• The key annual Conference for the London Resi Market returns on 6th March....
  • Join hundreds of delegates from both Private & Public Sectors at the Affordable Housing Conference on 19th March....
  • The Market Leaders in Student Housing from across the Uk, Europe & Globally gather in London on 14th May

Events Diary

London Resi Conference 2019

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Affordable Housing Investment 2019

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Student Housing 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

latest news

2019 UK property predictions: Brexit, house prices and market growth

Amid a tumultuous year for the UK property market, the words on everybody’s lips continues to be Brexit and what it means for investment, developers and would-be buyers in 2019 and beyond. We’ve examined some of the latest predictions from property experts to bring you an up to date forecast of what you can expect in the new year.

How will new viability assessment rules affect developers?

Earlier in the year, the UK government’s announcement of new planning rules and viability guidance came amongst a bid to increase the quantity of affordable housing amongst the UK housing crisis and crack down on developers that have used viability loopholes to reduce affordable housing quotas. We’ve examined the now published rules in further detail to understand the impact on developers.

The current opportunities for housing development

As we touched upon recently, updates to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) should provide developers with more opportunity and freedom in developing existing brownfield sites, but there is little mention within the framework of openings for development on alternative plots. We examine the current opportunities for housing development in the UK right now.

Charitable

LD Events actively supports 'The Passage' (www.passage.org.uk), which seeks to combat homelessness and its causes.

The Passage provides resources to encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. The Victoria-based charity believes in a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’, addressing root causes of someone becoming homeless in order to help them break the cycle for good. The Passage offers a wide range of services to help London’s homeless, such as operating London’s largest voluntary sector day centre, undertaking local street outreach work, managing a direct access hostel, facilitating access to health professionals and providing education/training. The Passage has a 3:1 volunteer to staff ratio, so approximately 90p in every £1 of funds generated goes directly to its services.