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KEYWORD "Planning" - 100 RESULTS
Industry Views - Airbnb Crackdown - this time it's not just Michael Gove...

It’s tempting to think that Michael Gove’s proposed clampdown on Airbnb-style short lets is a uniquely British form of small-mindedness, part...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Guarded support for Labour's 'grey belt' plans

Keir Starmer set out Labour’s policy for housebuilding this week and targeted ‘ugly’ parts of the Green Belt. It will be a...

20 April 2024

From: Features

LRG names first chief technology officer

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has appointed its first chief technology officer. Sophia Swain has been recruited to the board-level role. She comes from...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

A Property Tale For Our Times - and it doesn't end well

If you want to hear of a tale for our industry’s times - featuring housing shortages, planning disputes, rampant  inflation and...

23 March 2024

From: Features

The NPPF, 'Beauty' and 'Gentle Density'

Both 'beauty' and ‘gentle density’ are central themes of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).. The notes which accompany the NPPF state...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Material information rules set to cost sellers ‘hundreds of pounds’ - warning

Vendors could end up spending hundreds of pounds more when selling their home due to Trading Standards material information rules guidance,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the sky

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government orders London Mayor to build more homes

The Government has taken the unusual step of intervening in the London Plan to boost housebuilding in the capital.   Housing Secretary Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils granted extra powers in empty homes clampdown

The Government has given local authorities powers to double the council tax charged on long-term empty homes after 12 months. The time...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

The need to fill the void in the aftermath of Help to Buy

As the Budget approaches and the housing crisis intensifies, it is important to consider what the Chancellor could – and should...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Competition watchdog: ‘Significant intervention’ needed in housebuilding market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the UK’s largest housebuilders as it warns of “fundamental concerns”...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Warm words and cold comfort on the menu for Budget Day

Last weekend, Levelling Up and Housing Secretary, Michael Gove wrote in the Sunday Times that the nation’s housing crisis was so...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Redefining retirement living: is the rental model the answer?

Britain is in the midst of a senior living housing crisis – according to CBRE, an undersupply of 614,000 mid-market senior...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Making history fit for the future

From medieval castles to Elizabethan manor houses, Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, the UK’s historic buildings are central to our country’s...

10 February 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Fall in new home registrations is creating crisis for the sector

With the exception of lockdown, new home registrations have bumped along consistently for the last 15 years. But things are changing...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent signs listings deal with OnTheMarket

An independent agency brand has become the latest firm to sign a listings agreement with CoStar-backed OnTheMarket. Edward Mellor, one of the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to help ‘normalise’ self-build for buyers

Potential self-builders are struggling to find suitable plots and many are planning to turn to estate agents for support. A survey by...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers launch upfront information provider to cut sale times

A new upfront information provider has launched, promising to shorten the homebuying and conveyancing process. Home Sale Pack has said it will...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during May’s local election campaigning,...

13 January 2024

From: Features

The Unrealised Potential of Shared Ownership

In the current challenging market, housebuilders are increasingly looking for novel and engaging means of marketing to achieve the necessary supply/demand...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Brighter start to the year for developers

Chris Hemmings, Parter in Carter Jonas’ Planning & Development team We’re confident of a better start to 2024 than 2023. The news that...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Will cities see an urban renaissance through 'gentle density'

The debate over the Green Belt, and the newly branded ‘grey belt’, has made the headlines a lot recently and will...

30 December 2023

From: Features

New developments look set to catch election fever

Landowners seeking to sell their land for development will have to adjust their expectations as the market, the planning system and...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Streamlining of local plans presents the solution to addressing housing need

The Government recently consulted upon a revised approach to local plans. Throughout the consultation document, frequent use is made of the...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Government publishes new housing policy but will it get Britain building?

The Government has published long-awaited reforms to its National Planning Policy Framework, confirming that local housebuilding targets will be advisory rather...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding could hit decade low in 2024 - warning

The supply of new homes could reach the lowest level since 2014, builders have warned. It comes as the Government is due...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains priority for housebuilders

While Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, may have announced a u-turn on Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) plans in September, we continue to...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Michael Gove's Long-term plan for housing

In July the Government committed to ‘a new era of regeneration, inner-city densification and housing delivery across England, with transformational plans...

