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CML responds to FPC announcements

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the Financial Policy Committee’s assessment to the Chancellor today that no changes are needed to the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme, which is working as intended, and not causing market distortions or any... View Article

Who will build Cameron’s new homes? asks FMB

The Prime Minister’s pledge to build 100,000 new homes for young first time buyers is a welcome step to help address the housing crisis, but “who will build them?” asks the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Responding to the Prime... View Article

BPF: ‘Plant Zog’ remarks more sci-fi than based on reality

The British Property Federation (BPF) has responded to Boris Johnson’s pledge to sell homes to Londoners first by pointing out that homes priced for oligarchs aren’t generally in the price-range of your average first-time buyer and alienating foreign investment could... View Article

Gateway opening too tempting for homebuyers

The winning combination of ideal location, stunning views and traditionally built properties has proved too irresistible for homebuyers in New South Molton. Customers have been reluctant to wait for the launch of a showhome at Elan @ The Gateway, so... View Article

Nearly half of homes with planning permission have yet to be built

Figures released 1 October reveal that, while 238,000 homes received planning permission last year, only 129,000 units actually started construction in the same period. Data from Barbour ABI, the chosen provider of the Government’s Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline, shows that... View Article

CML welcomes PRA amendment to LTI cap implementation

he Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the amendment announced by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) today to the way in which the new limit on high loan-to-income lending will be implemented. The CML had argued that high net worth lending... View Article

Couple find their ever after home

It had to be new for Giorgio and Pauline Gerosa when looking for a home they could retire to and Davington Park in Faversham ticked all the right boxes for the couple. Giorgio and Pauline searched far and wide, initially... View Article

Redrow lifts fund raising target for Martin House

A housebuilder’s Yorkshire staff are aiming to surpass a whopping charity fundraising goal of £20,000 after smashing through their original target. Teams from Redrow Homes in Wakefield have cycled hundreds of miles, tackled one of the muddiest obstacle courses, played golf,... View Article

Versatile homes in Yeovil offer a rare downstairs study

With a record number of people working from home and the Government making it easier than ever to start a new business – Elan’s flexible properties offer the perfect alternative to the kitchen table. The company’s popular Yeovil development –... View Article

Stylish new homes available in a coastal location

Discerning house hunters looking for a stylish new home should look no further than a prestigious residential development being built in Blyth. Charles Church North East is selling the homes at its South Shore development, providing exclusive four and five-bedroom... View Article

Derwent Living raises a glass to 50th anniversary

Midlands housing provider Derwent Living has teamed up with Derby-based brewery Dancing Duck to help celebrate its 50th anniversary by creating a special beer called Derwent 1964. Dancing Duck owner Rachel Matthews – who once worked at Derwent Living –... View Article

New guide simplifies smoke ventilation selection

Fire and safety specialist Be Safe Direct has launched a new guide, providing details of its range of natural and mechanical smoke ventilation systems and the benefits they can offer to various building types. Created in response to growing demand... View Article

Charity begins at home in Bathgate

Bakers and coffee lovers at a Bathgate based construction company pulled together to help raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support’s as they took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The team at Persimmon Homes East Scotland baked, iced... View Article
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