Residential Property

News

Propertymark Encourages Creativity as UK Government Tackles Homes Supply Shortage

Propertymark has encouraged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes that people intend toRead More »

United Kingdom

UK Rental Market in Chaos

David Hannah, Group Chairman of Cornerstone Tax, comments on the current state of the rental market in the United KingdomRead More »

United Kingdom

Savills IM Raises £123m for First Close of UK Simply Affordable Homes Fund

Savills Investment Management has announced the first close of the Savills IM Simply Affordable Homes Limited Partnership fund, with foundingRead More »

United Kingdom

Pinnacle Group Awarded Funding Affordable Homes Contract

Pinnacle Group has been appointed by Funding Affordable Homes Housing Association (FAHHA), a for-profit Registered Provider and Homes England investmentRead More »

News

Middle Earners Priced Out of Rural Southern England

People on middle incomes have been squeezed out of renting in rural towns and villages in southern England according toRead More »

News

AXA UK Urges Customers to Find Alternatives to BT Redcare Following Service Closure Announcement

BT Redcare, the UK’s largest supplier of alarm signalling services for security and fire, will shut down next August leavingRead More »

News

Sale of Luxury Apartment Building in Phoenix

Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of the newly built 16-unit Arcadia Views luxury apartment community in Phoenix, Arizona.Read More »

News

UK Housing: Improvement on the Horizon

Iwona Hovenko, real estate analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, comments on updates from some of the UK’s leading homebuilders and building-materialsRead More »

News

Record Number of Landlords to Abandon UK Rental Market

David Hannah, Group Chairman of Cornerstone Tax, explains why the UK’s Buy-to-Let mortgage market isn’t working for tenants or landlords.  AccordingRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Downsizers MUST Be Exempted From UK Stamp Duty

David Hannah, Group Chairman of Cornerstone Tax, comments on the UK Government’s renewed focus on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).Read More »

News

Next-gen Home Automation

Residential real estate developer London Land Group and ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings Division have signed a key supplier agreement toRead More »

News

Strategic Partnership to Develop 10 Newmarket Square in Dublin

Valpre Capital, a London-based private equity real estate investment firm, Revelate Capital, an Irish based real estate investment and developmentRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill

Linz Darlington, Homehold managing director, comments on The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill introduced yesterday in the House of Commons.Read More »

Case Studies

Case Study: ‘Statement’ Exterior for a Residential Development in North London

Keystone Group business IG Masonry Support supplied 65 metres of a mechanically-fixed brick-slip soffit solution for two blocks of buildings thatRead More »

News

Autumn Statement: UK Housing Market

Iwona Hovenko, Real Estate analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, comments on the UK’s housing market ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement byRead More »

News

Wates UK Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Contracts Exceed £100M

Wates is cementing its presence as a leader in social housing retrofit after securing £107m of Social Housing Decarbonisation FundRead More »

News

White House Tackles Commercial-to-residential Conversions

The White House has catalogued a set of Federal tools for commercial-to-residential conversions including the Historic Tax Credit which currentlyRead More »

Blog

Comment: Nationwide UK House Price Index Data

Tom Brown, managing director for real estate at Ingenious, comments on better-than-expected UK month-on-month house price index data from Nationwide.Read More »

News

Savills IM Adds Madrid Residential Portfolio to Assets Under Management

Savills Investment Management has added more than 260 Build-to-rent (BTR) and Build-to-Sell (BTS) units in a prime area of MadridRead More »

Opinion

Surging Rents in the UK

Cornerstone Tax chairman David Hannah comments on data from Knight Frank suggesting UK rents could rise by 22 per centRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: UK Prime Minister’s Net Zero Speech

Responding to the recent speech outlining Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s new approach to net zero, Stewart Clements, Director of theRead More »

News

Delivering Retrofit Skills in the South East of England

A new partnership between The Retrofit Academy and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) will help train andRead More »

News

What’s Next for UK Housing?

