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News


  • New Developments and Land

    All housing developers have re-trenched enormously over the last four years and those that have survived are much leaner and very careful indeed in making their appraisals and setting Market Values…

  • Development Overview

    The lack of finance for development schemes means that only those with institutional backing are likely to proceed. The lack of finance for property investment means that only those with substantial cash to complement any loans will be able to operate in the market.

  • Commercial Property

    This is, of course, an enormous category. Quite simply, very high quality investments with a Blue Chip tenant still sell and command good values because they represent safety and long term security more than, say, cash or equities…

  • Regeneration - Housing Associations

    In 2007, 2008 and 2009 the Social Housing Movement with the backing of the Housing Corporation and then its successor, the Homes and Communities Agency, was able to maintain development by changing grant for shared ownership to that for social renting and bringing forward future grant funds.

  • The North South Divide

    This is undoubtedly a reality, but it might be better described as the North, Midlands, South West/London and the South East divide. …

  • Social Housing Valuations

    Over the last twenty years or so most loans to housing associations and major transactions involving social housing stock have used Existing Use Value – Social Housing as the basis for valuation…..

  • Uniform Business Rates

    The Government announced that the increase in the Uniform Business Rate…

  • Empty Property Rates

    From late 2009 Empty Property Rates have been levied upon most buildings except smaller ones with a Rateable Value of under £15,000. This limit was only temporary, however, and was reverted to a mere £2,600…

  • Town Planning

    The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in October 2010 confirmed the coalition Government’s intention to continue with its National Planning Policy Framework…

  • Carbon Neutral Question Mark

    The carbon footprint of property from a large office block to a single house…

  • The State of the Property Market

    As the credit crunch continues to bite the residential market is now enormously reduced…


New Developments and Land

All housing developers have re-trenched enormously over the last four years and those that have survived are much leaner and very careful indeed in making their appraisals and setting Market Values…


Development Overview

The lack of finance for development schemes means that only those with institutional backing are likely to proceed. The lack of finance for property investment means that only those with substantial cash to complement any loans will be able to operate in the market.