Residential and Development

Residential property news and features and all the latest news on major property developments.

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Residential sector’s social impact will be up for debate at RESI 2019

2019-07-18T14:00:00+01:00

There has been much talk about wellbeing and social impact this year, but to date, most of it has been confined to the commercial property sector.

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Government working group recommends new regulatory body for estate agents

2019-07-18T11:04:00+01:00By

A working group set up by the government has recommend that a new regulatory body be set up to oversee estate agents.

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Rockwell submits plans for quayside tower in London

2019-07-17T17:34:00+01:00By

Rockwell has submitted plans to replace a three-storey office building in Tower Hamlets with a 40-storey mixed use development.

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CLS reaps planning gain from Fulham block

2019-07-17T07:23:00+01:00By

CLS Holdings has sold Quayside Lodge in Fulham to SMC Fulham for £19m.

Tristan makes Dublin purchases for EPISO 5

2019-07-17T09:45:00+01:00

Tristan Capital Partners has bought two residential development sites in Dublin for €54.5m (£49m).

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Government offers tech firms £1.25m to monitor house building

2019-07-16T10:25:00+01:00By

The UK government is offering technology firms more than £500k each from a £1.25m pot to help councils better monitor house building.

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Grainger gives go ahead for Fabrik development in Leeds

2019-07-15T13:16:00+01:00By

Grainger has secured a deal to build 216 homes for rent in Leeds.

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British Property Federation launches mental health and wellbeing guide for the student accommodation sector

2019-07-15T09:56:00+01:00By

The British Property Federation (BPF) has published a mental health and wellbeing guide primarily to be used by the purpose-built student accommodation sector (PBSA).

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​Equistone acquires residential management firm FirstPort

2019-07-12T09:55:00+01:00

Private equity investor Equistone Partners Europe has acquired residential property management company FirstPort from Epiris and Chamonix Private Equity.

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​Plans for 1,300 homes to be submitted under scheme to develop surplus MoD land

2019-07-12T11:30:00+01:00

Homes England is to develop a residential and commercial scheme in Yorkshire under its fledgling partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

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LandAid reaches housing target for vulnerable youth a year early

2019-07-11T11:43:00+01:00By

Property industry charity LandAid has announced it has reached its goal of providing 450 homes for vulnerable youth a year early.

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Patrizia markets mall as potential resi play

2019-07-10T23:00:00+01:00By

Walnuts centre in Orpington described as ‘residential redevelopment opportunity’

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​Solihull gives green light to M7 mixed-use scheme

2019-07-10T09:18:00+01:00

M7 Developments has secured planning consent from Solihull Borough Council for a 780,000 sq ft mixed use development of a 47 acre brownfield site in the West Midlands.

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Barratt expects to beat full-year profit expectations

2019-07-10T06:54:00+01:00By

Barratt Developments has revealed it expects annual pre-tax profit to be ahead of expectations for the year to the end of June.

Prime Life strikes sale-and-leaseback deal with AEW

2019-07-10T12:24:00+01:00

Care home operator Prime Life has agreed an £11.5m sale-and-leaseback deal with the AEW UK Real Return Fund in relation to two properties in Lancashire.

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Bovis upbeat amid improving half-year figures

2019-07-09T06:49:00+01:00By

Bovis Homes has reported a 15% leap in its average sales rate during the first six months of the year.

Telford Homes build-to-rent pivot sparks sales director departure

2019-07-08T14:26:00+01:00

David Campbell is to leave his position as group sales and marketing director at Telford Homes after the housebuilder said it would be shifting to a build-to-rent strategy.

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​Unmortgage secures institutional partner for gradual homeownership platform

2019-07-08T09:20:00+01:00

Allianz Global Investors has agreed a partnership with proptech firm Unmortgage that will seek to connect first-time homebuyers with institutional investment as an alternative to mortgages.

Students

Unite portfolio values nudge up

2019-07-08T06:52:00+01:00By

Student accommodation giant Unite Group has announced the quarterly property valuation of the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF) and the London Student Accommodation Joint Venture (LSAV) as at the end of June.

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Oz and Lloyds issue £525m loan to PegasusLife

2019-07-08T10:26:00+01:00

Retirement living provider PegasusLife Group has secured a £525m loan from Oz Real Estate and Lloyds Banking Group.

More residential stories

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Do the numbers for retail-to-resi redevelopment stack up?

2019-07-18T15:16:00+01:00By

Bulk of schemes are likely to be in London and South East where values are high enough to justify the switch.

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RESI Convention 2019: An ever-expanding financial universe

2019-07-18T15:00:00+01:00

Over the past decade, the residential market has changed beyond recognition, which has meant more opportunities for financiers.

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