New Report Says UK Private Rental Sector Needs to Grow



In a report for the government, Sir Adrian Montague has stated the need for the UK private rental sector to grow in order to reduce the current housing shortage. According to the article on the BBC website, he was asked to look at ways of addressing this shortage, and feels houses built for rent within the private sector could be funded by institutional investors.

UK New Home Prices Increase for Six Consecutive Months



The price of a new home in the UK has increased for six consecutive months, and has risen by 0.2% since the beginning of the year according to a property price index from SmartNewHomes.

UK Planning Policy Framework to Boost Building



The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for the UK was published yesterday by the Planning Minister, Greg Clark. The changes were necessary as the planning system has become increasingly convoluted over the years, resulting in not enough new homes being built during the last decade.

Director of UK Housebuilder Pledges to Sleep Rough for a Night in November



A director of one of the U.K.’s largest housebuilders has pledged to sleep rough for one night in November to draw attention to Britain’s housing shortage, which experts have predicted could leave over 20,000 people homeless by 2015. Sue Warwick, National Head of Sales and Marketing for Miller Homes has decided to experience sleeping rough […]

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