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KEYWORD "New Homes" - 100 RESULTS
Pressure to be eco-friendly drives demand for new builds - claim

A new sentiment survey by Knight Frank reveals a shift in housing preferences, with one-fifth of respondents expressing an interest in...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory leadership contender named as shadow housing secretary

The Conservatives, reeling from a General Election which left them with just 121 MPs, have revealed their new shadow cabinet. The shadow...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords “must use agents to handle Labour’s reforms” - claim

A prominent property group says landlords can only cope with the upcoming rental reform programme under Labour if they work with...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - This Is What The Next Five Years Look Like

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

06 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb short lets banned by 2028 - could it happen here too?

The mayor of Barcelona has pledged to eliminate Airbnb-style short lets in the city within five years.  Socialist Jaume Collboni claims he...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour v Conservative Housing Policy - an analysis

“When it comes to housing policy, there is little difference between the two major parties” says Aneisha Beveridge, head of research...

22 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Maybe 40 Years Before Housing Shortage Resolved - new analysis

The property consultancy Bidwells says that based on an average 300,000 new homes a year it could be four decades before...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Policies could Push Up Rents, warns leading analyst

A prominent economic analyst warns that many of the rental policies advocated by the major political parties in the General Election...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA says Rental Reform sabotaged by lack of tenant choice

A lack of choice for private renters about where they can live will undermine plans set out by political parties to...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Politicians’ house building targets will fail without more cash - claim

The Resolution Foundation - which describes itself as an independent think tank, and whose chief executive resigned this month to become...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Farage ’will reverse S24 Landlord Tax Change within 100 days’

Nigel Farage has pledged that his Reform UK party would reverse the Section 24 landlord tax changes within 100 days. Section 24...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform UK policies dismissed as return to Liz Truss disaster

Mortgage experts have criticised the Reform UK housing and tax policies as being superficially appealing but risking a return to the...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock Figures show New-Build levels plummeting further

The year to March 2024 saw the fewest new housing sites consented than during any 12-month period since the data collection...

15 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Third Term Lucky for Mayor Sadiq Khan?

So Sadiq Khan has succeeded in winning a third term as Mayor of London – albeit with a smaller majority than...

15 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

NRLA ‘ready to work with Labour’ on new Rental Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s ready and willing to work with a future Labour government on private rental sector...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges “immediate” scrapping of Section 21

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Rental Reform and Housing Policies in Full

The Conservatives have set out a 78-page manifesto, of which just over two pages are given to housing and related issues.  Here...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent wants special treatment from next government

The British Property Federation wants the next government to give special assistance to Build To Rent developers to allow them to...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax scrapped for landlords selling to tenants - Tory pledge

The Conservatives say they will scrap Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to sitting tenants, if they win the General...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Clampdown, S21 Scrapped, and other manifesto pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set out a predictable set of pledges in their manifesto for next mon this election, centred on...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes, it really DOES still pay to be a landlord

The Times recently calculated that recent tax and regulation changes made it unviable for many landlords to continue in the sector. We...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sell off of Airbnbs leads to glut of properties on market

There’s been a big rise in the supply of homes for sale - 20% up on this time last year. This is...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council kicks out private tenants while charging landlords £1,000

A council which this week announced that it would charge landlords almost £1,000 for a licence, is now being accused of kicking...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Has Sadiq Khan Delivered Enough New Homes for London?

Research by PropTech firm APRAO has asked whether London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has delivered on new homes for the capital. On...

18 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

New Build premiums hit decade-high levels across most of Britain

A study by property software firm APRAO shows new-build house price premiums at their highest in a decade. The supplier analysed existing...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils waste millions fighting planning appeals - claim

Seventeen London boroughs wasted over £2m in the last five years fighting rejected planning applications that were subsequently approved on appeal,...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Anger as figures show how many Right To Buy homes are now privately let

Over 40% of council houses and flats sold under the long-standing Right To Buy scheme are now owned by private landlords. That’s...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

The newly re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham - wants to end Right To Buy on new-build homes...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Heat Pumps Flop - low level in installation in new-builds

As the deadline approaches for banning gas boilers in newly constructed homes from 2025, a new analysis shows that only a...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Banking Group expands private rental portfolio again

Citra Living, part of Lloyds Banking Group, is to bring more than 150 new family homes to the rental market in...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mayor election hopefuls told to clampdown on Airbnbs

Agents’ trade group Propertymark is demanding London Mayor candidates tackle what it calls “the unique housing challenges that the capital experiences.” Londoners...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New call to restrict private letting of Right To Buy properties

A property industry group wants to restrict the private letting of properties bought in the future via the Right To Buy...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Famous music shop boss may launch landlord accreditation system

