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    1. May 5, 2015

      A new ending for a sorry tale of housing shortages

      Whatever the character of the government Britain elects on Thursday, the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues are...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Countryside blames UK election doubts for planning delays

      Falling planning consent approvals in the run-up to the general election are hampering efforts to ease Britain’s housing...

    1. April 27, 2015

      Election housing promises come under fire

      Britain’s dysfunctional housing market is riding high on the political agenda, with parties responding to voters’ concern...

    2. April 27, 2015

      A debate on UK housing is conducted in bad faith

      There is a formula for generating policies to solve Britain’s housing crisis. First, always phrase the policy in the same...

    3. April 9, 2015

      Tories are blocking housebuilding, suggest data

      Housebuilding plans are being blocked by the government in the run-up to the general election to avoid antagonising voters,...

    4. April 4, 2015

      Labour to funnel Help to Buy ISA savings into £5bn housing fund

      Ed Miliband has announced that a Labour government would earmark money from the new Help to Buy ISAs for a fund that would...

    5. March 30, 2015

      China loosens credit and tax policies to stimulate housing market

      China has moved to support its flagging property market with looser credit and tax policies, as the government tries to...

    6. March 5, 2015

      London struggles to build affordable homes

      London’s councils are failing to meet their own targets for new affordable housing, despite spiralling living costs and a...

    7. March 2, 2015

      David Cameron pledges 200,000 cut-price starter homes

      David Cameron will try to woo younger voters on Monday by pledging that a future Conservative government would expand a...

    8. January 30, 2015

      Detached homes make a comeback in the UK

      More detached homes are being built now than at the height of the property boom, according to new research, marking a return...

    9. January 28, 2015

      Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

      The number of households containing two or more families in the UK has surged during the past decade, highlighting the...

    10. January 28, 2015

      TfL turns property developer to help fund capital’s transport

      Transport for London is to become a property developer — including building luxury housing — in an attempt to raise more...

    11. January 16, 2015

      A rentier nation’s fading dreams of home

      It is said the great tide of damp mortar is turning, flowing away from the house, hitherto the very fetish object of British...

    12. January 12, 2015

      Britain needs to set its housing market in order

      The past five years has not provided an environment auspicious for making a fortune. The financial crisis pitched Britain...

    13. November 26, 2014

      Ireland to invest €3.8bn in social housing

      The Irish government has unveiled a €3.8bn social-housing programme in an attempt to address a growing housing market crisis...

    14. November 11, 2014

      London office building hits 10-year high

      The amount of office space being built in London has hit a 10-year high as developers race to supply the capital’s growing...

    15. October 21, 2014

      Lloyds says UK needs 60,000 homes

      Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s biggest retail bank, is poised to unveil a £50m fund for small housebuilders in an attempt to...

    16. October 21, 2014

      Cargiant and Queens Park Rangers battle to build thousands of London homes

      Two businesses have unveiled rival plans to build thousands of homes on the last big undeveloped site in London – even...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Travis Perkins builds on sales despite mild autumn

      Travis Perkins, Britain’s biggest builder’s merchant, said the mild autumn combined with disruption caused by store...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

      Buy-to-let investors would be banned from purchasing new flats in London and other parts of Britain under radical plans put...

    19. September 8, 2014

      Business groups call for action on ‘chronic’ UK housing shortage

      Leading business groups are urging politicians to build 240,000 homes a year to tackle the “chronic” housing shortage and...

    20. September 2, 2014

      Redrow reports record profits on back of Help to Buy

      Redrow has marked its 40th anniversary by reporting record sales and earnings on the back of pent-up demand released by the...

    21. August 8, 2014

      Converting offices to homes threatens London enterprises

      Premier House, an unassuming office block that looms over the main shopping street outside Edgware underground station in...

    22. August 7, 2014

      Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

      In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

    23. August 4, 2014

      Lloyds cuts lending to Help to Buy borrowers by 70%

      Lloyds Banking Group has cut the amount borrowers can apply for under Help to Buy by 70 per cent, in the latest move among...

    24. July 23, 2014

      A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt buying a holiday home

      The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

    25. June 24, 2014

      Manchester City owner to build up to 6,000 houses in £1bn deal

      The Middle Eastern owner of Manchester City football club is to build up to 6,000 homes in the city, mostly to rent, in a...

    26. June 4, 2014

      Australand / Frasers: hot property

      Winter may be coming down under, but Australian property is hot. Look no further than recent residential launches: top-end...

    27. May 20, 2014

      Ballymore seeks partner for £2bn London sites

      Irish developer Ballymore is seeking a joint venture partner to finance London residential projects including City Island –...

    28. May 16, 2014

      Lord Prescott’s £60,000 homes ‘are rotting’

      Some of the “£60,000 homes” built under the Labour government’s drive to solve the housing crisis are rotting just seven...

    29. May 2, 2014

      Can housebuilders satisfy demand?

      There is no doubt that housebuilders are under pressure to raise the supply of homes. Kris Hopkins, housing minister, stood...

    30. April 3, 2014

      British Land agrees £1bn of new financing

      British Land has agreed nearly £1bn of new financing, in a tightly-priced deal that indicates lenders’ increasing optimism...

    31. March 19, 2014

      Budget 2014: Small developers offered £500m fund

      The chancellor has moved to boost the ranks of small builders across Britain by offering measures to improve access to...

    32. February 20, 2014

      England housing starts rise as public land sales are stepped up

      The number of homes being built in England jumped sharply in 2013, new figures showed, as the government stepped up the sale...

    33. February 17, 2014

      Football clubs follow Arsenal into property development

      Colin Firth’s character in Fever Pitch, the film based on Nick Hornby’s Arsenal football club fixation, was pilloried by his...

    34. February 4, 2014

      Christian Candy lends more than £300m to wealthy housebuyers

      Luxury property developer Christian Candy has lent more than £300m in the past year to wealthy London housebuyers, in a bid...

    35. January 24, 2014

      London’s growing tech economy boosts rents and take-up

      London’s rapidly growing technology and media companies are pushing up office rents and fuelling a shortage of high-quality...

    36. January 17, 2014

      Northern property fund targets rebound

      A former Rothschild banker is setting up a fund to buy property in northern England and the Midlands as investors begin to...

    37. January 10, 2014

      Berkeley wins planning permission for ‘Fortress Wapping’ site

      Berkeley Group has won planning permission to redevelop the News International publishing site on former dockland in...

    38. January 3, 2014

      Construction data show sector on firmer footing

      The UK’s construction sector ended 2013 on a high, with the strength of the housing market and a rise in activity fuelling...

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