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KEYWORD "Reform" - 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

New UKAA CEO: 'rental reform will narrow the gap between PRS and BTR'

The UK's Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to grow and evolve, which arguably makes the role of the market's trade...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Market slowdown – UK house price growth expected to plummet

Average house price values are set to rise by a total of 12.9% by the end of 2026, but affordability pressures...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – land lots, camping and a blessing in disguise

This week’s auction roundup features a new addition, with Cheffins’ June auction dominated by land lots. Network Auctions anticipates plenty of...

27 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

Just the beginning: First new UK leasehold property reforms become official

In this guest piece, Charles Brown, content writer of LDN Properties, discusses the potential impact of the latest reform on leasehold,...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors – are you ready for the Property Investor Show?

The Property Investor Show returns on April 1-2 at London’s ExCeL Centre and is anticipated to be ‘bigger and better attended...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: How affordable housing targets can be reached

Here, Giles Sutcliffe, head of affordable housing at Cluttons, shares his insight on what is needed in order to achieve affordable...

16 March 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

Planning to buy a luxury new build? Watch out for the leasehold…

In this guest piece, Hugh Wigzell, senior associate at Farrer & Co, lists three issues that property buyers and investors should watch out for...

02 March 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

Breakthrough! Mayo Wynne Baxter wins landmark case for holiday homeowners

A leading South East law firm has won a breakthrough case by helping a group of holiday home leaseholders purchase the...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

Independent Buying Agents Haringtons reflects on the long-requested need to transform leasehold agreements and what impact this will have on the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Partygate – will there soon be another new Housing Minister?

The revolving door of housing ministers could swing open once again if Boris Johnson survives the current crisis affecting his leadership...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from famous gym buildings to £1m farmhouses

This week is nothing but positive, with the release of Clive Emson’s diverse catalogue, impressive lots set to go under the...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – 10-year milestones, suburban BTR and new-build loans

This week’s development roundup highlights the latest in development and investment, from Elevate Property Group’s decade-long run and Legal & General’s...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold consultation – what do investors need to know?

On Tuesday, the government launched a six-week consultation on proposals to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase the...

14 January 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

Boost for leasehold – Zurich sponsors ALEP for another year

With the leasehold scandal ongoing, and long-promised reform still some way off or incomplete, leasehold enfranchisement is arguably more important than...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Can planning help to solve the social care crisis?

In this guest piece, Bidwells discusses the important role that planning plays in housing and social care, and what can be...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the government really serious about its ‘brownfield-first’ pledge?

Both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove made Tory conference speeches pushing housebuilding on brownfield sites up this government’s agenda. With funding...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning reform the biggest obstacle for resi development – claim

The existing planning system is the biggest obstacle to residential development, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). Its annual...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

John Clay, a board member and past chairman of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, has written an open letter to the...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - leasehold reform should be top of Michael Gove’s 'to-do’ list

Housebuilder Countryside Properties has become the latest big developer to pledge an end to ground rents on leasehold properties, meaning that...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Permission denied! A quarter of investors thwarted by planning roadblocks

A new survey of more than 500 UK property investors, carried out by SearchLand, has shed light on the key challenges...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding – first deals, hidden abodes and Gloucestershire homes

This mini housebuilding roundup features Lovell’s pledge to combat the housing shortage with refurbishment, and two ambitious deals from Pocket Living...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Co-living scheme, housebuilding hiatus & construction milestone

In this property investment roundup, PIT zones in on a new co-living scheme in Exeter, a potential halt in housebuliding and...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – a bumper September to wrap up the summer

Last week, PIT spoke to some of the UK’s biggest and most successful auctioneers to find out if they planned to...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: The misconceptions of land banking

Following the news of the departure of Robert Jenrick and the introduction of Michael Gove as Secretary of State for the newly renamed Department...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Potential ‘landmines’ in the Fire Safety Act revealed by property expert

Fire door inspections and compartmentation will be the next ‘landmine’ in the building safety saga, a property consultancy expert has warned. New...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders need extra funding not just extra time

As part of its unveiling of some of the detail in the Building Safety Bill currently making its way through Parliament,...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire Safety Act 2021 – are landlords and investors prepared?

Compliance expert Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021, and describes the...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords and compliance – the devil is in the detail

In recent months, residential landlords have been under huge pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and...

09 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

Q&A – housing digitisation, women in property and the future of short-lets

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, co-founder and chief executive of PropTech platform AltoVita, on a...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

From landlord to landlord-developer - the top investment strategy?

Is property investment still a good long-term strategy, or has the taxation and regulatory reforms over the past five years made...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction update - corporate deviance, deleted reviews and Redrow rebrand

Research by London South Bank University (LSBU) has claimed that the high-profile collapse of construction giant Carillion in January 2018 highlights ‘a culture of financial...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

Property developer and Reform UK leader Richard Tice has outlined a new warranty scheme to resolve the cladding crisis affecting thousands...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New ground rent legislation explained - why is it so important?

Being hailed as the first part of the biggest English property law reform in decades, the announcement of new ground rent...

