51-storey residential tower in Birmingham.
affordable housing, construction

3 contractors win place on Gentoo’s affordable homes programme

ENGIE, Esh Construction and T. Manners and Sons have all secured contracts for Gentoo Group’s affordable housing scheme
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Bristol landlord fined after concerns over safety of residents

A Bristol landlord and agent have been handed a £330,000 sanction after being found guilty of poor management of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) that raised concerns for the safety of 18 residents, including six children.
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Plans in for 336 build-to-rent apartments in Sheffield

Godwin Developments has submitted plans for a 23-storey, 336 build-to-rent apartments in Sheffield The Meridian proposes the creation of one, two and three-bedroom modern open-plan...
Build to rent, Nottingham housing

Construction work starts on Nottingham build to rent project

Blocwork LLP, a joint venture between Network Rail and Bloc Group has appointed Graham as construction partner to build a PRS ‘build to rent’ development on Queens Road, Nottingham.
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Avanton to invest £500m into London’s build-to-rent sector

Avanton has unveiled plans to invest £500m in strategic land acquisitions over the next three years, as it expands into London’s lucrative build-to-rent sector.
unsafe cladding

Government pledges extra £3.5bn to end unsafe cladding crisis

Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders will be protected from the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on their homes, as housing secretary Robert Jenrick unveils a 5-point plan.
Build-to-rent homes

Build-to-rent homes increase by 23% in 2020

The number of completed build-to-rent homes increased by 23% in 2020, according to research by the British Property Federation (BPF).
Stallings Lane

Keepmoat Homes acquires former brickworks site on Stallings Lane

Keepmoat Homes has purchased the former brickworks site on Stallings Lane in Kingswinford, which will be transformed into a new 169-homes development.
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Partnership to deliver £13m affordable housing scheme in Nelson

MCI Developments has partnered with social housing provider, Together Housing, to deliver a £13m affordable housing scheme in Nelson, Lancashire.
Edgbaston Stadium

Winvic lands double contract win at Edgbaston Stadium

Winvic Construction has been awarded a double contract for concurrent works at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

Willmott Dixon lands £63m build-to-rent scheme in Bristol

Willmott Dixon has secured a £63m contract to deliver a new build-to-rent (BtR) scheme in Bristol which will see the creation of 297 new apartments.
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The impact of Covid-19 on housebuilding

Housing delivery programmes by Homes England saw an overall decrease in starts and completions in the first half of 2020-21 compared to the same period last year, according to official statistics released today (8 December).
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Addressing the barriers faced by social landlords

As part of Homes UK 2020, social landlords and local authorities will be able to access technical advice on energy efficiency measures and delivering MMC for social housing projects via LHC’s virtual stand and online talks.
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Committee resolution secured for build-to-rent scheme in Mole Valley

Nexus Planning has secured Committee resolution to grant for Randalls Way, the first build-to-rent development in Mole Valley.
Social housing,

Charter for social housing to make landlords more accountable

Major reforms to support housing tenants in England and ensure landlords raise standards have been announced today (17 November) by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.
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Plans in for build-to-rent development in Exeter

Developer Eutopia Homes has submitted a planning application for a second development in Exeter to deliver 51 new apartments.
suburban build-to-rent,

Green light for suburban build-to-rent scheme in Doncaster

The first suburban Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme of 60 houses in Doncaster has been given the green light by Doncaster Council.

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