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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. February 8, 2016

      Hedge funds short London luxury homes

      Hedge fund managers are taking short positions against the biggest listed provider of luxury London homes in a bet that...

    29. February 3, 2016

      Tories set their sights on empty council properties

      Councils are to be forced to publish details of their property holdings as part of the Conservatives’ push to make...

    30. February 3, 2016

      Miami Dolphins’ owner buys 50% of London micro-homes developer

      Stephen Ross, the US property billionaire and owner of the Miami Dolphins American football team, has made his first...

    31. February 2, 2016

      UK construction activity hits 9-month low

      British builders started the year in subdued mood, with activity in the construction sector slowing to a nine-month...

    32. February 1, 2016

      London housebuyers can borrow 40% from the government

      London homebuyers can borrow 40 per cent of the cost of a newly built home from the government under a fresh subsidy...

    33. January 28, 2016

      UK steps up housebuilding and nears key target

      More new homes were registered in 2015 than at any point since the financial crisis as the government moved closer to...

    34. January 27, 2016

      Legal & General sets up £600m ‘build-to-rent’ fund

      Legal & General has launched a £600m fund to build large-scale rented accommodation, in the latest sign that attempts...

    35. January 26, 2016

      London’s surplus public sector land ‘can take 130,000 homes’

      At least 130,000 homes could be built on surplus land owned by the public sector in London, according to an overview of...

    36. January 20, 2016

      Myth of the brutal, blighted concrete tower

      What would you pay for an elegant mid-century apartment, with original wood fittings and views clear across the city,...

    37. January 18, 2016

      Ikea senses room to grow amid ‘peak stuff’

      After peak oil, peak government and even peak beard, now we have “peak stuff”, after Ikea — of all companies —...

    38. January 15, 2016

      WElink Energy agrees £1bn deal to build 8,000 green homes

      WElink Energy, a renewable energy specialist, has signed a £1.1bn framework agreement with China’s state-owned National...

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