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Theresa May

Theresa May triggers Article 50 - property reacts

29 March 2017

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally begin Brexit negotiations by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon in a letter delivered to Brussels.

Stephen Kinsella HCA

HCA accelerates construction with new director

29 March 2017

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Stephen Kinsella as its new director of accelerated construction.

10-18 Victoria

Westminster launches tall buildings consultation

27 March 2017

Westminster City Council has launched a public consultation to identify the best way to manage the future growth of Westminster, including its policy on tall buildings.

Heylo becomes registered provider

27 March 2017

Shared ownership specialist Heylo has been granted registered provider status and appointed former housing minister Nick Raynsford as its chair.


RICS mulls action on dual agency outside the UK

14 March 2017

The RICS has revealed that it will review the controversial practice of dual agency, otherwise known as double-dipping, outside the UK after moving to ban it in this country.

Land Secs Southwark

Land Secs secures planning for Southwark office scheme

14 March 2017

Land Securities has been granted planning permission to build two offices buildings in Southwark totalling 204,440 sq ft.

Fizzy Living Stepney

Spring Budget: Hammond makes no mention of punitive stamp duty regime

8 March 2017

The industry has turned on chancellor Philip Hammond for failing to address the government’s damaging stamp duty regime in today’s budget.

Philip Hammond

Spring Budget: Property reacts to 'pathetic' business rates changes

8 March 2017

Property experts have slammed chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget for failing to help companies facing huge business rates hikes.

Planning and Policy FEATURES

Gavin Barwell MIPIM

Barwell says he'll stop making policy changes

At this year’s Mipim, the usual throng of council leaders were joined by a larger-than-usual number of central government representatives.

Gavin Barwell

Barwell signals U-turn on land-banking stance

Government rhetoric on land banking softened dramatically last week, as housing minister Gavin Barwell appeared to accept housebuilder assurances that they do not deliberately ‘hoard land’ to drive up house prices.

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