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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.
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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.

Birmingham Council launches housing scheme for homeless families

With the evictions ban now lifted, Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing.
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Green light for major Barking build-to-rent development

A major new mixed-use build-to-rent development in Barking, East London has been given the green light.
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£81.5m funding to commence Glasgow Build-to-Rent scheme

Legal and General is set to invest £82m into forward funding the first phase of a £300m regeneration scheme at Candleriggs Square in Glasgow.
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Proposed £1bn investment agenda for Manchester

Major schemes in the new agenda include a second arena, 634 new homes as part of the Northern Gateway scheme and 410 new homes in Varley Street, Miles Platting.
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ENGIE to redevelop Peckham garage site into low carbon homes

ENGIE has been appointed by Southwark Council to regenerate a former garage site in Peckham, into 23 new low carbon homes for social rent.
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Build-to-rent homes up 22% on last year

Research shows there are now 167,853 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction or in planning across the UK, a 22% increase against the same period last year.
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Construction work on Farnborough site due to start immediately

A new development of 159 homes for first-time buyers and families in Farnborough will soon be under construction due to a collaboration between Southern Housing Group and CALA Homes.
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Kier wins place on £300m connected contractor framework

Kier has been appointed to Lot 2 of the connected contractor framework to deliver new build accommodation for rent.
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Build-to-rent boom drives new housing supply across the UK

There are now 157,152 build-to-rent homes under construction or in planning across the UK, according to research published by the British Property Federation (BPF).
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Winvic to construct £47.3m PRS scheme in Milton Keynes

Winvic Construction has been appointed by Packaged Living to construct a £47.3m Private Rented Sector scheme in the heart of Milton Keynes called Aubrey Place.
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Housing partnership to build 1,400 homes across South England

Aster Group and Vistry Homes have joined forces to deliver 1,359 new homes by 2024, the housing partnership consists of five joint ventures across the south of England.
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High-rise buildings: Are they as safe as houses?

Following the introduction of a new industry-wide process for evaluating the fire safety of buildings over 18m tall in December, Helen Andrews, construction partner at Fieldfisher, considers whether the scheme is likely to stack up for development funders.
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25-storey residential tower in Birmingham complete

A 25-storey residential tower in Birmingham has been completed – making it the city’s largest purpose-built private rented housing development.

Rogue landlord fined £20,000 for breaching housing regulations

The rogue landlord, George Lindsay, 55, from Erdington, has been prosecuted and fined £20,000 after failing to obtain a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) license.
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Grainger acquires build-to-rent scheme at Capital Quarter in Cardiff

Grainger plc has agreed to forward fund and acquire a build-to-rent development at Capital Quarter in Cardiff for £57m.
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Wetherell and Dexters form a partnership to improve operations

Estate agents Wetherell and Dexters have formed a new partnership to enhance their lettings and property operations in London.
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RICS launches new Home Survey Standard

RICS is to launch the new mandatory RICS Home Survey Standard, following industry and consumer consultation held earlier this year.
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Camden Council issues ban on rogue landlord

Camden Council has obtained London’s first rogue landlord banning order against a man who repeatedly placed tenants’ lives at risk through letting unsafe housing.
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Vacant properties should house those on waiting lists, says GMB

Overall there is no alternative but for councils to increase the supply of council homes for rent at genuinely affordable rents, but using the already existing housing stock to house people is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, says GMB London.
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Deanstor wins £4m Circle Square contract in Manchester

Deanestor, contract furniture specialists, has been awarded its largest contract to date in the residential sector, the fit out of one of the biggest rental schemes in Manchester.
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UK build-to-rent sector sees 20% growth

Research published by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that there are 148,046 build-to-rent homes completed, under construction or in planning across the UK.
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SES wins £42m contract for build to rent scheme in Leeds

SES Engineering Services (SES) has been awarded a £42m contract with Sir Robert McAlpine for a mixed-use build to rent scheme in Leeds.
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£3.7m housing development to help prevent homelessness in Manchester

The second phase of a £3.7m housing development in Manchester to prevent homelessness has begun today, on World Homeless Day (10 October)

Social housing levels failing those most in need

The private rental sector is picking up the slack for the millions of people reliant on social housing in England, due to an inadequate level being delivered from the social sector, says Bunk.

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