Designer Contracts named a Top 10 British Business

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has been named in The Business Reporter’s ‘Best of British Business’ campaign, distributed with The Daily Telegraph, celebrating success stories in British business. The prestigious accolade has been awarded to just 10 companies in the UK, which have all demonstrated leadership and... View Article

London councils offered more funding for planning

The Mayor of London has announced £10 million for ambitious councils that want to boost their role in building new homes in the capital. Building on previous positive announcements this year – small sites and SME house builder initiatives, increased... View Article

The true cost of buy to let property

New Surrenden Invest mortgage and stamp duty calculators to provide financial clarity Number of landlords in UK at record high of 2.5 million Average properties per landlord has risen to 1.8 homes each (Ludlow Thompson) Over the past five years,... View Article

Nuneaton housing development up for two property awards

An all-affordable housing scheme in Nuneaton being delivered by Midland Heart housing association and developer Partner has been shortlisted for two Insider Property Awards, West Midlands. The St Mary’s Road scheme is up for Property Deal of the Year for... View Article

May removes council borrowing cap

The borrowing cap for local councils to build new housing is set to be scrapped, potentially opening up billions of pounds of funding for new council housebuilding schemes. In a move that has been long called for by many in... View Article

Highland landlord shortlisted at National Awards

Highland-based registered social landlord, Albyn Housing Society, has received three shortlist nominations for the Scottish national Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) awards. The housing society has been shortlisted in the following categories: Housing Team of the Year, Excellence in Housing... View Article

Government announces ban on combustible cladding

The Government is set to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of all new build high-rise buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation. Following a consultation on last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, James Brokenshire, housing secretary, told... View Article