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Barwell vows “bigger, better PRS” at ARLA conference

ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) yesterday held its annual ARLA Propertymark Conference at ExCel London. The UK’s largest lettings conference and exhibition welcomed ITV Political Editor Robert Peston and Lord William Hague as keynote speakers and journalist and... View Article

Article 50 triggering: the industry reacts

Prime Minister Theresa May has today invoked Article 50 triggering the beginning of Great Britain’s exit from the European Union. Here we offer some of the responses of industry bodies and experts. RIBA President Jane Duncan wrote in a statement:... View Article

Organowood® makes timber cladding sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an... View Article

Housing organisations urged to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter. Research from the leading dementia charity* has previously found... View Article

Electric log books loom for UK homes

Homeowners will publish electronic log books containing a detailed history of all maintenance and improvements before their house goes on the market, under industry plans unveiled this week. The proposals, released by the trade body for the conveyancing industry, will... View Article

Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

A Teddington businessman, who ran multiple property companies but failed to declare his income or that he was a company director to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced for evading £281,000 in taxes. Property developer and landlord Michael... View Article

NIA and NLA partnership to help landlords meet new regulations

The National Insulation Association (NIA) and National Landlords Association (NLA) have come together to provide landlords with an easy to use online facility to find local insulation installers to help meet energy efficiency standards. Both organisations are advising landlords that... View Article

Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty

Initiatives run by social housing providers to help young people aged 16-25 increase their independence and employment prospects are helping to reduce youth poverty, says new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Researchers from the Cambridge... View Article

Winners of the BREEAM Awards 2017 announced

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2017, the world’s leading sustainability rating scheme, at a gala event held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The must-attend night of the year for built environment... View Article

Clarion completes deal for Kent Country Park site

The largest housing association in UK has signed a deal to build 300 new homes in Ashford, Kent. Clarion Housing Group has completed a deal with Brett Group and Ashford Borough Council for the 31 acre site at Conningbrook Lakes. The new... View Article

Keepmoat to sell regeneration business

Keepmoat, a major maintenance services provider to local authorities and housing associations, has agreed to sell its regeneration arm to French energy and service provider ENGIE. The deal, believed to be worth around £330m, will see all 2,500 employees in the... View Article

March budget responses

In response to today’s Budget, Will Waller, Market Intelligence Lead at Arcadis, said: “Today’s budget is a function of the geopolitical ‘tight rope’ that Britain is about to walk for the next two years at least.  Buoyed by the UK’s... View Article
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