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UK construction growth prospects downgraded

Growth prospects for the UK construction industry have been downgraded amid growing signs that 2018 will be a difficult year for...

09 August 2017

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The cost of materials is on the rise

A third of small building firms, which includes property investors taking on renovation jobs, say that soaring material prices are squeezing...

03 August 2017

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Mayor of London urged to speed up housebuilding process

The mayor of London’s plan to build an additional 50,000 affordable homes across the capital’s 33 local authority districts over the...

20 July 2017

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Major £500m regeneration scheme moves closer as initial plans are approved

A new £500m regeneration scheme moved a step closer after plans for the project, which include the proposed construction of a...

13 July 2017

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New investment fund will help ‘unlock building thousands of new homes’

Various major physical infrastructure projects will be supported by the new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) launched by the communities secretary,...

11 July 2017

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Marshall Group teams up with Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge

Marshall Group Properties has agreed a strategic 50:50 joint venture partnership with housebuilder Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge. The...

03 July 2017

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House prices in England and Wales hit new record high

House prices in England and Wales returned to growth in May, pushing the average property value to a new all-time high...

12 June 2017

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Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the...

08 June 2017

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Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a...

08 June 2017

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Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

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Lib Dems manifesto fails to address ‘lack of supply’ in the housing market – claim

The Liberal Democrats launched its manifesto yesterday ahead of next month’s general election pledging to deliver 300,000 new homes a year,...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland has a ‘mountain’ to climb to solve its housing crisis

Housebuilders may never meet the demand for housing north of the border due to the various challenges that they face when...

15 May 2017

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UK sees rise in new housing despite fall in overall construction output

New housing experienced solid growth in March, up 3.8% on the month, despite a 0.7% drop in wider UK construction output,...

12 May 2017

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Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

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Planning consents for new homes in the UK continue to increase

The number of residential properties receiving planning consent continues to increase and reached almost 300,000 last year, fresh figures show. According to...

03 May 2017

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Up to 250 new homes to ‘support the demand’ in Derbyshire

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes will develop up to 250 new homes on the outskirts of Derby following a deal overseen by commercial...

20 April 2017

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Scottish government failing to address housing supply, says trade body

The Scottish government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to Homes for Scotland.   In response to the...

11 April 2017

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Crossrail 2 ‘vital’ to tackling London’s housing crisis, say experts

Leading housebuilders and housing associations, including British Land and the Berkeley Group, are urging the government to back Crossrail 2 as...

05 April 2017

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New home registrations rose 9% in February

More than 13,000 new homes were registered to be built across the UK in February, according to the NHBC’s latest registration...

05 April 2017

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Housebuilder welcomes the introduction of the apprenticeship levy

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders has welcomed the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into effect this week, as part of...

04 April 2017

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Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

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UK urged to end the green belt housebuilding ban

Britain’s housing shortage could be resolved if housebuilders were allowed to build significantly more new homes on the green belt, according...

22 March 2017

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Investors invited to help solve London’s growing housing crisis

Investors are being offered an opportunity to play their own small part in solving London’s worsening crisis by investing in a...

21 March 2017

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Fears for Scotland’s ‘future success’ as number of new homes falls

A sharp fall in the number of homes being built north of the border is likely to push up house prices...

16 March 2017

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Planning fee rise will not boost delivery of much needed new homes

The housebuilding industry has opposed plans by the Scottish government to raise the maximum fee level for planning applications to £125,000...

03 March 2017

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Chronic housing shortage could keep UK house prices rising

UK house prices are likely to continue to rise in 2017 as building lags demand for homes, the Halifax has warned. The...

08 February 2017

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Strong appetite for self-build in Scotland

There is growing appetite for self-build homes north of the border, as the benefits, both in terms of lifestyle and costs,...

08 February 2017

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Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

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Scottish house prices and rents set to rise as supply shortage intensifies

Residential property prices and private rents in Scotland’s cities are expected to rise sharply in the next five years due to...

01 February 2017

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Former property tycoons owe £213m

The scale of Michael and John Taggart’s financial liabilities have been disclosed, revealing that the former property tycoons and brothers from...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

U.S. home sales plummet to 17-year low

Fewer people are buying resale properties in the U.S., mainly because there is a shortage of housing on the market, new...

