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KEYWORD "Labour" - 112 RESULTS
Wholesome homes – 1,200 new units for London’s rough sleepers

Since 2016, City Hall services have closely worked with councils and charities to assist 12,000 homeless people into safe, long-term accommodation. The...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Castleforge - talking interest rates, BTR trends, data and rental reform

In this Q&A, we speak to Adam MacLeod, partner at Castleforge Partners, for his thoughts on data-driven investment, the latest trends...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Addressing the housing crisis – the role of non-bank lenders

It is no secret that the UK is currently facing a chronic shortage of affordable housing, at a time when incomes...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How much to maintain the rental sector? Around £30bn, study says

Maintenance in the UK rented sector totals a whopping £30 billion a year, according to new research. Property maintenance solution provider, Help...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sun shines on Cyprus - property sales on island hit their highest in 14 years

Residential property in Cyprus continued to be in high demand in April 2022, with 938 successful transactions completed on the island...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

UWOs not being used in fight against dirty money, says Labour

The most recent Mayor's Question Time meeting revealed that there have been no Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) secured to stem the...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - major regeneration for Sandwell between now and 2027

A range of corporate regeneration policies for 2022 to 2027 have been approved by Sandwell Council’s cabinet that could ultimately deliver up...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Britain set for a housebuilding boom? Expert says yes

With the sector showing signs that it’s set to rebound from a decline in pandemic output, Lee Martin, head of UK...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

TfL funding fiasco – huge numbers of new homes at risk, says Assembly member

Labour’s London Assembly planning spokesperson has claimed that much-needed new homes will remain unbuilt and potential jobs unfilled without long-term investment...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Permission granted – planning approvals for new homes bounce back

While the level of new homes being granted planning permission dipped during the first year of the pandemic, this negative trend...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction costs could set developers back £3.2bn a year – claim

The cost of construction for a new-build property is set to climb by almost £18,000 per unit – a jump that...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill completes parliamentary journey - what now?

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act, once it comes into effect, will prevent ground rent being charged on most new leases. Anyone...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Masterplan for West Bromwich given the green light

Last week saw Sandwell’s Cabinet approve ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich’s town centre over the coming decades. The West...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction crisis – building output decline persists in 2022

A construction output report has revealed that the value of underlying work commencing on-site has fallen 15% in the three months...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up a damp squib for investors, says expert

Last week (Wednesday February 2), the government finally released its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, designed to help flesh out a...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

What is the top UK market trend from an Asian investment viewpoint?

Wealthy Chinese investors have long been reliable investors in the market, and have frequently looked to the UK, specifically London, as...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - predictions and market influences for 2022

As we begin 2022, Andrea Fawell, sales and marketing director of property developers Kebbell, gives a very honest account of the market factors that are...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - what could happen to the property market?

It's been another busy year for those with a stake in the UK property market, with commercial to residential transformations, Build...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

A letter to Gove - why affordable housing is vital to truly level up the country

In this guest piece, Guy Horne, co-founder and chief executive of HSPG, sets out why provision of affordable and supported housing...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

HS2 – will investors in the North now miss out?

Since its announcement all the way back in 2009, HS2 is a project that has attracted controversy, derision, support, protests, high-profile...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR update – subdued Q3 but strong pipeline points to Q4 boom, says CBRE

The UK’s fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £374 million of investment in Q3 2021, according to...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Real people, real fears – Labour backs FBU to fight cladding scandal

The Labour Party is calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the building safety crisis and prevent...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

What to look for in your first property: tips from NW property expert

As the property investment industry becomes ever more complex, it can be difficult for a first-timer to take the plunge and...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Hull regeneration – construction begins at major new scheme

Construction work is now officially underway to bring over 500 new homes to a key regeneration site in Hull.   Housebuilder Strata Homes...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

The rebuild of Holloway Prison – why are there campaigns against the plans?

A number of community-led campaign groups are calling for a landmark Women’s Building and social housing on the former Holloway Prison...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech 3.0 and beyond – the future of property investment

Technology is changing how investors find, select and purchase property. This is especially true with the constraints of the past year...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail boom – house price premium climbs to 17% as testing begins

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has revealed that house prices surrounding Crossrail stations are...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why should you invest in Lisbon?

