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Home ownership becoming ‘exclusive members’ club’

The National Housing Federation (NHF) says first time buyers need 10 times the deposit they did in the 1980s. It says home ownership is becoming an “exclusive members’ club”. The NHF, which represents housing associations, says only the wealthiest of... View Article

Slashing red tape to boost British housebuilding

Measures will save housebuilders and councils £114 million per year by cutting red tape and ensuring homes are built to demanding standards. A package of measures published 12 September 2014 will save housebuilders and councils £114 million per year by... View Article

Torquay development scoops another award

A flagship housing development in Torquay, considered the south-west’s leading eco-development, has scooped another major national housing award. Sovereign Living’s Beechfields View was named the Best Large Development at the National Housing Award, held on Thursday 11 September at the... View Article

BRE launches flood resilience white paper at Resilience14

Dr Stephen Garvin, who leads BRE’s Centre for Resilience, will be unveiling a white paper on scalable technologies and the role of incentives in flood protection and management, at Resilience14. The paper considers a range of technical and non-technical solutions... View Article

NCC named Best Property Developer for seventh consecutive year

NCC Property Development has once again been named Best Property Developer in the Nordic region in international financial magazine Euromoney’s annual Real Estate Awards. Each year, financial magazine Euromoney carries out an online survey among its readers, who are primarily... View Article

London rents increase by £500 a year

Renting in the Capital costs £41 per month more than last month All regions in the North of England experience drop in advertised rents Rents in Scotland rise by 9.12% in a yearly comparison Tenants in the Capital are paying... View Article

Housebuilder announces wildlife partnership

A Yorkshire housebuilder has put the preservation and conservation of the region’s wildlife high on its agenda. Persimmon Homes Yorkshire has joined forces with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to protect, maintain and enhance living landscapes for both the wildlife and future... View Article

PRS Code useful tool for landlords

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the publication of a new PRS Code, following its launch today by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis at RESI 2014. The BPF was one of seventeen organisations that assisted in the creation of the... View Article

Housing Group wins major new appointment

The Walker Morris Housing Group has won a four year appointment to Procurement for Housing – a national procurement consortium of Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Arms Length Management Organisations which together comprise 65% of the social housing sector. The... View Article
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