16 December 2023

From: Features

More ‘commisery?’ Purplebricks appoints media agency to boost brand

A media agency that has worked with brands such as Toyota and TalkTalk has been appointed to revive Purplebricks' fortunes. Purplebricks has...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed! The happiest place to live in Great Britain

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, according to...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents share how they speed up property visits

Property visits remain one of the greatest time intensive activities for the letting agent. From prospecting visits, show rounds, inventories and...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Trading Standards unveils latest material information guidance, but how will it be policed?

Long-awaited guidance on material information in property listings was revealed yesterday but policing of the rules won’t be any different, it...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New build demand hits record low

Buyer demand for homes in England has hit its lowest recorded levels since 2015, according to the latest House Builders’ Survey...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

The Guild hails success of virtual Autumn Tour 

The Guild of Property Professionals successfully hosted its annual Autumn Tour virtually last week, allowing member agents from across the UK...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will streamlined planning create the 'new pipeline of rural housing'?

There has been much barn conversion activity in recent years perhaps as a result of the change in farming methods making...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: A Prosecco rather than Champagne Autumn Statement

It wasn’t exactly a champagne statement. More like Prosecco.  But, nevertheless, there are reasons to be cheerful in the wake of Jeremy...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong foundations

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: Treasury pledges £3m to ‘improve homebuying process'

The Autumn Statement ended up being silent on Stamp Duty reforms and direct housing market stimulus but there were some nuggets...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark slams Scottish plans to increase council tax on second homes

Propertymark has expressed its opposition to Scottish Government plans to increase council tax premiums on second homes. Speaking to the Scottish Parliament’s...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Builders back Stamp Duty exemption for greener homes

Builders are calling for Stamp Duty exemptions on more energy efficient properties to help tackle the housing crisis. A new 10-point plan...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying a home with battery storage is a 'powerful' decision

As domestic battery storage systems become increasingly prevalent in UK homes, enquiries about their usage and functionality are on the rise....

20 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Major mortgage lender calls for first-time buyer market review

Nationwide has called for an independent review of the first-time buyer market as it urges the Chancellor to boost support for...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Stamp Duty or Inheritance Tax cut be better for the property market?

A buying agent has given his backing to the prospect of a Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax (IHT) cut during this...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

CMA seeks feedback on landbanking and planning analysis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is seeking feedback on two ‘working papers’ that detail its assessment on the use of...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency brand on hiring spree as it opens new office

Fisher German is celebrating moving into its new office in the heart of Birmingham as it looks to grow its influence...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor urged to introduce Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Agency brand Chestertons has joined calls for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to include Stamp Duty reform in his Autumn Statement. Hunt will deliver...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Commercial to residential - a growing opportunity

Paul Johnson, Head of Corporate Sales at Leaders Romans Group (LRG) Commercial property has historically been viewed as the more profitable asset...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Understanding professional indemnity claims in letting agent services

Why professional indemnity claims are on the rise In today's volatile economic landscape, the uncertainty faced by landlords and tenants has reached...

01 November 2023

From: Features

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Party leaders quiet on PRS at conferences

Housing supply rather than the private rented sector (PRS) made the headlines during the Conservative and Labour Party conferences this year...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Making buildings better: An insider's view into how surveying evolves in a challenging market

 Hilary Grayson is a Director at Sava focusing much of her time on the development of new qualifications to enhance skills...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the stars

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Homebuyers Really Want to Know

As electric vehicles increasingly populate our roads and the necessity for accessible charging grows, enquiries about electric vehicle chargepoints when buying...

09 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Propertymark urges Labour to lead on agency regulation

The Labour Party is being urged to take the lead on estate agency regulation and help driving up standards in the...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Women in Estate Agency group unveils webinar series

The Women in Estate Agency (WiEA) group is launching a webinar series. The first will go live on Friday 13 October at...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Five top tips that will add value to your home

Adding value to a home can be the difference between a quick, successful sale and waiting months for the right person...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Would new Permitted Development Rights mean more houses?

