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Strength to strength at UK Construction Week

New products, recruitment, 3D printing and the northern powerhouse have all been on the agenda on day two of the UK’s largest construction trade event UK Construction Week at the NEC in Birmingham. Business journalist Steph McGovern kicked off proceedings... View Article

Housebuilder suspends London MD after arrests

Barratt Developments has suspended a senior executive after he was arrested following an internal inquiry into suspected misconduct. Alastair Baird, regional managing director for London, and another former Barratt London employee have been arrested this morning after the company referred... View Article

Damp damages house prices by up to 20%

Developers looking to bring renovated and converted properties to market need to ensure any damp problems are resolved first, as a new survey reveals that damp in properties not only deters would-be homebuyers from purchasing at all, it could also... View Article

Barwell reveals new measures affecting HMO landlords

Housing minister Gavin Barwell announced new plans to help councils raise standards in shared homes in England. The measures, subject to consultation, include the introduction of a national minimum bedroom size of 6.52 m² in HMOs to close a loophole some... View Article

UK Construction Week lands in Birmingham

The UK’s largest construction trade event UK Construction Week is underway with thousands flocking to the NEC in Birmingham to hear from the biggest names in the industry and see the latest innovations. Architect and television presenter George Clarke cut... View Article

New measures tackle overcrowded housing

Minimum room sizes will apply to shared homes to help to clamp down on rogue landlords cramming tenants into unsafe and overcrowded homes, improving housing for thousands, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has announced today. Measures will strengthen councils to tackle... View Article

Four in ten UK homes fail acceptable standards – Shelter

National housing charity Shelter has released a damning report exposing Britain’s escalating housing crisis. The charity, alongside Ipsos MORI and British Gas, developed the ‘Living Home Standard’ – a measure created to define what is an acceptable home based on five principles: affordability, decent... View Article

Rental supply slowdown

Four out of ten (40.4per cent) major towns and cities in the UK saw a drop in the number of new buy-to-let properties being advertised in September compared to the previous month, according to research by property crowd funding platform... View Article
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