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KEYWORD "Local Authorities" - 78 RESULTS
Revealed – which UK areas are running the race in construction?

New research from a trade tools supplier has revealed the UK’s fastest-growing housing development locations. Protrade Tools and Fixings analysed domestic housing...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech – digitising applications and ‘first of its kind’ agent platform launches

Tech company The Future Fox has received funding from Innovate UK and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Budget BTL hacks - advice for investors to beat the stamp duty chaos

Investors trying to expand their portfolios can avoid delays caused by residential buyers taking advantage of the Chancellor's stamp duty extension by using four 'buy-to-let hacks', according to broker Mortgages...

10 March 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Could 2021 be the year of the small indie developer?

Over the last 10 months, we have seen a raft of changes to the planning rules in England. This has been...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular housing roundup – the perks of MMC and the Covid-19 effect

Pre-Covid, interest in modern methods of construction (MMC), specifically modular, was steadily growing. However, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions put in...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – Record-breaking results to round off January

With a broadly positive outlook for the housing market in 2021, Property Investor Today takes a look at the auctioneers who...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – issues with regeneration and a multi-million Indian development

In this news roundup, Property Investor Today explores how the government’s ‘build back better’ mantra is being thwarted by data issues,...

29 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

Retail to resi – rising number of conversion applications are being rejected

One of the biggest property investment trends of the year, driven by the pandemic and the devastation this has caused for...

18 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

Investors – should you be looking north to the grand old city of York?

York is one of the most atmospheric and beautiful cities in the UK, but is perhaps overlooked by investors and holiday...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Race against time: homebuyers scramble to save on stamp duty

Residential property searches by local councils have skyrocketed by as much as 1,400% as house hunters race to buy and beat...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

What should any prospective holiday let investor ask themselves before investing?

With the staycation boom caused by Covid-19, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future as travel restrictions remain for...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

ilke Homes set to regenerate Nottinghamshire brownfield site

ilke Homes has been selected by Nottinghamshire City Council to deliver up to 140 homes on a brownfield site in Arnold. The...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Doing it differently – private developer transforms affordable housing

Affordable housing is very often a thorny bone of contention. Arbitrary government targets are regularly missed and this part of the...

04 September 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

Is your buy-to-let investment effectively protected?

If you’re a buy-to-let investor or thinking of becoming one, then you may have very mixed feelings about the current state...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – should investors be building upwards?

In his ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech in Dudley last month, Boris Johnson set out a number of radical planning reforms. This...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight - is self-build a rising investment trend?

Until now, self-build has been something of a niche market – for the brave and risk-taking. It’s received national prominence through...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Smaller institutional investors locked out of investing into UK residential

A new report has found that the UK’s residential market is missing out on billions of pounds of potential investment from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General unveils plans for a new £150m BTR scheme in Sheffield

Financial services company and leading provider of Build to Rent (BTR) homes Legal & General has announced that it is investing...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Development Q&A - coronavirus impact and why PBSA might be a safe haven

With lockdown measures in place until at least May 7, and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to influence all aspects of everyday...

20 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 – developers help out and firm reveals landlord & tenant obligations

The sense of us all being in this together continues, with the property industry very much continuing to play its part in...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan – what has his record been on housing?

While the coronavirus outbreak has led to the postponement of all local and mayoral elections in England for a year to...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction in action – what happens before the gavel goes down?

Here at Property Investor Today, we regularly cover auctions from across the country, with stories of packed out catalogues and lots...

11 March 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

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

From: Breaking News

Weighing up the best options in property development

Formerly a property industry secret, the number of option agreements has risen dramatically in recent years, and with numerous local authorities...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tax tips for investors in short-term rentals

The short-let rental market is booming, despite controversy and opposition around the world. In recent months, we have covered both the...

29 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

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

Women in Property Investment - A rising star in property investment

We’re back with another instalment of Women in Property Investment (slightly delayed thanks to technical difficulties caused by pesky Christmas gremlins). This...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Fire-damaged property sells for £40k in £4.6m auction

A fire-damaged house that went under the hammer without a reserve and sold for £40,000 was one of the highlights at...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Young Brits are on the move in the UK, and here’s where…

Coventry has been named the top UK housing hotspot for 18-34 year olds. The research, conducted by regulated property buyer Good Move,...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Shop conversions ‘stubbornly low’ despite growing retail vacancy rates

The number of retail properties approved for conversions to residential property has fallen 17% in the last year, from 453 in...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

European cities join together to demand EU help for dealing with short-let boom

Ten cities in Europe have asked for more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other short-let holiday rental websites....

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Decision to scrap Severn Bridge toll leads to property price boom in South Wales

There has been a dramatic rise in property prices in south east Wales since last year’s announcement that the Severn Bridge...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Sale to completion process on a four-day delay

There has been a slightly longer period from sale agreed to completion in 2018 compared to 2017, according to House Network. The...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

London price growth hits seven year low, Index claims

Two fifths of postcodes across London are registering year-on-year price falls, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. The...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Farm conversions fall by 20% in a year

Research by peer-to-peer platform Lendy has revealed that the number of conversions of farm buildings into new homes fell by 20%...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

“Javid must bring public sites to auction,” says auction boss

The head of one of the UK’s leading auction networks has welcomed new housing secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to deliver more...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 in jeopardy, but rents rise significantly in affected areas

It was revealed last week that Crossrail 2 could be delayed by up to a decade, with the £31bn infrastructure project...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Leeds the best location for building new homes, research reveals

New research has revealed that Leeds is the best city in England for building new homes. Analysis of official figures by...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

London has opportunity to boost significantly the supply of housing

There has been record number of planning applications to build new homes in London this year, giving the city a genuine...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding in England at highest level since 2008

The number of new build homes being started across England is at its highest level since 2008, the government claims. Fresh figures...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Scotland outperforming England and Wales

House prices in Scotland increased by an average of 0.5% in June to reach an average of £175,941, according to the...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to ensure your next property acquisition is gas safe

When investing in buy-to-let, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the property were last serviced and...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Caridon Calls for Coherent Housing Policies from Politicians

The policy focus of the upcoming election will be on Brexit, but political parties will do well to remember that housing...

11 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices rise 2.2%

The average price of a home in Scotland in December 2016 increased by 2.2% compared with the previous year to reach...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Delivery plan approved: ‘Wales will have seen nothing on this scale before’

A new report setting out how the 10 local authorities in South East Wales involved with the Cardiff Capital Region City...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Top tips to ensure your next property investment is gas safe

When investing in a new property, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the building were last...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Scottish landlords unprepared for changes to energy efficiency

With a new set of energy efficiency regulations set to be introduced in Scotland later this year, commercial property owners north...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Government calls for blacklist against the worst PRS offenders

A government consultation has proposed that a blacklist should be created for persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. However, Paul Shamplina,...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

 Rise in activity in the Scottish housing market

Data released from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) suggest that the Scottish housing market has turned a corner, with a marked...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Right to Buy a cynical ploy for more votes, planning expert argues

A town planning expert from Birmingham City University has warned that reviving the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme is simply a cynical...

05 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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