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)  was this week due to conclude its consultation on proposed changes to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Agency boss: Government must stop fighting and fix the property market

Winkworth is calling for the Government to take immediate action to fix the property market.  On the eve of the Tory party...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses reveal party conference housing wish list

Stamp Duty changes and planning reform should be high on the party conference season agenda, agency executives have suggested. Leaders Roman Group...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Propertymark: Homeowners must be ‘incentivised not penalised’ towards net zero

Propertymark has backed delays to the Government’s net zero policies, claiming the shift to more sustainable and environmentally friendly homes should...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizers willing to move but held back by lack of stock - Savills

A lack of stock and emotional attachment are the biggest constraints stopping homeowners from downsizing, research suggests. Analysis by Savills found half...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Those not already in lettings should look into it urgently

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains how those working in the property can best navigate the challenges the market is...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm aims to ‘redefine prospecting’ with product launch

Lead generation tool provider Spectre claims it is set to redefine prospecting with a new tool to be launched this week. The...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

The graft before the glamour at the ESTAS 'Big Day', 2023

The ESTAS team and I are now on the final countdown to Friday 20th October.  Having run the event for twenty...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Are 'doorstep communities' the answer to better urban living?

Twenty-minute neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, low traffic neighbourhoods, walkable neighbourhoods: these concepts are suddenly everywhere. They boil down to a simple idea:...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Is Rightmove’s latest marketing campaign a slam dunk?

Rightmove has unveiled its Autumnal marketing campaign, with a new advert aiming to convince potential buyers that they should have ‘belief’...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government ‘capitulation to NIMBYS’ pushing property supply to record lows - warning

The net housing supply in England could be set to fall to decade lows, builders have warned. New analysis by the Home...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government to include property logbooks in First Homes scheme

The Government’s First Homes Scheme is set to be the first state-backed initiative to use digital property logbooks. It comes after a...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Party Time - housing policies from Labour, Tories and the rest

And suddenly it’s autumn. It’s just six weeks before the clocks change, days are getting shorter and - the real sign...

09 September 2023

From: Features

How do tenant and landlord rights vary around the world?

When moving abroad, many people weigh up the pros and cons of renting or purchasing their own property.  In its new survey,...

09 September 2023

From: Features

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Competition watchdog highlights areas for housing investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has highlighted land banks and planning blockages as potential areas for investigation. It comes as the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why we need a reasoned approach to Green Belt release

Keir Starmer’s announcement about building on the Green Belt attracted some contentious headlines. It immediately thrust housing and planning into the...

26 August 2023

From: Features

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Housing market still in doldrums despite mortgage rate cuts

Mortgage lenders are at last cutting their rates on some deals, confident that the Bank of England’s base rate may rise...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - this year’s busiest day for moving (and it’s soon)

A house removal specialist and a consumer property group reckon they’ve discovered the busiest day of the year for moving. It’s Friday...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The land industry must separate itself from politics

The process from a Local Plan allocation to a digger on site typically stretches beyond the length of a five-year political...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Persuasive agents will win in this market

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains why estate agents need to ditch selling techniques and brush up on persuasion to...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters ‘delay buying plans’ until rates drop – research

Renters are putting off their buying plans until property becomes more affordable, according to the latest research from The Mortgage Lender...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Speculation about Gove future as reshuffle likely in September

It may be all change - again - at the Department of Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government if media speculation...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

No evidence that scrapping housing targets will boost housebuilding, MPs warn

MPs have cast doubt on the Government’s ability to achieve its target of 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Turn empty shops and offices into homes - MPs demand action

Two all-party groups of MPs and Peers have called on the government to act to turn empty buildings into good quality,...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The good, the bad…and the ugly

Interesting news from Leaders Romans Group (LRG) this week when they revealed sales figures across the group for June. Nationally, sales figures...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Agent names lucky winner of golden board competition

A competition to track down as many golden estate agent boards placed around Leeds as possible has been won by Grace...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - This is a time when PropTech means business

Well as week’s come and go, this one’s been a bit of a downer but it is always worth remembering that...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Don't be the restaurant that doesn’t turn the a/c on in the summer…

It’s a brave business owner who actually invites criticism.  I speak from the personal experience of asking the opinions of the...

24 June 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How the circular economy can defend the holiday let industry

Sustainability has become a watch word for businesses the world over but there’s one element of this equation that is too...

27 May 2023

From: Features

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