Former digital news editor Samantha reported on resi and policy from 2017-2018.
The King of Soho: Vivienne King interview
Soho Housing chief executive Vivienne King tells Samantha Partington how she plans to deliver more affordable homes in the heart of London and encourage greater gender equality in property.
Will London residents' polls stymie regen plans?
London estate residents will be given the chance to veto regeneration schemes
SPH to buy £180m student digs portfolio for UK debut buy
Singaporean firm set to acquire 3,500-bed Mayflower portfolio from Unite.
Norwood Property Lunch: raising the roof on what’s possible
The 19th annual Norwood Property Lunch, themed ‘Raise the Roof on Possible’, attracted almost 800 of the industry’s biggest names and raised a whopping £550,000 for the charity.
Morgan Sindall hails new JV as biggest opportunity yet
JV with Herts Living hopes to sign deals with other public bodies to increase scope of its £2bn tie-up.
Haringey Council scraps £4bn JV with Lendlease
Haringey Council has scrapped its £4bn joint venture with developer Lendlease which aimed to deliver more than 6,000 homes over the next 20 years.
Can Malthouse make his mark on housing?
Industry frustrated to see another change in minister as Malthouse replaces Raab
How Bold & Reeves uses data to manage its homes
Bill Shipton on the remote monitoring system that uses sensor technology to resolve maintenance issues
Government reveals five-year estate strategy
The government has committed to reducing the number of government-owned office buildings from 800 to under 200, saving £3.6bn over the next 20 years, and has outlined plans to free up land for housing in its 2018 estate strategy.
Amazon and WeWork to let 90,000 sq ft Manchester office
Amazon and WeWork are understood to be in advanced discussions to agree a letting deal on Hanover House in Manchester.
Kit Malthouse named new housing minister
Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire, has been appointed as the new minister of state for housing, the fifth minister to hold the position in the last three years.
M&G strikes £82.7m BTR deal with Redrow
Redrow Homes has agreed a deal to sell 186 BTR homes to M&G Real Estate for £82.7m.
'Exclude foreign students from immigration targets'
The British Property Federation (BPF) and experts from the student accommodation sector are calling for international students to be excluded from the government’s immigration targets.
L&Q: Letwin has ‘kicked door open for different thinking’
CEO David Montague says industry must take new approach if 300,000-homes-a-year target is to be met.
Countryside looks beyond Thames Valley
Countryside has revealed plans to expand its strategic land business beyond its Thames Valley base and into the western home counties.
Homes England partners with eight housing associations for affordable homes drive
Homes England has formed strategic partnerships with eight housing associations to deliver more affordable homes across the country.
Scottish gov't raises LBTT tax-free threshold for first-time buyers
The Scottish Government has increased the tax-free threshold for first-time buyers purchasing a home in Scotland from £145,000 to £175,000.
Watford Borough Council gives go-ahead to £1.6bn regeneration plans
Watford Borough Council has granted planning consent for the first phase of its £1.6bn regeneration masterplan for Watford Junction.
Whitbread gets green light for Marylebone Premier Inn hub
Premier Inn owner Whitbread has secured planning permission for a 294-bedroom 13-storey hub by Premier Inn hotel in Marylebone, London.
Royalton teams up with Frogmore to deliver Salford waterfront scheme
The Royalton Group has partnered with Frogmore to acquire a major waterfront development site at Salford Quays for its first scheme in Mancheste