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      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and hospitals are...

    2. June 25, 2015

      City of London Corporation to embark on mass housebuilding

      The City of London Corporation is to embark on its first major housebuilding programme for half a century, in an attempt to...

    1. June 24, 2015

      UK watchdog uncovers lack of data on land sales policy

      Ministers do not know how many homes have been built or how much money been raised from a policy to sell off public land, a...

    2. June 17, 2015

      Ex civil service chief to examine London housing shortage

      The former head of the civil service has invoked the spirit of postwar Britain as he launched an inquiry into how to revive...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Berkeley Group warns against UK vote to leave EU

      Berkeley Group has joined the chorus of companies warning against the potential pitfalls of a Brexit, with the UK...

    4. June 17, 2015

      Low-cost London housing being stymied by government, says critic

      London's efforts to build homes that are affordable to low-income households are being stymied by government policies on...

    5. June 16, 2015

      The gentrification and petrification of London’s heart

      Paris’s social housing is abundant. But it is around the edge, or “outside the Périphérique”, lending an impression of...

    6. June 12, 2015

      A German lesson in rent controls

      Rent controls are a terrible idea. That was the general reaction of the property industry when the Labour party proposed...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Knock down London council estates, says housing minister

      Housing minister Brandon Lewis has called for the demolition and redevelopment of council estates across London in a move...

    8. June 9, 2015

      Housebuilding on protected UK greenbelt soars

      Housebuilding on protected greenbelt land in the UK has risen sharply during the past five years, driven by the sale of land...

    9. June 9, 2015

      East London site to provide 2,000 homes and new railway station

      The last main piece of London owned by City Hall is to be turned into 2,000 homes and a new railway station under plans to...

    10. June 7, 2015

      Housebuilding does not drive down prices, research says

      Building new housing does not push down the price of nearby properties, according to research that runs counter to the...

    11. June 2, 2015

      UK mortgage approvals signal pick-up in housing activity

      UK mortgage approvals in April jumped to their highest level in more than a year, in a further sign of momentum returning to...

    12. June 1, 2015

      UK housing: The £24bn property puzzle

      The former bed and breakfast hotel close to Blackpool’s seafront has, like the northern English town itself, seen better...

    13. May 31, 2015

      Councils across Britain say planning rules hinder cheaper housing

      Planning rule relaxations introduced by the last government are holding back the construction of cheaper housing — and...

    14. May 27, 2015

      Telford points to election fillip for UK housebuilders

      Telford Homes reported an increase of almost a third in full-year profit and lauded the UK’s general election outcome as...

    15. May 25, 2015

      UK housebuilders set for growth as election jitters subside

      When Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley sold £18.7m worth of stock in the company five days before the UK election this...

    16. May 22, 2015

      New housing starts rise by 31 per cent

      New housing starts in England have reached the highest level since 2007, according to government data, but remain around...

    17. May 19, 2015

      Stamp duty cut fuels UK property demand, says Crest

      Crest Nicholson says cuts to UK stamp duty have sent levels of demand in the housing market to new highs, boosting its...

    18. May 15, 2015

      UK construction continues to drag on growth

      Despite a bounceback in March, the UK’s construction sector shrank in the first three months of the year, continuing to act...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Housing associations may carry the can for Tories’ Right to Buy plan

      The Conservatives’ high-profile election promise to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations could get bogged down by...

    20. May 13, 2015

      Greg Clark faces challenge to fulfil promises on home ownership

      New communities minister Greg Clark faces the difficult task of fulfilling his party’s election promise to get more people...

    21. May 12, 2015

      Lack of brownfield data hampers London housebuilding, study says

      Half of London’s councils have little or no idea how much brownfield land they own, even though such sites could help solve...

    22. 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...

    23. May 5, 2015

      Election uncertainty curbs UK construction activity

      Britain’s construction activity slowed sharply last month as uncertainty over this week’s general election led developers to...

    24. April 28, 2015

      Mayfair landlord Grosvenor warns of property boom complacency

      Grosvenor, the Mayfair landlord owned by the Duke of Westminster, has warned investors of the dangers of “complacency” about...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. April 27, 2015

      UK housebuilders warn against politicians’ ‘unachievable’ targets

      More than two-thirds of UK housebuilders believe delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is unachievable under current...

    29. April 26, 2015

      Why Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

      David Cameron, prime minister, this month put forward what could be one of the worst policy ideas ever: extending “Right to...

    30. April 20, 2015

      Sir Stuart Lipton criticises housebuilders over ‘crisis’

      Sir Stuart Lipton, one of Britain’s most experienced property developers, has attacked housebuilders for their role in what...

    31. April 16, 2015

      Persimmon warns on election holding up housebuilding

      The chief executive of Persimmon has warned that the election is making it more difficult for UK housebuilders to secure...

    32. April 14, 2015

      General election: Fears build over move to extend Right to Buy

      A Conservative manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to 1.3m housing association tenants was intended to emulate the...

    33. April 12, 2015

      Planners tell politicians to stop obstructing new garden cities

      Some of Britain’s most prestigious urban planners and housing campaigners have called on politicians to stop blocking new...

    34. April 10, 2015

      Data show further decline in UK construction in February

      The Conservatives’ hopes of gaining a pre-election boost from strong economic growth figures have taken a knock, with...

    35. April 10, 2015

      City grandee set to spearhead affordable housing start-up

      John Gildersleeve, the City and property industry grandee, has launched an affordable housing development company — Rentplus...

    36. 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,...

    37. April 7, 2015

      More young renters give up on ever buying a home

      A growing number of young people have given up on the idea of buying their own home, reinforcing signs that property...

    38. April 6, 2015

      Small housebuilders struggle to fill balance sheet holes

      Britain’s biggest housebuilders have constructed record profits on the back of rising property prices and government...

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