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KEYWORD "Housing Stock" - 95 RESULTS
Why creativity and ambition are needed to solve the UK’s housing shortage

It is no secret that the UK is struggling to confront the scale of the housing crisis that looms over it....

25 August 2021

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London rental market ‘in full swing’ as rents rise and stock levels drop

The property market has suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic, and the rental market, even more so. Dwindling demand due...

23 August 2021

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Energy efficiency – are landlords and investors getting enough support?

The government has talked plenty about improving the energy efficiency of private rented homes, but despite this rhetoric, only 5% of private...

06 August 2021

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Development – affordable homes, regen schemes and magical pubs

Knights Quarter, the brand-new development in the heart of Winchester, is offering an ‘exciting’ investment opportunity with a collection of apartments,...

23 June 2021

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Construction – are housebuilders failing disabled buyers and investors?

Research from a new-build snagging company has found that a number of new-build homes being delivered are unfit for purpose as housebuilders...

18 June 2021

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Insight – will Covid make airspace development more or less likely?

One solution that has frequently been talked about as a way of solving the housing crisis is to build upwards on...

24 May 2021

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Onto the south – ilke Homes secures major development site in Exeter

Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a development site for 165 new homes on Phase 2, Exmouth Junction, Exeter...

21 May 2021

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PBSA plans – high-quality living set for Nottingham and the Netherlands

A residential and commercial property developer has submitted proposals for a 692-unit purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Nottingham city centre. Godwin...

10 May 2021

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Office to resi – City of London plans to convert offices into homes post-Covid

In one of the clearest signs yet of an office to residential revolution, the City of London has revealed that it...

30 April 2021

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Going green – interest in green buy-to-let mortgages rises sixfold

Three in every five landlords are now interested in green mortgages, according to Mortgages for Business. The buy-to-let (BTL) broker says 62%...

30 April 2021

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Construction roundup – building our way out of the pandemic

A Derby construction boss has released a report which describes how the UK could build its way out of a looming...

19 April 2021

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Revealed – in which UK areas has housebuilding activity thrived?

The latest new-build property market insight from BuildScan has revealed which UK areas have seen housebuilders take their foot off the...

12 April 2021

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Revealed – three European countries seeing tremendous real estate growth

After several years of growth across all real estate segments, 2020 was anticipated to maintain this trend. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic...

10 March 2021

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Update – Sheffield regen, RAF ‘garden village’ and Bloomsbury office to resi

In this bumper development roundup, PIT explores regeneration projects in Sheffield, office to residential conversions in high-end Bloomsbury and schemes providing...

05 March 2021

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The big question – is buy-to-let still worth investing in?

In recent years, buy-to-let investors and landlords might feel as if they have been deliberately targeted, with changes to mortgage interest...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New build delivery tumbles – 30,000 fewer homes built last year

The level of new homes reaching the market has fallen by more than 32,000 across England year-on-year, research by StripeHomes has...

05 February 2021

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Top of the agenda: keeping property investment on the map in 2021

At first glance, Brexit’s Christmas climax appears to have had little effect on the appetite for UK property investment, which is...

01 February 2021

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Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide

Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The...

27 November 2020

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Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

With global stock markets in turmoil, many investors are turning to property as a less volatile investment option. For practical purposes, the...

11 November 2020

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New government funding 'a small but vital step to boost UK market'

In a previous article for Property Investor Today, which you can read here, I highlighted the importance of utilising brownfield sites...

19 October 2020

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Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

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The top property hotspot of the last decade revealed

Bristol is home to Britain’s top property hotspot, as well as six of the top 10 places outside of London, according...

12 October 2020

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Is the Build to Rent sector ready for the end of furlough?

Few would disagree that it has been a difficult year for the residential lettings sector. With the market effectively frozen for...

25 September 2020

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Revealed – how landlords & investors can take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

The other major housing announcement in the Chancellor’s recent summer economic update, aside from the headline-grabbing stamp duty holiday, was the...