On 27th September, Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) will host a webinar entitled, “5%, 10% or 15% Drop? What’s Next for UK House Prices?”Read More »

News

RO Group Announces Senior Appointment

UK property developer The RO Group has appointed Ana Bajri as its first Head of Sustainability.  Bajri brings a wealthRead More »

Opinion

As UK Rents Rise House Prices Drop

Cornerstone Tax chairman David Hannah comments on new forecasts for the UK’s housing market from estate agency Hamptons.  A newRead More »

News

Refinancing an Affordable Homes Portfolio

A portfolio of 34 properties in East Anglia in the East of Anglia has received a bespoke investment facility toRead More »

News

The Future of Home: Mira Showers, Bellway Collaborate with University of Salford

Residential housebuilder Bellway has created ‘The Future Home’ within Energy House 2.0 (EH 2.0), an unique £16 million research facilityRead More »

Blog

The “Un-mortgageables”: What Rising UK Rents Really Mean

Shahram Shaida, CEO of home buying and investment platform Allbricks, considers the longer term implications of rapidly rising rents forRead More »

News

A LOT to Gain

National Allotment Week (7th – 13th August 2023) will do much to remind the United Kingdom of the value ofRead More »

News

Commentary: Bank of England’s Interest Rate Hike Rattles UK Property Market

UK interest rates rise for 14th consecutive time - what does it mean for the property market?

News

Setting the Standard for Residential Retrofit at Scale

A pioneering partnership between Essex County Council and workforce development specialist, The Retrofit Academy, is delivering improvements for the region’sRead More »

Blog

Home Purchases Delayed by Rising Rates

Iwona Hovenko comments on a new Bloomberg Intelligence survey of prospective UK house purchasers seeking to complete within the nextRead More »

News

Genesis Homes Inaugurates £250,000 Office with House Building Chief

Neil Jefferson, managing director of the Home Builders Federation (HBF), recently presided over the grand opening of Genesis Homes’ newRead More »

News

Acquisition of Multifamily Development Opportunity in Rocklin

Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of a 397 unit garden-style multifamily development site on 18 acres in RocklinRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Achieving Energy Efficiency with Cavity Wall Panels

Recticel Insulation’s EUROWALL® Cavity Wall Panels played a pivotal role in ensuring the energy-smart homes of Otium Lake, a prestigiousRead More »

News

CBRE Brokers Sale of Multifamily Community in Anaheim

CBRE has arranged the US $4.25 million sale of a 12-unit multifamily property in Anaheim, California to a private investorRead More »

News

Trade Body Backs Further Research into Damp and Mould

UK industry body the Property Care Association (PCA) recently pledged to support an international conference of industry experts and academicsRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Managing Fire Risk in Marylebone

West End Gate, located on the Edgware Road in Marylebone, London, is a prestigious residential development comprising of eight buildingsRead More »

News

Savills IM Acquires BTR Properties in Spain for European Living Platform

Savills Investment Management has completed the acquisition of two newly built residential properties in Valencia for its European Living PlatformRead More »

News

Savills IM Acquires UK Build-to-Rent Assets

Savills Investment Management has completed the acquisition of two forward-funded single family residential sites in the Midlands, both developed byRead More »

Events

SolarEdge-Vaillant Partnership Integrates Heat Pumps with Home Ecosystem

SolarEdge Technologies is collaborating with European heating manufacturer Vaillant to integrate Vaillant heat pumps into the SolarEdge Home ecosystem. SolarEdgeRead More »

Contracts

Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association Contract

Hard FM services contractor DMA Group has regained a multi-year mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance contract with Notting Hill GenesisRead More »

News

10 Per Cent of Mortgages Taken Off UK Market

Two leading commentators give their perspective on a recent analysis showing a fall in the number of residential mortgage productsRead More »

Blog

Why Confidence is Returning to the UK Residential Housing Market

With new data from Rightmove suggesting average house prices in the UK increased by 1.8 per cent in May, DavidRead More »

News

Is a UK Housing Market Crash Inevitable?