On Thursday May 6, a webinar was held – ‘Invest. Work. Live. In Lisbon’ – to highlight the best ways of...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Rune Sovndahl – talking podcasts, Nordic influence and trends

For landlords and property investors, maintenance is a key if not particularly glamorous part of the job. But how can landlords and...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mayoral race 2021 – who are the candidates for London Mayor?

Early next month, Londoners will head to the polls to elect the capital’s next Mayor, in a vote that has been...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor insight – are off-plan developments a good investment?

A property development and investment company has claimed that the ongoing shortfall in housing is prompting strong demand for high spec...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas advice: how to buy a Spanish second home at below market value

Despite it being not far off 15 years since the global financial crisis, the fallout is still being felt in the...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Developer issues – architects willing to take legal action & homebuyer fightback

A leading private wealth law firm claims that architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

In light of the controversy surrounding cladding as of late, DBRS Morningstar has released a commentary titled ‘UK Cladding: Much More...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

London roundup – major new regen schemes in Old Kent Road and Brent

The team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old Kent Road into hundreds of new homes has...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - common mistakes when investing in European property

In theory, investing in the European property market is simple, but in reality it can be a little more challenging. The first...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – how the National Leasehold Campaign took the fight to leasehold

The leasehold scandal has been one of the biggest topics of debate and controversy in the property industry in recent years,...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Brexit has been worse for us than the pandemic’ – Q&A with Goldrose Sharpe

A London-based property development company, founded by two young local entrepreneurs, managed to post record sales over the last two quarters...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – developers aim for zero carbon and L&G expands its portfolio

Fast-growing Build to Rent company Moda Living has joined FOOTPRINT as a founding member, pledging its commitment to net zero carbon. FOOTPRINT is...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration update – what are the latest plans to transform Old Kent Road?

As part of our 10-part London regeneration series last year, we zoned in on Old Kent Road – the ancient thoroughfare...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: how will Brexit affect the UK property market?

As the clock ticks ever closer to the end of the transition period, and the start of post-Brexit Britain from January,...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – who are the world’s top 50 short-term let property managers?

A Barcelona-based software company recently announced its list of the ‘World’s Top 50 Short Term Property Managers’.  Rentals United, which describes itself...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Development – from the former home of Coventry’s mayor to Nottingham’s boom

In this development update, PIT explores the fascinating history of a Victorian villa in Coventry – which is being developed into...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The birth of Build to Rent – how did it become the PRS’s biggest trend?

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly,...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Will Covid-19 lead to a redefinition of long-term residential tourism?

Google searches for ‘moving abroad’ have once again returned to the peak search figures of last year. The current Covid climate,...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: modern tech allows modular housing firm to continue working

A modular housing developer has safely completed a housing development in Leeds and continues to work on six other sites across...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

The new way forward? Salford’s first virtual committee approves scheme

Two brownfield sites overlooking the River Irwell are set to be converted into 500 apartments for sale and private rent after...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how has the prime property market coped with lockdown?

While England slowly starts to emerge from lockdown under the UK government’s three-point plan (the devolved administrations are taking a slightly...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Impact of virus and lockdown set to cause historic decline in housing delivery

The knock-on effects of the spread of coronavirus and the subsequent government lockdown will result in 56,000 fewer homes being delivered...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget 2020 – wish-lists and predictions

The latest Budget – Rishi Sunak’s first as Chancellor following his dramatic promotion – is set to take place on Wednesday...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan makes rent controls a key part of his pitch for re-election

The thorny issue of rent controls has reared its head again as the campaigns for the London mayoral election 2020 start...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - talking modular housing, sustainability and the self-build boom

With the number of major modular housing providers in the UK increasing, and calls getting ever-louder for more modern methods of...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Will the government be introducing a mansion tax on high value homes?

It was revealed over the weekend that Boris Johnson is considering introducing a mansion tax for high value homes. The Telegraph, which...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Homebuilder installs first modular homes in Stoke-on-Trent

Modern homebuilder St. Modwen Homes has installed two new modular properties at its Victoria Park development in Stoke-on-Trent. The installation of the...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Are the capital’s empty homes ripe for investment?

It was revealed last week that nearly 25,000 homes in London are being left unoccupied, according to the most recent government...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers caught between rock and a hard place ahead of election day

Overseas buyers may be faced with a relative drop in value of up to 30% in the event of a Conservative...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

How can technology in the property sector increase homes built and sold?

The UK population is growing by more than 500,000 people each year, yet only about half the homes needed are built...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Tories repledge higher stamp duty for foreign buyers

The Conservative Party has unveiled plans for a 3% stamp duty surcharge for non-UK tax residents who are purchasing property, which...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration: what is the Canada Water Masterplan?

