Tagged: build-to-rent

Eric Pickles to better regulate landlords and letting agents

Eric Pickles to better regulate landlords and letting agents

Plans include forcing letting agents to join a redress scheme allowing complaints about poor service or hidden fees to be independently examined. The government is preparing to announce rules to better regulate the private...




Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Housing minister Mark Prisk has invited bids for a £400 million fund to build new private rented sector (PRS) homes. The money is part of the government’s £1 billion build to rent fund, which...




RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

Speaking at Property Week’s RESI conference today, housing minister Mark Prisk said a use class would be “too much of a deterrent at this stage”. “At this stage we want to get the market...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




Parts of England facing major new homes shortage, according to planning experts

Parts of England facing major new homes shortage, according to planning experts

Some regions in England are facing major shortfalls in terms of the delivering of new homes over the next five according to a new report from planning consultants. Both the North West of the...




Can society afford the rental boom?

Can society afford the rental boom?

With the shift away from home ownership continuing apace, Strategic Society Centre director James Lloyd asks if the country can afford to become a nation of renters. Consider this: when today’s twenty-somethings reach retirement...




First deal announced under UK Build to Rent scheme

First deal announced under UK Build to Rent scheme

UK Housing Minister Mark Prisk has today (Thursday 24 July) announced the first deal under the government’s £1 billion Build to Rent scheme. A Southampton quayside development is the first to benefit from the...




‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

Returns from buy-to-let are in long-term decline, says Richard Dyson. Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns and are failing to consider the effects of a range of costs, a new report has shown....




Where next for residential investment?

Where next for residential investment?

The appetite for investing in residential is the strongest it has been for decades.  This appetite is translating into a growing volume of deals.  Not just new investment in fully let private rental portfolios but sale...




UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

The UK government is taking major steps to encourage a bigger and better private rented property sector and has announced a raft of new measures. A Private Rented Sector taskforce has been set up...