Iwona Hovenko, real estate analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, comments on research suggesting the UK can avoid a housing crash. TheRead More »

News

Savills IM Adds €100 Million Swedish Residential Portfolio to European Living Platform

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has entered into an agreement to acquire six fully let residential assets in Sweden forRead More »

News

Why Mortgage Rate Hikes are Driving U.S. Rental Housing Resiliency

Ana Lai, Real Estate Senior Director at S&P Global Ratings, comments on the impact of 12 months of mortgage rate increasesRead More »

Perspectives

Costs Rise as UK’s Housebuilders Reduce Build-out Rates

Kseniya Savelyeva, Indices Manager at the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), comments on the organisation’s most recent quarterly survey ofRead More »

Best Practice

‘Responsible Persons’ and England’s New Fire Door Regulations

Karen Trigg, business development manager, South East at Allegion UK, explains the mandatory fire door (‘regulation 10’) checks introduced forRead More »

News

Improving the Quality of Tenancies with Customer Surveys

Wiener Wohnen, Europe’s largest municipal property management company, has appointed AktivBo to provide customer surveys and a continuous customer dialogueRead More »

News

UK Housebuilder Pledges Support for Women in Property

Property developer Genesis Homes is sponsoring the Cumbria and Lancashire branch of industry group, Women in Property under a year-longRead More »

News

Housing Development Commemorates 19th Century Railway Stationmaster

Wakefield Gardens, a new development from Genesis Homes, is named after Thomas Wakefield who served as the local stationmaster forRead More »

FM Magazine

Why the Big UK Fire-Safety Tax for Developers is Unfair

Iwona Hovenko, Real Estate Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, says the UK’s largest homebuilders will be impacted disproportionately by new taxesRead More »

News

Cushman & Wakefield Makes Senior Appointment to Colorado Residential Land Services Team

John Covert has been appointed as a director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Denver office and member of its newly formedRead More »

Net Zero

Supporting Sustainable Renting with Technology

Technology is reducing water and energy use and helping residents live more sustainablly at Quintain’s 85 acre Wembley Park developmentRead More »

Best Practice

How Properties Can Be Insulated More Effectively

Ian Paton, partner in building consultancy at property advisor Cluttons, provides guidance on how homeowners and landlords can insulate theirRead More »

Construction

UKAA Announces Headline Theme for Build to Rent Conference

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has announced its annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards ceremony will be heldRead More »

News

UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demandRead More »

Net Zero

Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercialRead More »

News

Almost Half of Smaller UK Landlords Planning to Expand Portfolios

According to the latest survey from Handelsbanken, 49 per cent of small and mid-sized professional landlords with a minimum ofRead More »

News

Stress-free Grilling in a Friendly Community Setting

With National BBQ taking place in the UK from 4th to 10th July, residential developer Quintain Living is showcasing theRead More »

News

deVere CEO Brands BoE Plans to Axe Mortgage Affordability Requirements as ‘Utter Madness’

Bank of England plans to scrap mortgage affordability rules have been described as “utter madness” by Nigel Green, the CEORead More »

News

Heylo Housing Selects MRI Solution for Property Part Ownership Programme

UK part buy-part rent housing provider heylo has installed the MRI LivingTM software suite to help manage its portfolio. TheRead More »

Life Safety

Overcoming the UK’s Social Housing Emergency Lighting Challenge

René Joppi, managing director of global lighting manufacturer Mackwell, explains how smart technology can resolve challenges associated with testing retrofittedRead More »

Education

£4 Billion Legal & General-Oxford University Partnership to Deliver Postgrad Accommodation

Legal & General and the University of Oxford have agreed the development of Court Place Gardens, an estate containing newRead More »

Contracts

£141 Million UK MoD Accommodation Contract Operational

A £141 million contract which was awarded to Pinnacle Group in 2021 to deliver National Accommodation Management Services (NAMS) forRead More »

Life Safety

2,000 Hyfire Wireless Devices Commissioned for London High-Rise Installation

Four landmark London towers are now benefiting from cutting edge fire protection thanks to Hyfire wireless devices, which were installedRead More »

News

Homeless Charity Unveils Modular Home Development

Centrepoint, one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to combating youth homelessness, has released images of a new, 33-modular-home developmentRead More »

Automation & AI

Energy Performance Certificates: Going Back to the UK’s Future?