02 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

Cladding roundup – why we must take cladding and fire safety more seriously

Principle Estate Management has welcomed government plans for new legislation that takes fire safety even more seriously. The Home Office has announced...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold scandal – NLC welcomes CMA announcement on ‘onerous’ ground rents

The National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) – the UK's largest and most influential campaign group on leasehold reform - has welcomed the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular update – affordable modular homes coming to Beeston

ilke Homes has partnered with emh group to deliver affordable homes in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. In light of the government’s reforms to increase...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors could be between a rock and a hard place after Budget – claim

The Budget could leave many property investors and landlords ‘between a rock and a hard place’, according to Apropos. The letting firm...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

The government’s plan to reform leasehold laws has been met with much fanfare. Under the plans, ground rents would be removed,...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

2021: is it the comeback year for PCL property?

It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly eventful year for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns meant...

29 January 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

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

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

While many have cautiously welcomed the prospect of leasehold reform, Mick Platt, chief executive of Wallace Partnership Group, offers a different...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Do rushed planning reforms risk damaging the physical environment?

In this opinion piece, Elizabeth Osborne - a legal director at Ashfords Solicitors - asks whether the government's proposed planning reforms will be dangerous...

16 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

Building update: SME developers want to build more; ecolodge opens in Italy

Research by TrustedLand and LandTech has revealed that more than half of the UK’s small and mid-sized property developers expect to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Planting seeds - what does the planning system overhaul involve?

We have seen over the past few months a real government impetus to regain lost ground, since the economic effects of...

23 September 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

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

Housing shortage for older people: stamp duty cut is short-term fix

It would be hard to deny that the UK housing market isn’t in desperate need of reform. The government has acknowledged...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Now is not the time to shake-up real estate

It has been well over a month since the UK government first announced social distancing measures in response to Covid-19. At...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While...

13 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

Shared ownership enquiries soar as buyers seek a quicker route

There has been a huge surge of enquiries from buyers considering Shared Ownership, according to results from Property Booking. Property Booking, the...

12 February 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

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

Stamp duty reform is needed to solve the housing crisis

Reducing stamp duty is the key to unlocking the housing crisis, according to new research from retirement living provider Audley Group. With...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Striking a policy balance is crucial for foreign property investment

When it comes to regulating and managing foreign investment in highly desirable UK bricks and mortar, understanding the subtleties of the...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Do regeneration projects need to consider their cultural responsibilities?

In the last few months, Property Investor Today has run a series on London’s largest regeneration projects, many of which include...

25 October 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

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Sponsored Content

New guide for London’s leaseholders launched by Sadiq Khan

A new guide designed to help London leaseholders has been released by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with the Mayor also...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

Property investment platform British Pearl has revealed that ‘ruthless’ developers are cashing in on ‘abusive’ leasehold homes, with prices surging 16...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying agent says Brexit won't put British buyers off French property

British people will not be put off by the weaker pound and Brexit negotiations and will continue to buy French properties...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Key things to look out for when buying a leasehold property

Q&A with Rachael Donnelly, associate solicitor in the property litigation team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, on the key things to look...

10 November 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

Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn

The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning review proposals ‘offers a distinct overall lack of detail’

Taking into account the wide range of views expressed to the proposals set out in the ‘places, people and planning’ consultation,...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cheaper house prices cause surge in prime London housing market activity

The decline in property prices at the upper end of London’s housing market has led to a sharp rise in home...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Government’s SDLT reform has ‘shattered the property market’

The government’s decision to introduce stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reforms 12 months ago has had an adverse impact on the...

08 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

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mario Carrozzo CEO of Caridon Group

Q: About the Caridon Group?  Caridon Group provides exceptional, end-to-end residential property solutions throughout the UK, from property development and management to...

11 May 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property expert calls for VAT reform to shore up UK housing market

This week’s Budget statement will present the Chancellor Philip Hammond with a prime opportunity to address the inequality in VAT between new...

06 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to drop revaluation plans

The chief executive of Sainsbury’s, Mike Coupe, is the latest in a long line of high prominent business leaders to call...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland’s commercial farmland market to remain robust

Given the healthy levels of interest witnessed in the commercial farmland market last year, the sector looks set to remain robust...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms made by former chancellor George Osborne take their toll on the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

European house price boom continues unabated, market analysis shows

Residential property prices rose in 17 of the 22 European housing markets for which figures were available during the year to...

21 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

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

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

Urgent need to ‘reshape Britain’s housing mix’

Gavin Barwell MP has been warmly welcomed by various property industry professionals to his new role as housing minister, but is...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Sutton Kersh see sharp rise in property instructions

There has been a significant increase in the number of lots offered for sale ahead of Sutton Kersh’s next property auction...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Taxing times for residential landlords and investors

Residential property investors are facing a number of tax reforms that will fundamentally change the profitability of their portfolios.  The changes will...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners have saved £1.9bn since stamp duty changes

UK homebuyers have collectively saved £1.9bn since the stamp duty reform in December 2014, according to My Home Move. This equates to...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Reduced tax relief is top landlord worry

The Government’s decision to reduce landlords' buy-to-let tax relief to the basic rate of 20% is a major factor for half...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to form pension strategy for many

Results from a survey of industry bodies has revealed that buy-to-let will be the main use of equity release for the...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let continues to boom

Interest in the UK’s buy-to-let sector remains strong, despite George Osborne’s changes to mortgage tax relief in July’s Budget.  According to online...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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