Supply of rental properties drops to a 21 month low

The number of rental homes available for tenants fell in February Demand from prospective renters also dropped The rate of tenants experiencing rent rises increased in frequency as well but is overall better than in February 2017 ARLA Propertymark is today... View Article

1,460 days young

As Resident®, the revolutionary property management software business, celebrates its fourth anniversary, founder and chartered surveyor Kate Boyes reflects on the journey so far. It’s incredible to think that just four years ago Resident® was merely an idea. A nagging... View Article

Multi-generational housing in the modern home

Michael Gray of GROHE UK comments on how to equip a bathroom to meet future demographic trends End-users ultimately want a stylish yet practical space and as the population ages, it is more important than ever to provide offerings that... View Article

Could Build to Rent be the key to solving our loneliness problem?

Our society is leading to increasing issues of loneliness for both younger and older people. Residential developments designed and built around a rental model can do much to overcome that loneliness. Dominic Martin, Business Development Director of Atlas Residential, explains why this... View Article

Don’t forget family-sized homes

A third of children in social housing and a quarter of children in private-rented accommodation live in overcrowded conditions. The London Assembly is concerned that without enough three and four-bedroom family-sized homes, the problem of overcrowding will get worse in... View Article

Turning the threat of the invisible enemy into an opportunity

With the amount of supported housing in private hands increasing, Andrew Scott of Gauntlet Group reiterates the significance of checking and balancing for legionella According to the HCA Statistical Data Return, between 2015 and 2016 we witnessed the largest increase... View Article

ilke Homes CEO comments on Housing Implementation Taskforce meeting

Bjorn Conway, CEO, ilke Homes: “ilke Homes welcomes the news that the government’s Housing Implementation Taskforce met at Downing Street today. Homes England’s role is reinforced and there seems to be strengthening cross-Government commitment to dealing with the issues demonstrated by the... View Article

CIEH Praises Government Support for Karen Buck Housing Bill

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has strongly welcomed the announcement over the weekend that the Government will now be supporting Karen Buck MP’s Private Members Bill on housing and landlords. The Labour MP’s bill seeks to update the... View Article

Outlook for UK Build to Rent in 2018

2018 is going to be an important year for the UK’s Build to Rent (BtR) sector. As the industry flows into the next stage of its evolution, we’re going to start to see clear winners and losers emerge in the... View Article

JMW warns of housing crisis ‘perfect storm’ in 2018

As the UK’s population is set to exceed the 70 million mark and house prices continue to rise alongside interest rates, solicitors at JMW warn a property crisis will result in more multi-generational households in 2018 than ever before. The... View Article