Julian Richer - the founder of Richer Sounds, the UK's largest hi-fi retailer - says he may set up a landlord...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Opposition building to controversial rent control proposals

Scotland’s new Housing Bill - introducing a laborious eviction process and rent caps across the country - will ‘compound the mistakes’...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent deal emphasises eco-efficiency and wellbeing

A new housing deal will provide another 92 Build To Rent units run by Legal & General. The properties will be two,...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing is expensive, small and old - new report

Britain’s housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy, according new analysis published by the Resolution Foundation. The...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tens of thousands of new homes built on flood plains - claim

New analysis by insurance giant Aviva reveals that one in every 13 new homes built in England in the last decade...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New homes giants merge to form UK’s biggest house builder

Two new build household names often favoured by landlords buying investment properties have announced a merger. Barratt has reached a £2.5 billion...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council sets up its own agency to manage private rental units

Winchester council is setting up its own agency to let and manage privately rented homes. Venta Living pledges to provide “high quality,...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-term population rise to put more pressure on rental market

There will be long term pressure on housing affordability and the private rental sector if demographic forecasts from a range of...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - Concerns over Quality of New Build Homes

New research from a construction professional body shows a large proportion of people would not buy a newly built property due...

30 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Vast majority of landlords ‘not optimistic’ about 2024

The substantial majority of landlords lack any optimism about their sector as they enter 2024. That’s the result of a new sentiment...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council to charge landlords £500 for Improvement Notices

A local authority is introducing charges for the issuing of Improvement Notices to landlords - and has chosen to announce it...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New energy ratings to provide EPCs - government consultation opens

The government has launched a public consultation on a radical new UK home energy rating system to replace the long-standing Standard...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb is diversion to hide government failures - claim

A trade body representing short lets operators has slammed government housing failures. The Short Term Accommodation Association says it’s analysed local authority...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Labour end “travesty” of frozen Housing Allowance?

The ongoing freeze on housing benefit rates is a travesty that needs reversing immediately, the National Residential Landlords Association is warning.  The...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

England has some of the worst housing in the developed world

A new analysis suggests homes in England are less affordable and in worse conditions than in most other developed nations. The Home...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians Warned - speak to experts before making rental policies

Politicians meeting at party conferences this week are being urged to listen to property professionals before setting policies about the private...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Beware - the catch in Sunak’s boiler grant scheme

The Daily Telegraph appears to have uncovered a catch in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s apparent boiler grant giveaway. Last week he announced...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis has trouble in store over Build To Rent scheme

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords tell Gove - Your planning reforms will fail

Landlords don’t believe Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s planning reforms will help build a million new homes in England, claims a buy-to-let...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Advert that made lodges looked like permanent new homes

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned any further publication of an advertisement for holiday homes that made them appear to be...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter blames Section 21 for increasing homelessness

New government figures show 79,840 households faced homelessness in England between January and March 2023 – the highest number on record.  Now...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Climbdown - Gove to publish details of ‘relaxed’ deadline

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to publish “shortly” revised timetables for the implementation of further energy efficiency targets for the...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs: new builds beat older homes hands down, says trade body

Research from the Home Builders Federation claims owners of new homes will save an average £135 a month on running costs...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council defies party by demanding rent controls

The Labour dominated council in Bristol has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove demanding that he gives it the powers to...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Larger lateral apartments tipped as good investment potential

A leading buying agent says changing planning priorities amongst London councils are likely to mean that large lateral apartments will maintain...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists take aim at holiday home owners in tourist areas

The Generation Rent activist group claims holiday homes are eroding the supply of available properties in key tourist areas.  It claims 80...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Political Heat Intensifies in the Property Market

An uneasy relationship exists between UK politicians and the residential property market. Emotions have been running particularly high recently. More details were...

27 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Eco-activist wants Renters Reform Bill to be tougher on landlords

The co-leader of the Green Party wants the Renters Reform Bill to go further in restricting the powers of private landlords. Carla...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - Tories worried about AirBnb growth

A newspaper claims  unrest about the Renters Reform Bill amongst Tory MPs revolves around fears that buy to let landlords will...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowning Glory - House Prices Since The Last Coronation

When the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place on 2nd June 1953 the average house cost just £1,692...

06 May 2023

From: The Big Issues

Labour bid to help renters buy sets alarm bells ringing

Labour’s proposed reforms to the housing market “raise many questions”, a property industry figure claims. Under controversial plans put forward by party...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent players complain about tax and too much regulation

Build To Rent sector players are complaining about too much tax and regulation holding back their activities. A new analysis of 31...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - how they make part of the UK un-investable

Rent controls and political uncertainty are affecting investor appetite to fund and deliver Build to Rent homes in Scotland, according to...

