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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.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Stephen Kinsella as its new director of accelerated construction.
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.
Shared ownership specialist Heylo has been granted registered provider status and appointed former housing minister Nick Raynsford as its chair.
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 Securities has been granted planning permission to build two offices buildings in Southwark totalling 204,440 sq ft.
The industry has turned on chancellor Philip Hammond for failing to address the government’s damaging stamp duty regime in today’s budget.
Property experts have slammed chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget for failing to help companies facing huge business rates hikes.
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At this year’s Mipim, the usual throng of council leaders were joined by a larger-than-usual number of central government representatives.
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.