Saurabh Saxena, founder of Buy To Let and AI property evaluation platform houzen, explains how artificial intelligence is delivering betterRead More »

Contracts

Residential Energy Metering Contract

21.10.2021, 17:17 Residential Energy Metering Contract Insite Energy has been selected to install and service pre-paid metering at the newRead More »

Events

RE:Visionary Awards 2021

19.10.2021, 16:32 RE:Visionary Awards 2021 MRI Software has announced the recipients of its third annual RE:Visionary Awards at the MRIRead More »

Appointments

Kim Scott Appointed CEO of Aramark Uniform Services

18.10.2021, 16:25 Kim Scott Appointed CEO of Aramark Uniform Services Former Terminix Chief Operating Officer Kim Scott has joined AramarkRead More »

Contracts

Residential PPM Contract Award

  30.09.2021, 12:50 Residential PPM Contract Award Polyteck Group has secured a one-year contract to provide planned preventive maintenance (PPM)Read More »

Blog

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

23.09.2021, 18:43 Investing in Commercial Real Estate Despite a tail-off in demand for commercial real estate during the Covid-19 pandemic,Read More »

Appointments

Seasoned Multifamily Executive Joins Cushman & Wakefield

05.08.2021, 22:19 Seasoned Multifamily Executive Joins Cushman & Wakefield Tina West has joined Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE as SeniorRead More »

Japan

Savills IM Adds Assets to Japan Residential Fund

30.06.2021, 10:38 Savills IM Adds Assets to Japan Residential Fund Savills Investment Management has acquired or committed to acquire aRead More »

COP26

Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient

Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. Produced inRead More »

Education

Renters Face Significantly Higher Housing Costs

11.05.2021, 11:53 Renters Face Significantly Higher Housing Costs Housing costs are felt more by households that rent, according to newRead More »

Automation & AI

Smoker Detection in Residential Buildings

14.04.2021, 18:51 Smoker Detection in Residential Buildings Sensor manufacturer FreshAir has launched an innovative smoking and marijuana detection system forRead More »

Blog

Decrypting the UK’s Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg, business development manager,Read More »

News

Setting New Standards in Housing

15.03.2021, 11:35 Setting New Standards in Housing A series of standards documents from The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) identifyRead More »

News

Back on Track

25.02.2021, 13:00 Back on Track Terminix has reported strong revenue growth for the fourth-quarter of 2020, and adjusted its Full-YearRead More »

Appointments

Making Social Housing Safer

17.02.2021, 08:21 Making Social Housing Safer Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has appointed Kier to deliver fire safety works across itsRead More »

Construction

Accolade for UK Apprentice

Apprentice Jude Kirkwood-Thompson has been named “Apprentice of the Year”, with her employer, property services company Ian Williams, also receivingRead More »

Finance

Acquisition Finance Raised for Residential Complex

29.01.2021, 07:16 Acquisition Finance Raised for Residential Complex Cushman & Wakefield has raised acquisition debt and joint venture equity financingRead More »

Education

Airbnb Distorting Rental Housing Market

19.01.2021, 08:53 Airbnb Distorting Rental Housing Market Short-term rentals on Airbnb and other online vacation rental marketplaces are causing rentRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Providing 20,000 Meals to Those in Need

18.12.2020, 00:32 Providing 20,000 Meals to Those in Need The Wimbledon Foundation has extended its support for organisations addressing foodRead More »

Events

The Festive Make or Break?

16.12.2020, 15:34 The Festive Make or Break? Tim Morris, Cymphony managing director, explains why telephone answering services are particularly inRead More »

Contracts

Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award

01.12.2020, 13:20 Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award Together Housing and Kensa Contracting have received international acclaim for aRead More »

Blog

Building Greener with 600,000 Heat Pumps a Year

A BBC report on Oxford’s pioneering smart-city project coincides with the launch of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s 10-point planRead More »

Construction

Following Safety Guidance Outside Work

11.11.2020, 11:35 Following Safety Guidance Outside Work Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) ForumRead More »

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