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A beginners’ guide to affordable housing in London

It is estimated that the population of London will reach 10.8 million by 2041. According to the Mayor of London, around 43,500 affordable homes are required each year in order to meet London’s housing needs. Yet the issue as to how these homes will be delivered is one that remains controversial. The provision of “genuinely

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New Guidance paves the way for more Build to Rent

What’s happened? The Government has issued new guidance to help councils grant planning permission for Build to Rent schemes. This is great news for Build to Rent developers as it should mean that permissions are granted more quickly. Councils are encouraged to plan for Build to Rent in their areas where a need is identified,

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Build to Rent – The Mayor’s New Planning Pathway

The Mayor of London has revealed his plans for his “shake up” of affordable housing and viability.  He has published his draft guidance on the topic, which is open for consultation until 28 February 2017. The good news for the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is that the Mayor is keen to encourage growth in

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Goodbye to generation rent?

The government’s penchant for home ownership shows no sign of abating.  First we had the Right to Buy and now Starter Homes is again stealing the headlines. Starter Homes is a new government programme to build low-cost homes for first time buyers who are under 40. Prices are at least 20% lower than the market