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November 23, 2016

An Autumn Statement of intent

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement will also be his last, as he will use future fiscal events in the Autumn to outline new economic and financial changes and the Spring statement will be an update of progress. In policy terms, Hammond has slackened his predecessor’s ambition to reach a budget surplus by 2020, instead prioritising...

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November 23, 2016

Scrapping letting agents' fees at odds with government goals?

In the Autumn Statement today the Chancellor announced a ban on letting agency fees to be implemented “as soon as possible.” Ian Thomas, LendInvest co-founder & CIO, said: “Scrapping letting agency fees is surely at odds with the government’s goal to promoting a healthy rental market. Landlords will be squeezed from yet another angle, while...

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November 22, 2016

What do property professionals most want to see from the Autumn Statement?

We report back on our survey asking property professionals what they most want to see in the Autumn statement

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November 22, 2016

Product update: We’ve launched a new development exit finance product

We’re delighted to announce a new Development Exit finance product for developers whose projects have reached practical completion but have not been sold

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November 22, 2016

Investor Insights: November letter from the MD

Our Investor Insights report covers the latest Trump and Brexit news and their potential impact on investments

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November 22, 2016

Top 8 web resources for aspiring property developers

LendInvest recently ran its first Property Development Academy in partnership with the University of Reading. Alongside free intensive property development courses like the Development Academy, there are a good number of useful resources out there for people getting into the property industry or with property developments under way. These are the top 8 web resources...

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November 17, 2016

Our Autumn Statement policy wishlist

With Philip Hammond set to deliver his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer in just under a week, rumours are circulating around what might be in Hammond’s red box on November 23rd. During his speech at the Conservative Party Conference Hammond made it clear that this government is committed to improving the UK’s...

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November 17, 2016

The first LendInvest Property Development Academy in photos

See pictures from our first Property Development Academy, where we welcomed would-be developers to the LendInvest office to hear from industry experts

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November 17, 2016

Why the Redfern Review underlines the need for a long-term housing strategy

Since the Redfern Review into the decline of homeownership in Britain was published yesterday by Taylor Wimpey CEO Pete Redfern for the Labour Party, industry has welcomed the findings of Redfern’s review, underlining the need for a long-term strategy to combat the the sustained fall in housing supply. With homeownership rates dropping from 71 per...

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November 17, 2016

"Why not build houses in factories?" Tom Bloxham talks modular housing on the BBC

Modular housing is a buzzword in the housing sector of late. And this rising interest in flatpack construction tech isn’t riding on the empty winds of hype. It’s grounded in a tangible promise of change: an approach to building that could help solve the UK’s daunting housing deficit. Tom Bloxham, co-founder of Urban Splash is...

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