02 September 2020

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Making modular the new normal - is it the future?

Modular housing is growing in popularity, with many viewing it as one fast, eco-friendly way of solving the housing crisis. An...

27 July 2020

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How can we green the UK’s housing stock? RICS calls on government to act

Before the pandemic took hold, environmental issues were arguably the biggest story in town, with ways of tackling climate change and...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

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Green property – Legal & General boosts eco credentials with tech tie-up

One of the biggest players in the burgeoning Build to Rent market has announced that it has taken a 36% stake...

22 April 2020

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Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

Whilst the development of brand-new developments is one solution to the UK housing shortage, a much more obvious answer is the...

08 April 2020

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BTR update – Moda Living prepares for major new Birmingham project

The UK’s second city could see its Build to Rent (BTR) portfolio grow further after plans were announced for a new...

21 February 2020

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Major trade body calls for Chancellor to make housing greener

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), one of the biggest and most influential trade bodies in the UK, has called...

21 February 2020

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Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

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Major new development gets the go-ahead in Mumbai

A London and Mumbai-based architects’ firm has been appointed to design and deliver two new towers located on the Western Express...

05 February 2020

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Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

On Monday, we looked at why landlords and investors were being warned off holidays lettings amid an Airbnb crackdown in Scotland...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Where is the highest tenant demand for buy-to-let homes?

The hottest UK cities for rental demand have been revealed by new research from rental management platform Howsy. The platform has examined...

13 January 2020

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Why flexible rental models play a key role in the future of the rental landscape

Against the backdrop of Brexit, landlords and tenants alike are sharpening their focus on breaking down the traditional rental model to...

04 December 2019

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Where are London’s Airbnb hotspots? Google Search Trends reveal all

In recent weeks we’ve focused on the seemingly unstoppable growth of Airbnb and its competitors and how women are helping to...

02 December 2019

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The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

In recent weeks we have featured articles on the investment potential of retirement living and care homes. Here, Alex Pelopidas - partner at...

18 November 2019

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More action is needed for empty homes in the UK, says organisation

Monday 23 September marked the start of National Empty Homes Week, which aims to shine a light on the high number...

30 September 2019

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TfL announces new guidelines to curb short-let rental ads

Labour’s London Assembly spokesperson for housing has welcomed new advertising guidelines published by Transport for London (TfL) banning adverts on its...

23 September 2019

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Parts of the UK see new-build price premiums hit 108%, research finds

Springbok Properties, a Manchester-based fast sale estate agent, has revealed that new-build homes experience a huge premium in certain areas of...

30 August 2019

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The rise of gazumping – what do London investors need to know?

Instances of gazumping have been few and far between in Central London for the past five years.  However, a shortage of housing...

16 August 2019

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Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

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UK rental market - how does it compare with the rest of Europe?

Even though the government has tried to make life better for renters, the UK is still a long way from being...

05 April 2019

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Purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach £53 billion in 2019

The UK’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is predicted to reach a total combined value of over £53 billion by...

19 December 2018

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New stadium for QPR could provide big boost for local area, report finds

A £20 million boost for the local economy could be delivered if the new stadium for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) gets...

23 November 2018

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Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

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Theresa May announces plans for stamp duty levy on overseas buyers

Theresa May kicked off the Conservative Party conference – which is taking place in Birmingham this week – by outlining plans...

03 October 2018

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Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

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Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

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Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

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Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

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UK housing market hit by political uncertainty, says RICS

Residential property price growth in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for almost a year as political uncertainty continues...

14 July 2017

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Sales activity picking up for prime country homes in the UK

There was a marginal rise in prime country prices in the UK in the second quarter of the year, thanks in...

05 July 2017

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Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are...

27 June 2017

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Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

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Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House...

19 June 2017

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Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

The number of homes coming on to the market for sale continued to fall across the UK last month, adding to...

