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Eleanor Harvey

Stamp duty rumours: is a tax shake-up on the cards?

The government could be set to pin more focus on retirement living, while a stamp duty cut for downsizers could free up under-occupied homes. The stamp duty that the majority of buyers must pay when

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Construction
Eleanor Harvey

Boost for housebuilding target as new home registrations rise

The government’s housebuilding target of 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s has faced plenty of obstacles, but the latest figures show positive progress. The latest figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC)

Building regulation changes
Construction
Eleanor Harvey

Building regulation changes will make new-builds even more eco

From next month, new-builds will receive an energy efficiency ramp-up thanks to new building regulation changes put in place by the government. Housebuilders in England are gearing up for 15th June 2022, when building regulation

build-to-rent
Construction
Kaylene Isherwood

Build-to-rent: The shift towards larger-scale developments

The total number of build-to-rent homes has increased by nearly a fifth in the past year as there’s been a rise in larger developments. What’s ahead for the growing sector? In the UK, the build-to-rent sector

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Construction
Eleanor Harvey

Major boost for construction industry as workforce multiplies

The construction sector in the UK has faced some hurdles in recent years, but the number of people employed in the industry just took a positive turn. Research published by IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect has revealed

empty homes derelict
Construction
Eleanor Harvey

How UK’s 200,000 empty homes could ease housing shortage

Converting the UK’s thousands of empty homes is no mean feat, but with government support, could it help to solve the ongoing housing supply issues? Propertymark, which is a leading trade body for property agents

Housebuilding construction
Construction
Eleanor Harvey

Housebuilding outlook soars as planning approvals rise by 8%

The housebuilding sector is returning to strength after a surge in planning consents, even surpassing its performance in the years leading to the pandemic. Supply chain issues and rising construction costs were just some of

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