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Industry Update – 23rd September 2019

Industry Update – 23rd September 2019

A recent survey reveals that 81% of housebuilders would like to see a limit on the number of conditions that may be attached by local councils to planning permissions that are granted. The survey results emerged during the Home Builders Federation’s Policy Conference...

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Go Develop – More than 100%

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

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

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?

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

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

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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The only thing certain is uncertainty

The only thing certain is uncertainty

We all like certainty, none moreso than the markets and they have had reason to be spooked rather more than usual and have responded accordingly; expect much more in the coming months. The pound is now around the $1.30 mark, the lowest level since the mid 1980’s and...

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