Can build-to-rent thrive in a Brexit-induced slowdown?
The Brexit vote has proved a shock to the property industry. Deals are slowing, commercial property investment is falling, high-end homes are struggling to find buyers and developers – including the large housebuilders – are putting their plans on hold. READ MORE
Stamp duty rise 'will trigger buy-to-let stampede'
Prospective home buyers will clamour to complete on buy-to-lets and second properties before a planned stamp duty rise next year, a think tank has warned. READ MORE
Osborne's dreams of new affordable housing could crumble
The construction industry will need to recruit at least a million more workers over the next five years if George Osborne’s hopes of new homes are to be realised. READ MORE
Privatising UK social housing won't work – just look at Europe
The government is putting its faith in the market to solve our housing crisis. But many European countries have already done so and regret it. READ MORE
London mayor gives approval for over 12,600 new homes in Greenwich
The Mayor of London has given his seal of approval for the city's largest single regeneration development in the Greenwich Peninsula which includes over 12,600 new homes. READ MORE
AIB forges ahead with £550m portfolio sale
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is selling £550m of property loans in a deal that will test investor appetite for increasingly granular loan portfolios. READ MORE
Private landlords in Wales subject to new scheme to uphold high standards in private rented sector
The Welsh Government's housing minister Lesley Griffiths AM has launched the Rent Smart Wales scheme READ MORE
UK private rented sector stable with voids at historic lows
The private rented sector in the UK is a stable market where yields have seen modest improvements and void periods, the average amount of time PRS properties spend unoccupied, are at historic lows. READ MORE
Institutional investors have growing appetite for Resi
Appetite for residential investment among institutional investors has never been higher, and large numbers are looking to trade out of other sectors to fund deals, a survey by Internos has found. READ MORE
Rent control plans ‘threaten Scotland’s burgeoning PRS market’
Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).