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Mark Allnutt to head up UK business at build-to-rent specialist Greystar

18 August 2017

Build-to-rent giant Greystar has appointed Mark Allnutt to head up its business in the UK.


Let councils borrow to build quality new homes, urges LGA

18 August 2017

Councils must be allowed to borrow money to build quality homes, according to the Local Government Authority (LGA).

GHA Nicola Sturgeon

GHA secures further £65m from RBS and Bank of Scotland

18 August 2017

GHA has secured a further £65m from Bank of Scotland and RBS for the development of 3,500 new affordable homes.

Social housing

LXi buys supported living portfolio

18 August 2017

LXi REIT has struck a £9.2m deal to buy a supported living portfolio in Essex and Somerset.


Call Off Duty: harmful effects of stamp duty revealed

17 August 2017

Fresh evidence has emerged of the damaging effects of stamp duty on the housing market - lending further weight to Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign.

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Trio to commence work on mixed-use scheme in Hackney

17 August 2017

The Benyon Estate, Thornsett and Dolphin Living are set to begin work on a mixed-use development in Hackney that will include 34 affordable homes and a new primary school.

Student accommodation

Private student digs set to top uni-owned

17 August 2017

Privately owned, purpose-built student accommodation is set to top university-owned housing in total value by the end of 2017.

Sadiq Khan

Sector backs GLA's affordable housing SPG

16 August 2017

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled new Supplementary Planning Guidance on viability which endorses discount market rent as a specific form of affordable housing for the build-to-rent sector.

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RESI 2017: Calling all disruptors

3 August 2017

RESI 2017 is set to be the most important yet. Property Week has lined up the biggest names in property and politics to assess the housing landscape in the wake of the general election and appointment of Alok Sharma as housing minister alongside lots of new features for 2017 including a proptech stream, first-ever #RESIdebate ...

Richard Tice

Self-regulation is better than government intervention

18 August 2017

Experience shows that the longer sharp practices that rip off people or other businesses continue, the bigger the fall when the government intervenes.

Chris Wells Thanet

RESI 2017: Thanet DC on why resi needs local authorities invested & investing Video

18 August 2017

Property Week has not only lined up the biggest names in property and politics for RESI 2017, the Housing & Finance Institute is also partnering with this year’s event and will be bringing along a number of local authorities who want to do business with you.

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Carillion is not the only contractor that pursued tenders too recklessly

17 August 2017

Almost two years ago, I wrote about a looming problem: the potential for contractor default bringing the continuing growth of the London property market to a shuddering halt.

This week's vital residential stats

Estimated saving in social care costs by increasing the number of retirement properties by 500,000 by 2038 (source: McCarthy & Stone)

Proportion of over-65s who think there is a lack of suitable properties to downsize into (source: Strutt & Parker/Octopus Healthcare)

Fall in number of retirement homes being developed annually between 1980s and 2010s (source: Strutt & Parker/Octopus Healthcare)

Percentage of all household growth that will be due to older people to 2039 (source: DCLG)

Sites in McCarthy & Stone’s landbank for retirement homes, equivalent to 4.4 years supply