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There has been a lot of talk about the growth of the nascent BTR housing market in Scotland in recent months, but very little about the importance of communities.
While the debate about the implications, meaning and form of Brexit runs on, one effect is clear - the fall in the pound following the UK’s decision to leave the EU has attracted new overseas investors to the UK property market eager to take advantage of the favourable exchange rates.
Estimates suggest 400,000 workers will be needed each year for the next five years if the government is to meet its housebuilding targets. We believe that this should be seen as an opportunity for both workers and companies in the industry.
As Alex Morton’s recent column highlights, the government’s white paper marks a significant moment for the UK housing sector.
I read with interest Barry Jessup’s piece last week on some of the challenges ahead in the nascent develop-to-rent sector.
As Mia Hunt highlights, Generation Zs’ and Baby Boomers’ differing life experiences and influences have formed their attitudes and outlooks on life. But we are all looking for the same thing from a retail experience. Just that - an experience.
It is pleasing to see the government endorse the use of the International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) in its State of the Estate Report: 2015 to 2016.
You rightly draw attention to the lack of provision of care homes and beds and highlight both the economic pressures driving smaller homes to close, and the high costs of constructing new ones.
As Ray Palmer suggests in his recent column, “we need to do more to nurture tomorrow’s stars”, and with the apprenticeship levy coming into effect in April 2017, this is more true than ever.
Stacy Eden highlights the point that increasing supply is the only way to solve the housing problem (03.02.17).