15 June 2017

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UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Britain’s housing market is once again proving resilient despite political turmoil caused by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general...

14 June 2017

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Government urged to implement housing white paper

The Conservative party should stick to proposals put forward in February’s housing white paper, despite having to lead a minority government after...

14 June 2017

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The DUP’s housing policies at-a-glance

After calling a surprise snap general election in a bid to increase her party’s majority in the House of Commons and...

12 June 2017

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New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing...

09 June 2017

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Which party do you think is best suited to preside over the UK housing market?

With housing high on the political agenda ahead of tomorrow’s general election, all the major parties have pledged to tackle the...

07 June 2017

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Residential property sales drop ahead of general election

The number of residential property sales has fallen by 20% as many prospective purchasers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead...

31 May 2017

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Political and economic uncertainty ‘takes its toll on the UK property market’

There was a 9% decline in the number of residential property sales recorded last month, owed in part to a fall...

12 May 2017

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Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 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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UK home sales hit 10-year high in February

UK home sales agreed by estate agents increased to a 10-year high in February, suggesting that confidence in the housing market...

31 March 2017

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Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

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Plans approved for 270 new homes as part of wider regeneration plans

More than 270 flats will be built in North Liverpool after plans for the scheme were given the go-ahead this week. The...

23 February 2017

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House price boom ripples beyond Greater Toronto Area

High residential property prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are rippling out into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance,...

07 February 2017

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Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Rental prices are continuing to race ahead across some of Spain’s main cities, led by gains in Barcelona and Madrid, where...

06 February 2017

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Plans approved for £20m Sheffield development

Planning consent has been awarded for a £20m student accommodation scheme in Sheffield city centre. Sheffield City Council gave London-based developer Southern...

30 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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UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

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New buyer demand in the UK falls by a fifth

Demand from homebuyers in the UK continued to fall in November and is now down by more than a fifth year-over-year,...

09 December 2016

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UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

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Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

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Student property investors target homes in continental Europe

There has been a significant increase in the number of property investors acquiring student housing assets in mainland Europe, new research...

13 October 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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Industry welcomes Berlin's latest Airbnb ruling

A recent court ruling in Berlin has been welcomed by landlords and letting agents with properties in the German capital. Last week,...

17 August 2016

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Surveyors call on UK government to take ‘radical action’ to stimulate growth

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is calling on the government to consider some radical measures to stimulate all aspects of...

10 August 2016

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Wales scraps Right to Buy scheme

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes as the country seeks to...

09 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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Fewer homes changing hands in Hong Kong

Property sales in Hong Kong fell by 11% in May compared with the corresponding month last year despite a 2% increase...

23 June 2016

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Investors 'scrapping to buy properties' in Dublin

The residential property market in Ireland continues to attract investors due to strong growth witnessed in recent years, particularly as the...

31 May 2016

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Why are so many Scottish homes empty?

Concern about becoming a landlord is the main reason why 27,000 homes in Scotland are left empty for long periods of time,...

06 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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Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

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£1m homes to triple by 2030

The number of UK properties worth at least £1 million is expected to more than triple by 2030, according to a...

19 February 2016

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Strong January for housing activity

The year is commencing with significant optimism, as prices have risen 0.3% across England and Wales in the last month; the...

15 January 2016

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Home ownership falls, demand for buy-to-let soars

Home ownership is falling starkly in the UK, according to new research by high-end property firm Savills.  The third issue of the...

20 November 2015

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Housing stock hits post-crisis low, index suggests

The number of properties for sale in England and Wales has fallen to a new low, according to property website Home.co.uk. The...

13 November 2015

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'Housing demand at eleven year high' - NAEA

Housing demand reached an eleven year high in June as property supply levels continued to fall, the National Association of Estate...

28 July 2015

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Deal struck to deliver Scotland's first large scale institutional PRS scheme

One of the world's best-known investment management firms and a premium developer have announced the completion of a deal that will...

21 July 2015

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