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Industry Update – 10th December 2018

Industry Update – 10th December 2018

A new property portal called “Rummage4Property” is receiving increasing support from a number of Estate Agents and some London-based house builders who have agreed to list their properties on the new site.  The concept is to create a viable and more cost-effective...

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Industry Update – 3rd December 2018

NHBC new home registrations in October were up to 14,579, an 8% increase year on year. Registrations in the private sector were higher by 7% at 11,097 when compared to the 10,383 recorded in 2017. The affordable sector increased by 12% to 3,482 when compared to the...

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Industry Update – 26th November 2018

Briefing – 26th November 2018 Countrywide has announced that it enjoyed “another year of strong growth" – published 21st November. It stated total completions were up 27% as measured against the same period in 2017. During that period the housebuilder confirmed a...

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Industry Update – 20th November 2018

Taylor Wimpey announced what it described as strong performance during the second half of the year. They went on to comment though that the company had seen “some signs of customer caution” with volumes expected to plateau next year. The comments highlighted that its...

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Industry Update – 12th November 2018

Persimmon has announced that Jeff Fairburn, their Group Chief Executive (GCE), will be stepping down and will be leaving the group in December 2018. Current Group Managing Director David Jenkinson will take up the post of interim GCE at that date. Persimmon’s formal...

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Industry Update – 5th November 2018

Communities Secretary, the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP has announced new plans for a commission to work to improve the quality and aesthetic attributes of new buildings. The new body is called “The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission”. This is following...

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Industry Update – 29th October 2018

Reports highlight that approvals of planning permissions are being granted at record high levels, as confirmed by the recent “Housing Pipeline” report from HBF and Glenigan. The report states that permissions for more than 350,000 new homes were granted in England in...

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Industry Update – 22nd October 2018

The sum of £248 million has been allocated by the government towards the costs involved in social sector landlords removing and replacing the unsafe ACM (Aluminium Composite M) cladding. This applies to any social sector housing high-rise building which is defined as...

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Industry Update – 15th October 2018

The government is launching a consultation relating to their decision to improve leasehold positions on new builds. The Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire, will deliver the proposition today (15th October). It is widely expected to outline significant changes...

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Industry Update – 8th October 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that the government plans to lift the house building “borrowing cap” on councils was widely welcomed by both industry experts and local authorities. Although well received, May’s announcement at the Conservative Party...

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How could Brexit impact UK house prices?

How could Brexit impact UK house prices? Many UK and global news outlets have recently carried reports of statements made by Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney relating to UK house prices and Brexit consequences. Carney’s statements were apparently offered to...

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Industry Update – 1st October 2018

NHBC has reported a significant increase in new home registrations to 30,738 compared to 28,660 for the same period during 2017. Gov. UK Research from the Halifax says that the amount of first time buyers in the UK rose to 175,500 in the first half of this year – with...

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Go Develop magazine – new edition

The latest edition of our company magazine is now ready to view. Take a look to discover how our 100% buy and build funding can help make your projects happen. Inside this issue... Our latest case study on making a difference in Kelham Island. Newest additions to our...

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Industry Update – 24th September 2018

Theresa May at the EU conference in Salzburg and her subsequent public address in the UK dominated headlines. There was some revisiting of the potential economic effects of a disorderly Brexit. Sky News Kier Living and Inland Homes reported healthy sales and profit...

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