In the latest part of our series on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today finds out more about the dramatic plans...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent controls cause damage to tenants, new research argues

New research has claimed that rent controls hurt tenants by drying up the supply of rental homes and in some cases...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Could HS2 be the best thing to never happen to Birmingham?

On Wednesday, it was announced by the government that it is launching a review of the high-speed rail link HS2, which...

23 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Midlands regeneration: Carnegie library converted into modern homes

Claremont Property Group recently completed work on a Grade II listed Carnegie library in the West Midlands town of Stourbridge, converting ‘The...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Sheffield house prices set to motor due to HS2

A rapid increase in property prices surrounding Sheffield train station is expected to be triggered by what is commonly known as...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Mayor urged to ban Tube adverts encouraging people to break short-let laws

The Mayor of London has been urged to ban adverts on the Tube that encourage the breaking of short-term lettings law. Tom...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Brits investing abroad - the countdown to Brexit

Brexit is due to happen, in one way or another, on March 29 2019. This means that UK nationals interested in...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Berlin property market shows strong price growth

Berlin, which next year marks its 30th anniversary as a re-unified city, has witnessed strong price growth over the last five...

21 September 2018

From: Breaking News

How to transform a property for under £5,000

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares his secrets on how to...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding rate falling substantially, survey finds

A new survey of housebuilding companies has revealed that the construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

England’s new homes shortfall will reach over 1m by 2022

England has encountered a rift between new build completions and new households being added to the population after a slow output...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

British house prices will ‘struggle to rise much’ this year

Residential property price growth across Britain eased to a three-month low in August, as cooler economic conditions and political uncertainty continued...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London house prices are ‘vulnerable to an exceptionally painful correction’

Residential properties in London are generally increasing in value each year by more than their owners receive in salary, new figures...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Political party manifestos don’t go far enough on leasehold reforms

The Conservative and Labour parties have now published their manifestos ahead of next week’s general election, which include policies to reform...

30 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Are illegal gas fitters putting your property investments at risk?

A number of property investors across the UK are potentially putting their property investments at risk of major gas incidents, such...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

London’s ability to ‘re-invent and evolve’ makes it Europe’s most superior city

With fears of a residential and commercial property crash having receded following last year’s Brexit vote, London is starting to look...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Two thirds of UK builders report material price hikes

More than two thirds of small and medium-sized UK building firms have seen a rise in the cost of materials caused...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rise in December

Residential property prices in the UK remained broadly stable in 2016 but is likely to slow next year, the Nationwide has...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Stable house prices represent a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to buy

With mortgage borrowing costs at a record-low, home price growth relatively flat and new housing supply failing to meet demand, one...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to defy post-Brexit gloomy forecasts

Residential property prices in the UK increased by an average of 7.7% in the year to September, according to the latest...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

 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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

UK house prices defy Brexit gloom, but slowdown intensifies down south

The annual rate of home price growth across 20 of the largest UK cities hit 8.5% in September, up from 8.2%...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Greek property prices fall at slower pace

Residential property prices in Greece fell at a slower pace in the second quarter of the year compared with the previous...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall next year

Residential property prices look set to fall across many part of the UK next year as the housing market and wider...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit impact on house prices is ‘not certain’

Residential property prices increased at their fastest annual pace in four months in July, but the early impact of Brexit has...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Property price sentiment increases at slower pace in June

Fewer households across the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in June, according to the latest house price...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Brexit could help first-time-buyers onto the property ladder

Significantly more first-time-buyers would have a chance of getting a foot on the property ladder if Britain votes to leave the...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Scotland election 2016: What the parties propose on housing

There has been a notable rise in Scottish property sales and prices in recent months, although activity in the market has...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

London’s super-rich target ‘iceberg homes’

There has been a sharp rise in the number of mega-basement planning applications across many parts of the capital as wealthy...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Steady house price growth in January, Nationwide Index shows

House prices have risen by 0.3% in January, according to the latest findings from Nationwide. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said the...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Average London rent to hit £2,000 a month by 2020

If rents continue at the same pace, the average two bed home in the capital will surpass the £2,000pcm mark by...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

On-demand services take the chore out of selling property

The process of auctioning a property can be a messy affair in more ways than one. Keeping your property clean and...

05 October 2015

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Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

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