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Industry Update – 15th October 2018

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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Industry Update – 17th September 2018

The Housing Secretary has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank, providing £1bn of loan finance (ranging from £5m to £100m) to help support small and medium-sized developers. At the moment, around two-thirds of new homes are built by just ten companies. The...

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Industry Update – 14th August 2018

The Government’s Social Housing Green Paper is out. The consensus: positive change, but not enough. Key proposals include improving the complaints process by providing access to effective dispute resolution; new reforms to make it easier to progress into home...

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Industry Update – 7th August 2018

Zopa’s plan to expand out of peer-to-peer lending is picking up steam as they raise £44m to develop their ‘next generation’ bank. A set of new savings and borrowing products will sit alongside existing P2P offerings. CityAM. Licensed conveyancers will soon be made...

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Industry Update – 26th July 2018

-9% slip in transaction volumes over the last year according to latest HMRC figures. Despite a month-to-month increase of +13% from May to June, powered mostly by improved activity in Scotland, the number of transactions recorded by HMRC has fallen over the past year....

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Go Develop – More than 100%

We deliver on what we say no matter what. Our reputation is our currency and honourable dealings are enshrined within our DNA and everything we do. We work as a team and like all good teams, we collaborate, we share, we complement and without exception our...

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Daily Briefing – 18th July 2018

Borrowing constraints, limited political support, and a lack of planning expertise is hampering council housebuilding programmes in London. Although they’ve taken steps to increase their delivery in recent years, the London focused thinktank Centre for London believes...

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Daily Briefing 7th July 2018

A new app allows users to find properties for sale and rent by overlaying virtual estate agency boards on Google Maps. Simply go to www.RightmoveRighthere.com and explore a location, double clicking on the map to bring up the boards in a given location....

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Where do you go… when the bank says no?

So many lenders have simply shut their doors to SME housebuilders but a ‘no’ can be turned into a ‘go’ with a refreshing new alternative in the world of development finance. Good SME developers always have more opportunities than funds available. Asset rich but cash...

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Build-to-rent vs buy-to-let

Buy-to-let has proved to be a fantastic investment opportunity over the last 20 years, giving many landlords a way of capitalising on an ever-soaring property market. But the shine has rather come off buy-to-let in recent years with tightening regulations, and a shift...

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Lending a hand to SME builders in the UK

Regardless of snap elections or Brexit, there’s a bigger underlying issue at the heart of our economy – the British housing market remains chronically under supplied and has done for the last two decades. Various figures are bandied around but many agree that around...

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