Report by UK Home Builders Federation Shows Planning Permission Drought

A new report by the U.K.’s Home Builders Federation (HBF) shows planning permissions have halved over the last four years, as the total number granted last year were lowest since the survey began in 2006.

UK Government To Revive Thatcher’s ‘Right to Buy’ Scheme

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg are set to announce new measures to revive Margaret Thatcher’s popular ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. This could enable up to 2 million social housing properties to be sold to their tenants at heavy discounts. The government wants to encourage current tenants to buy their

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Social Housing Project Enabling More Brazilians to Own Homes

The success of the popular Brazilian social housing project, Minha Casa Minha Vida, has meant that an incredible 67% of the population is in a position to buy their own home, compared with a figure of just 10% in 2005. Waseem Saddique, founder and current acting CEO of Housetech Developments, a major real estate development

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Hong Kong Billionaire Invests in UK Social Housing

Hong Kong billionaire, Cheung Yu-tung, and two other Hong Kong investors, Cheng’s Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd developer Sammy Lee, and businessman Peter Fung, have spent £30 million gaining 61% of Pinnacle Regeneration Group Limited. Pinnacle Regeneration Group Limited manages 22,000 homes in the UK, and the British government is planning cuts in social housing

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