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Location, Location, Location has the X factor

It has been said millions of times and they have even titled the leading TV series after it, but property buyer’s number one requirement in their property search is still Location, Location, Location. A recent consumer property survey by leading... View Article

Data shows Help to Buy is hitting the mark, says CML

Combined purchases through the Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes have accounted for a little under 6% of houses bought in the last 15 months, according to Treasury data published today. The data show that the schemes... View Article

Novus makes waves on South West coast

Maintenance and refurbishment specialist Novus Property Solutions is celebrating the ongoing success of its South West Coast offices, which recently completed 250 kitchen refurbishments for a string of high profile clients, including for social housing provider The Guinness Trust. For... View Article

Glenigan wins development pipeline tender for DCLG

Construction intelligence providers Glenigan has won a competitive tender to supply planning application and development pipeline data to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Glenigan will collate and analyse private/domestic and commercial applications data from 350 planning authorities... View Article

Help to Buy sales hit monthly high

Government figures report that 4,357 sales were made under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in June, the highest monthly total since the scheme launched in April last year. In total, 27,167 homes have been purchased under the equity... View Article

Helping unlock development land

Under new plans announced by the government councils that bring forward brownfield land for development could benefit from a share of £5 million to get work started on the new homes. There are up to 100 bids available, with councils... View Article

Government consults on further planning reform

As part of the effort to simplify and speed up the planning process the government has launched a consultation exercise, which closes on 26 September, designed to bring further reform to the planning system. The consultation invites views on how... View Article

National Stats show increase in housing output

The NHBC has reported that private sector registrations were the sole driver of UK housing growth in Q2 2014 with registrations rising 9% to 27,527 during the quarter against Q2 2013. During Q2, South East England saw the largest rise... View Article

Yet another housing minister – what a surprise!

Another year, another reshuffle, another new housing minister! No surprises there (they tend to last no more than about 11 months) but what does the appointment of Brandon Lewis MP hold in store for tenants of social housing? More of... View Article
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