26 January 2017

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Remove barriers to boost housebuilding levels, says HBF

SME housebuilders could start building significantly more new homes in England and Wales if barriers to growth were cut, according to...

17 January 2017

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Redrow boss welcomes ‘strong and sustained upward trend in new housing’

With close to 200,000 homes built last year, the government looks to be on course to meet its target of building...

13 January 2017

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Planning overhaul to speed up housebuilding

Major plans to revamp Scotland’s planning system have been proposed by the Scottish government to help speed up housebuilding.  The proposals are...

13 January 2017

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UK house prices remain ‘reassuringly resilient’

Residential property prices were at the forefront of the Brexit debate in the run-up to the EU referendum, with the now...

10 January 2017

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UK house prices up 6.5% in December

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 1.7% in December compared with the previous month to reach an average of...

09 January 2017

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New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, a...

04 January 2017

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Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites across the country along with three larger garden towns in Buckinghamshire,...

04 January 2017

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Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, housebuilders...

21 December 2016

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UK housebuilding robust but construction sector flags

New housing remained the strongest strand of construction output in October, despite the surprise slowdown in overall construction output, the latest...

17 December 2016

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Green belt ‘swaps’ set to boost supply of new homes

Ministers are expected to back the construction of thousands of much needed new homes on green belt land when it releases...

30 November 2016

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Scotland has an opportunity to ‘thrive and grow’

With significantly more homes required to meet the needs and aspirations of Scotland’s growing population, the home building industry north of...

25 November 2016

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New measures to boost housebuilding

The chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of housing measures in his first Autumn Statement, including £1.4bn of cash to help build...

24 November 2016

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Big housebuilders’ profit margins soar

Profitability at the UK’s largest housebuilders has increased at more than twice the rate of new housing output, shows new research...

19 November 2016

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 Sharp rise in number of new homes built

The number of new homes recorded in England has increased to its highest level since the financial crash, official figures have...

16 November 2016

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Now is a good time to invest in property as prices start to fall

If you time your property investment right you could potentially save thousands of pounds on your acquisition, as reflected by historical...

14 November 2016

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Major shortage threatens to push up prices in Leeds City Region

A severe undersupply of residential development sites and office space created by strong economic growth in Leeds City Region, which includes...

14 November 2016

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UK construction at weakest level for four years as housebuilding stalls

The UK’s construction sector recorded its weakest performance since 2012 in the third quarter of the year, official figures have revealed. Construction...

14 November 2016

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UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

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Plans revealed for £80m transformation of Leicester’s rundown Waterside area

An 18-acre brownfield site in Leicester’s Waterside area will be developed into a new neighbourhood of homes, shops and workplaces, which...

11 November 2016

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Change of strategy needed to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have called for a "step change" in housebuilding if the government is to meet its ambition of delivering one...

08 November 2016

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UK house prices to remain broadly unchanged until 2019

Residential property prices in the UK are expected to remain largely flat until the Brexit negotiations are concluded in 2019, according...

02 November 2016

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New JV set up to acquire £100m of land

Investment and development company Martin’s Properties and housebuilder BlackOnyx have joined forces to launch Obsidian Strategic – a joint venture (JV)...

01 November 2016

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Greater optimism among housebuilders

Confidence among housebuilders has improved, with many residential property developers confident that they will succeed in their efforts to build more...

31 October 2016

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New dates for property development course announced

LendInvest has released new dates for a training course aimed at aspiring property developers to be held early next year.   The course...

28 October 2016

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Demand for building work remains ‘remarkably resilient’, says FMB

Consumer demand for building work remained strong in the three months following the vote for Brexit, new figures from the Federation...

19 October 2016

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Diversity helps ‘insulate’ rural estates from economic and political upheaval

Major changes in the makeup of the portfolio of rural estate income in recent years is now probably more important than at...

12 October 2016

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House price growth slows in September – Halifax

Residential property prices continued to cool in September as the property market softens, with the latest data from Halifax revealing that...

10 October 2016

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‘Swift recovery’ in housbuilding as Brexit fears fade

Housebuilding activity in September rose at the fastest pace since January with various developers reporting resilient demand and generally improving market...

08 October 2016

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Property industry welcomes government’s £5bn building fund

The government’s plan to tackle the housing shortage by building 25,000 new homes using a £3bn Home Building Fund has been broadly...

