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KEYWORD "Local Government" - 61 RESULTS
Community ownership key to reviving UK high streets, says research

Here at Property Investor Today, we have written regularly about regeneration projects and the need to revive Britain’s high streets, which...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Giles Atkinson and I’m one part of...

03 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

First Homes - what is going on with the scheme?

The First Homes scheme, one of the flagship housing schemes announced by the government last year as Boris Johnson finally tried...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of solving the UK’s shortage of affordable homes

In this guest piece, David Searle, co-founder and COO of HSPG, outlines why affordable housing provision is more important than ever. House prices...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Moving to Portugal – what should investors know?

Expat financial planning firm Blevins Franks held a webinar earlier this month – named ‘A conversation about Moving to Portugal’ –...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently launched the fifth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, a scheme that helps councils tackle...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – free frameworks webinars and the Building Safety Bill

A series of free webinars are being held this month to help public sector clients access three major frameworks, including a...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New build boom: will the National Home Building Fund solve the housing crisis?

Whether you’d describe it as a housing shortage or crisis, it is clear that the UK’s unprecedented demand for new-build homes...

21 June 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

Student bounce-back, recruitment for South West project and cinema salvage

A specialist provider of purpose-built student accommodation has reported a trebling in the pace of bookings since Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Green homes – can the construction & development industry be plastic-free?

Despite the focus in the last year being mostly on coronavirus and Brexit, environmental issues and sustainability have remained high on...

24 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

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

A guest piece we ran on Monday suggesting that the government’s plans for leasehold might not represent a victory for leaseholders...

20 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

Investors - is housing the future of the high street?

On PIT, we’ve asked this question quite a lot in recent months, with John Lewis entering the Build to Rent market...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what does 2021 hold for the student market?

As we get ever closer to leaving 2020 behind (and many might be happy to write this year off entirely), thoughts...

04 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

Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

It is no secret that the leasehold market has had its challenges in recent years. Abuses by a number of developers...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

ilke Homes secures Rushden development to deliver 150 homes

Fast-growing modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a site for residential development in Rushden, Northamptonshire, that has the potential to...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Empty homes in England – can’t alternative uses be found?

In recent months, we’ve covered a number of stories extolling the virtues of converting retail units to residential in light of...

04 November 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

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

Why landlords must not use ‘no DSS’ to discriminate against benefit tenants

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the use of ‘no DSS’ in homes being listed for let, with...

29 July 2020

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Extension to eviction ban – three things landlords need to know

Earlier this month, the government confirmed that its ban on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic is to be extended for...

12 June 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Greening the market – new tie-up set to deliver eco-friendly homes

A leading modular housing company has partnered with housing provider Stonewater to deliver 120 affordable eco-homes to Hereford in a deal...

08 June 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

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

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

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

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Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Residential buildings account for only a tiny proportion of Green Belt development

Manchester has become the first place in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Demand rises for live-in guardians to keep empty properties safe

There is an increased demand for live-in guardians to keep empty homes secure, according to Homesitters, Britain’s largest home and pet-sitting...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

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London development industry continues to bemoan government inaction

The property and development industry in London remains unimpressed with central and local government when it comes to enabling development activity. That’s...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Planning permission more likely to be approved in affluent London boroughs

London boroughs with an average house price of over £1 million are more likely to have planning permissions approved, according to...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 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

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

New cladding tests reveal further safety failings

Cladding used on 111 high-rise blocks across Britain, 90 of which are owned or managed by social housing providers, have now...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

LGA calls for building regulation review after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on central government to launch an ‘urgent and immediate’ review of building regulations following...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 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

One issue must dominate the UK general election campaign... housing

Announcing her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June, Theresa May yesterday made it clear that Brexit would...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of office to residential conversions drops 19% year-on-year

A lack of funding and uncertainty over Brexit contributed to a sharp decline in the volume of office to residential conversions...

21 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

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

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

 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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Barcelona City Council clamping down on illegal tourist rentals

Barcelona City Council has stepped up efforts to stamp out illegal tourist rentals in the Spanish city by sending out letters...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

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

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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