HCA plans to sell Accelerated Construction land in packages

TOP STORY: The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to start selling off its land in packages to secure developers for difficult sites.

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OHG to raise rents on key worker scheme by 40%

30/03/2017 1:05 pm

A London housing association is set to start lifting rents by up to 40% at a key worker scheme in east London from next week, amid local opposition.


Lambeth Council to block office-to-resi permitted development

30/03/2017 12:34 pm

Lambeth Council will be able to force office-to-residential conversions to go through planning, after removing automatic development rights in parts of the borough.

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Record Help to Buy equity loans last quarter

30/03/2017 11:46 am

The government made more than 12,000 Help to Buy equity loans in the last three months of 2016, the highest quarterly figure since the scheme was launched in 2013.

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Liz Peace named chair of Old Oak Development Corporation

30/03/2017 11:41 am

The former chief executive of the British Property Federation is set to be appointed chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation – one of the largest development sites in London.

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Gap between LHA and cheapest rents making housing unaffordable for under-35s

30/03/2017 7:30 am

The gap between Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and rents has widened to the point where private rented housing is “out of reach” for under-35s.

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Scottish association launches wind farm

29/03/2017 4:21 pm

A Scottish housing association has become the UK’s first to develop a wind farm in order to fund the build of homes for social rent.

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HCA hires Barratt director to head up Accelerated Construction

29/03/2017 4:21 pm

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed Barratt Partnerships’ Stephen Kinsella as its new director of Accelerated Construction.

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Notting Hill buys £54m build-to-rent investment

29/03/2017 2:18 pm

Notting Hill Housing Group has bought a 112-unit slice of a build-to-rent scheme in east London.

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