September 13, 2016
Dismantling these barriers to small-scale housebuilding will get more homes on UK streets
The lack of affordable, decent homes is affecting families across the whole country. Working at the grassroots with small developers, we believe the Government can do more to solve the housing crisis by lifting the barriers these SMEs face as they attempt to put more homes on UK streets. Recent decades have seen the numbers...
September 13, 2016
Our response to the CLG Committee inquiry into capacity in the homebuilding industry
This is our official response to the review by the Communities and Local Government Committee into capacity in the homebuilding industry. We welcome consideration of the capacity of the sector by the Communities and Local Government Committee. At the same time we encourage the Committee to work with a range of industry participants to identify...
September 5, 2016
House prices rise by 27% in three years in top uni towns
People who bought properties in top uni towns have seen house prices go up by more than £27,000 over the past three years according to new research by HouseSimple. That’s enough to cover tuition fees on a three-year degree course. Online estate agent HouseSimple researched local property markets to calculate house price growth since 2013 and found that...
September 2, 2016
Who to follow on Twitter to keep apace with PropTech
We list the 21 top influencers on PropTech Twitter and people you should be following to keep up with the latest PropTech news
September 1, 2016
Auctions: a guide to buying property at auction
If you’re looking to invest in property, buying at auction could well be for you. The process itself seems simple enough, you bid, you buy. But it helps to understand exactly what you can expect and what to do to get the most out of the opportunity. Buying property at auction is so popular these...
August 31, 2016
House prices up 0.6% but what does the future hold?
Nationwide has published its latest House Price Index, revealing that house prices increased 0.6% in August. But the future of property prices are far from certain. “That house prices went up last month, despite the post-Brexit uncertainty, is a reflection of the sharp imbalance between supply and demand of property in the UK. The House...
August 25, 2016
Now more than ever, we need to back the small developer
In the context of the current housing deficit, the latest housebuilding stats aren’t great. But what does doing better look like? The Department for Communities & Local Government published its latest figures today, which revealed that housebuilding starts in England rose 2% in Q2 compared to the previous quarter and 6% on a year-on year basis....
August 24, 2016
Which student accommodation makes the best development proposal?
In recent years student accommodation has risen from a niche asset class to a global powerhouse, here are the pros and cons of the different property types
August 18, 2016
Get clued up with these top tips for developers interested in student property
Student towns are an excellent option for investors; there’s a steady stream of demand with each new academic year delivering prospective tenants. With A Level results out today and the year’s clearing for university places swinging into action, where’s best for student lets will be on the minds of many. There are a few key...
August 18, 2016
Top 20 buy-to-let investments in student towns
As children across the UK get their A-level results, university will be front of mind for many. Before long your children will have their first year out of the way and it will be time for them to find somewhere to rent with new friends. People living in student towns often take advantage of thriving local...