08 October 2016

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Planning consents fall short

The government has been accused of 'failing to put its money where its mouth is' when it comes to housing after...

19 September 2016

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UK government urged to encourage growth and more housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, compounding the...

14 September 2016

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UK house price growth slows in July, ONS reveals

House price inflation across the UK dropped to 8.3% in the year to July, down from 9.7% in June, according to...

14 September 2016

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UK housebuilding rises but numbers still below target

An increase in housebuilding levels helped to ensure that overall construction output remained flat in July following a 1% drop in...

12 September 2016

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Spanish property prices tipped to rise in closing months of 2016

With the summer nearing an end, it is traditional for the experts to look ahead to what property markets have in...

07 September 2016

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Effective teamwork key to increasing number of new homes

Better collaboration between housebuilders and subcontractors holds the key to solving the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector which...

07 September 2016

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Government housing schemes are pushing up UK house prices

More than two-thirds of government spending on house-buying incentive programmes, such as Help to Buy, may have boosted demand for property,...

02 September 2016

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Scottish property market hampered by LBTT

Scotland’s housebuilding industry has expressed concern over the impact of the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) following its introduction in...

31 August 2016

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Planning overhaul needed to speed up housebuilding

The latest housebuilding data shows that there was an increase in the number of new build housing schemes started in England...

30 August 2016

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Outlook for Scottish housing market ‘looks favourable’ as prices rise

Residential property prices in Scotland rose in June and the signs are that values will increase further as demand continues to...

24 August 2016

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Major deal to deliver lower-cost housing in London

Up to 350 lower-cost residential units, including 150 affordable properties, will be developed in Croydon, after a property fund managed by...

24 August 2016

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1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

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Sharp rise in new housing approvals in London

More than two-thirds of planning applications for the construction of new homes in London were approved during the second quarter of...

01 August 2016

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Housing shortage drives up Barcelona property prices

A chronic shortage of properties continues to push house prices upwards across Barcelona, according to a new report. The report from CBRE reveals...

28 July 2016

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Housing shortage will almost certainly continue to drive up UK prices

Property prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the referendum, with the now former Chancellor...

19 July 2016

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Construction activity slows with housebuilding hardest hit

The UK’s construction industry suffered its worst contraction since 2009 in June as uncertainty around the EU referendum led to concern...

05 July 2016

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Developers step up efforts to increase housing supply

Developers in the UK are actively looking to address the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector as part of...

15 June 2016

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Plans for almost 18,500 new homes in Redbridge discussed

Councillors met last week to discuss a draft version of the Local Plan for housing in Redbridge which outlines plans for...

06 June 2016

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Crowdfunding website offers new ways to invest in property

Housebuilders are responding to high demand from buyers and renters by increasing the level of residential construction, as reflected by the...

06 June 2016

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1m new homes by 2020 ‘is perfectly possible’, says expert

The government’s target of building 1m new homes over this parliament is a realistic one, according to Aston Mead land and...

02 June 2016

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Housing starts in England fall 9%

The number of new homes that were built in England in the first quarter of this year fell, government figures show. A...

31 May 2016

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Number of new house starts continues to grow

The level of housebuilding in the UK rose to its highest-ever level in the first quarter of this year, despite a...

18 May 2016

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Who will fix London’s housing crisis?

With just hours to go until voting for the London mayoral election closes, housing remains a key issue with all the leading...

05 May 2016

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Sharp rise in planning consents

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive house prices upwards across Britain. But a significant increase in the number of...

03 May 2016

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MPs support hike in planning fees

Over half of MPs believe that fees for planning applications should increase, according to a new poll. The survey, commissioned by the...

20 April 2016

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Housebuilding boost for construction sector

There was a sharp rise in the number of new homes under construction in February, despite an overall fall in construction...

19 April 2016

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Sun shining on Spanish property market

Spanish property prices have been plummeting since the 2008 global financial crisis struck, but market conditions appear to be improving, according...

18 April 2016

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The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

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George Osborne’s efforts to boost housebuilding criticised

In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last week, it was announced that efforts to increase home ownership were a priority. However, his words...

03 December 2015

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Surge in buy-to-let lending for Paragon as stamp duty bombshell is announced

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015, reporting that buy-to-let lending has increased by over...

26 November 2015

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