22 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

Rent Freeze at centre of local election party pledges

An immediate private sector rent freeze and eviction ban for the duration of the cost of living crisis is the key...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Gloss comes off Build To Rent as tenant satisfaction falls

Resident satisfaction amongst Build To Rent tenants is falling for the first time since reviews were first collected five years ago. A...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Baroness angry over Hunt’s ‘nothing for renters’ Budget

Baroness Alicia Kennedy, the outgoing director of Generation Rent, is angry with Jeremy Hunt. The Baroness claims “the cost of living crisis...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord investment opportunities as sellers slash prices

As many as one in 10 homes have a reduced asking price within a month of entering the market, a new...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in a Second Property?

  Second home market growth and falling house prices could be a combination for success. There’s been a clear positive correlation between profit...

11 March 2023

From: The Big Issues

EPCs are useless, wrong and easily rigged - new research

Shocking new research shows that Energy Performance Certificates are inaccurate at best, useless at worst, and easily rigged. A Sunday Times report...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour’s “a home for £1” idea mocked by leading agent

A Labour Party proposal to sell some long-empty homes to first time buyers for just £1 has been dismissed as the...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates: Bank of England announces latest decision

The Bank of England has increased base rate to 4.0 per cent - its 10th rate rise in a row. Avinav Nigam,...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

A Perfect Storm for London Renters?

The perennial shortage of new homes in the capital has now collided with a sharp increase in government regulation, a tripling...

28 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Tory big-hitters demand more house building

Four former Conservative housing ministers have backed a think-tank’s proposals for more housebuilding as a way to resolve the UK’s supply...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage - stock drought set to continue

New rental stock accounts for just 16 per cent according to fresh figures released about the lettings market. Property company Ocasa has...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords no longer able to block broadband upgrades

Amended legislation means that landlords will not be able to prevent broadband firms from upgrading their service in blocks of flats. Previously,...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent prices revealed at launches of new homes

A Build To Rent developer has released the first phase of apartments at what it describes as its flagship scheme -...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Do more to stop private landlords selling up, government told

More must be done to keep private landlords in the rental sector, a new study has proposed. New Open Property Group says...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs Labour bid to regulate Airbnb and Co

Activist group Generation Rent says it’s not convinced about government proposals to increase regulation of holiday lets and short lets -...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

John Lewis Partnership reveals three private rental schemes

It’s been known for over a year that John Lewis wishes to diversify into the private rental sector and now it...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Government acts to protect tenants’ says Gove in landlord clampdown

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made an announcement overnight that “the government will always act to protect tenants.” The claim comes as...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunt  and Sunak missed the chance to  boost rental supply - claim

The government’s Autumn Statement yesterday missed the opportunity to boost supply for the private rental sector, it’s been claimed.  Ben Beadle, chief...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate following interest rate bombshell - forecast

Rent rises could finally be set to slow down because more housing stock is becoming available due to the cost of...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Collaboration: key to weathering the private rental crisis

The Private Rental Sector is undeniably in need of some assistance, as recent changes to legislation and global events have put...

05 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Eco-rules and taxes add tens of thousands to new build costs

Twelve changes to taxes, rules and regulations in the next three years will add £20,000 to the price of a new...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Ignore political rhetoric - private renting is here to stay

It’s disappointing to say, but once again the rhetoric from both the Labour and Conservative party conferences towards the private rented...

29 October 2022

From: Rental Reform

New milestone for private rental sector in England

England’s private rental is forecast to top five million households within the next two years or so. The specialist rental platform Ocasa...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak Wins - what are his rental and housing policies?

Rishi Sunak has won the Conservative leadership campaign and is set to become Prime Minister tomorrow. Over the summer Sunak set out...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

No Stamp Duty cut for landlords or Airbnbs, says Tory MP

A Conservative MP says the stamp duty cut announced in the now-legendary mini-Budget at the end of last month should not...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Do we have an Empty Homes problem or a New Build House problem?

With cost of living increases impacting homeowners, landlords and tenants, are the 44,130 vacant houses across cities in England a bigger...

19 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords and New Builds - what protections are there?

What protections do landlords have when investing in a new-build property? From this week those landlords buying a new build home can...

08 October 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Stamp Duty cut on rental homes would help tenants AND government - claim

The National Residential Landlords Association has renewed calls for stamp duty cuts on homes to let out. The NRLA initially made the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxes, Rent Freeze and red tape will drive out landlords - Zoopla

There is no real prospect of improved rental supply in the near term as private landlords continue to sell off homes...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry's message to Truss government - reverse anti-landlord policies

The National Residential Landlords Association has issued its formal congratulations to Simon Clarke, the new Housing Secretary. But Ben Beadle, NRLA chief...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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