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      Khan wants Londoners to have first option on new homes

      Sadiq Khan, London’s new mayor, has proposed giving its residents the first option on new homes, as he warned against...

    2. May 26, 2016

      Drop in housing starts casts doubts on million homes target

      A decline in new housing starts in England this year has cast fresh doubt on government ambitions to build a million...

    1. May 22, 2016

      MPs call for action on quality of new-build homes

      Buyers of newly built homes should have the right to carry out a full survey before they complete the purchase,...

    2. May 17, 2016

      Marc Vlessing of Pocket micro-homes is big in small housing

      As Marc Vlessing cycled around London more than a decade ago, he noticed something odd going on. Developers were...

    3. May 17, 2016

      Taylor Wimpey raises guidance as it shrugs off EU referendum fears

      Shares in Taylor Wimpey rose more than 5 per cent on Tuesday morning after the UK housebuilder upgraded its profit...

    4. May 13, 2016

      UK construction figures add to economic gloom

      The UK construction industry has continued its downward slide as analysts cite reasons ranging from uncertainties...

    5. May 12, 2016

      Councils set to receive greater powers to boost UK housebuilding

      Councils are set to receive greater powers to seize land and approve large-scale housebuilding as part of government...

    6. May 11, 2016

      Builders bow to Tory pressure on new homes

      Britain’s biggest housebuilders will increase their output significantly and make it easier to trade land after coming...

    7. May 9, 2016

      The one-man firm that blacklisted thousands

      Ian Kerr was buried at his local Catholic church on a wintry day in December 2012. His widow Mary blamed his heart...

    8. May 9, 2016

      Brexit and prime London fears take shine off UK housebuilders

      A three-year winning streak in which the share prices of UK housebuilders more than trebled has gone into reverse this...

    9. May 4, 2016

      Downbeat construction survey fuels fears for UK recovery

      Britain’s construction industry suffered its worst month in nearly three years in April, in a further sign the economic...

    10. April 28, 2016

      London planning applications fall as builders await outcome of mayoral election

      The number of new homes receiving planning permission in London has dropped by two-thirds in the run-up to the mayoral...

    11. April 28, 2016

      Potential for housebuilding on public land revealed

      The public sector owns three times as much land in England and Wales as previously thought, figures show, opening up...

    12. April 26, 2016

      Greenbelt housing plans raise fears but fail to lower demand

      A jump in the number of homes planned for England’s greenbelt has upset conservationists but economists warn that many...

    13. April 25, 2016

      Greenbelt housebuilding poised to surge

      The number of homes planned for greenbelt land in England has jumped by a quarter in the past year, despite a promise...

    14. April 21, 2016

      UK housing minister answers 10 tough questions on the property market

      Brandon Lewis, the minister for housing and planning, joined FT.com for a live online Q&A on Wednesday. Readers...

    15. April 18, 2016

      Businesses dogged by referendum uncertainty

      The rival campaigns may disagree about how disruptive a vote to leave the EU would be for British business. But there...

    16. April 13, 2016

      Government eases stance over sell-offs in housing bill debate

      The government has backtracked on parts of its proposals to force councils to sell off their most valuable housing...

    17. April 6, 2016

      Housing association merger creates one of UK’s largest homebuilders

      Three housing associations in southern England are merging to create a group with £30bn in assets and a planned...

    18. April 4, 2016

      Construction industry hesitant ahead of Brexit vote

      Britain’s construction industry remains in cautious mood ahead of the June vote on membership of the European Union....

    19. March 31, 2016

      Damac looks to lay foundations for London regeneration scheme

      Damac Properties, the Dubai private sector property developer, is in talks to develop a significant regeneration site...

    20. March 29, 2016

      Brickmaker Forterra plans £450m IPO

      Britain’s second-biggest brickmaker is planning a £450m float on the London stock market as it seeks to capitalise on...

    21. March 22, 2016

      Investment opportunities abound but we must get over the barriers

      This was to have been the year of exit from quantitative easing. Instead, 2016 is going to be the year of negative...

    22. March 22, 2016

      Bellway lifts dividend after profits jump 43%

      The FTSE 250 housebuilder Bellway rode a wave of house price inflation to increase pre-tax profit 43 per cent in the...

    23. March 18, 2016

      Berkeley Group reservations slip as shifting tax regime bites

      High-end housebuilder Berkeley Group saw a 4 per cent decline in forward reservations year on year for the three months...

    24. March 14, 2016

      Water delays are fuelling the housing crisis, claims report

      Water companies and other utility providers are fuelling the housing crisis by being slow to hook sites up to the...

    25. March 11, 2016

      Housing association to build 10,800 homes at Barking Riverside

      The housing association London & Quadrant has launched a partnership with the Greater London Authority to build 10,800...

    26. March 2, 2016

      Economic uncertainty hits UK construction industry

      Uncertainty about the economic outlook has hit the UK construction industry, with activity falling to a 10-month low....

    27. February 23, 2016

      L&G makes move into housebuilding

      Legal & General is breaking into direct housebuilding with the aim of producing thousands of flat-pack units each year,...

    28. February 23, 2016

      Persimmon to boost dividend after 34% surge in profits

      Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder by volumes, is to raise payouts to shareholders after a 34 per cent surge in...

    29. February 22, 2016

      Bovis Homes reports record profits

      Bovis Homes Group has reported record profits for 2015 as it looks to step up construction amid a favourable climate...

    30. February 18, 2016

      Long decline in English home ownership halted

      The decline in English home ownership has halted for the first time in more than a decade, cheering ministers who have...

    31. February 17, 2016

      Housebuilders under fire for slow pace of construction

      Westminster is piling pressure on Britain’s biggest housebuilders to increase construction to meet an acute shortage of...

    32. February 17, 2016

      Councils join criticism of starter homes plan

      Local councils in England and Wales have joined a chorus of calls for changes to the government’s starter homes...

    33. February 16, 2016

      Renters queue to buy under government’s discount homes plan

      More than 70,000 renters have joined the queue to buy discounted houses and flats under the government’s Starter Homes...

    34. February 12, 2016

      Housebuilder Countryside’s pricing lands at bottom of range

      UK housebuilder Countryside is to float on the London Stock Exchange at 225p a share, the bottom end of its previously...

    35. February 11, 2016

      Experts urge government to rethink Starter Homes plan

      The Starter Homes scheme, a key plank of the government’s drive to boost home ownership, offers questionable value for...

    36. February 10, 2016

      MPs warn against social housing sell-off in the UK

      The Conservative government policy of allowing housing association tenants to buy their homes could benefit private...

    37. February 9, 2016

      UK housebuilders: landed gently

      In a deflationary world, the notion of “safe as houses” inverts. As investment income dissipates, the house becomes the...

    38. February 9, 2016

      Redrow reaps benefits of switch from central London to suburbs

      A shift in focus from central London to the commuter belt has delivered record first-half results and a steep dividend...

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