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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. Read more
Posted: 15th Nov 2018
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. Read more
Posted: 3rd Sep 2018
The rise of co-living
Today, co-living has progressed into a social movement that focuses not just on the convenience that shared housing provides, but on a sense of community and collaboration. With the average rent in London having risen to £1884 per month and an increasing demand for housing, we examine the trends in co-living, as well as potential investment opportunities for developers. Read more
Posted: 3rd Sep 2018
The rise of the micro home: what today’s residential buyers are looking for
Micro-living has become an appealing model of living for those young professionals who are otherwise unable to get on the property ladder. We examine the growth within the micro-living market over the last couple of years and how this may develop going forward. Read more
Posted: 3rd Jul 2018
Draft National Planning Policy Framework - What will reforms mean for residential developments?
Three years after calls to review the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Chief Planning Officer confirmed this spring that the NPPF will be revised. We examine the latest draft of the revised NPPF to analyse what this will mean for the development of new homes. Read more
Posted: 3rd Jul 2018
Residential funding and investment: the influence of overseas players
As global investors continue to flock to the capital, we examine the activity of some of the key players in UK foreign investment right now. Read more
Posted: 12th Jun 2018
The Spring Statement 2018: Plans for property
Perhaps predictably, the housing crisis was, amongst other things, top of the agenda for this year’s Spring Statement in March. With the Autumn Budget’s targets holding firm so far, here’s what’s in store for housing in the coming years according to the Statement. Read more
Posted: 12th Apr 2018
Property development: the types of site taking centre stage
With Site Finding and Development 2018 coming up this May, we take a look at some of the sites catching the eyes of developers and investors in a bid to meet housebuilding targets. Read more
Posted: 20th Mar 2018
A new approach? The changing world of student housing
Looking at the numbers, it’s no surprise to hear that the student living market has been enjoying a high in the last few years and with 1.04m students now undertaking higher education away from home, the demand for purpose-built accommodation is growing. Ahead of Student Housing 2018 we take a look at the ways in which the world of student accommodation is changing the property market both at home and abroad. Read more
Posted: 22nd Feb 2018
The future of the London resi market – is the way we are living changing?
It’s safe to say that London’s residential property market has been the subject of much pessimism in the last few months but, it seems that we've regrettably forgotten alternative models of housing that solve the problem at hand. There is now calls for a paradigm shift in the London residential market and, ahead of our London Resi event, in March, we explore some of the alternatives that are changing the way UK residents are living.
Posted: 1st Feb 2018