Legal and General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.
We are willing to demonstrate to Sajid Javid that we do not landbank, says Stewart Baseley.
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
House builders have hit back at a threat by communities secretary Sajid Javid to tackle alleged landbanking.
Hyde Housing Group and house builder Hill have launched their first joint venture, for 287 homes in Brent.
After last week’s Autumn Statement, Pete Apps rounds up the unanswered questions.
Scotland’s social landlords doubt they have the capacity to deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new affordable homes over five years.
The Welsh Government has boosted housing grant funding by £30m this year, as social landlords sign a historic ‘supply pact’ to deliver 20,000 homes by 2021.
The government has announced a loan of £45m from its new Home Building Fund will go towards more than 2,000 private rental homes in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.
An emergency package to house young working Londoners is urgently needed in the capital, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Housing association chief executives outside London have voiced concern about the diversion of resources into the capital’s affordable homes programme in last week’s Autumn Statement.
The influential chair of one of London’s biggest house builders says he will “adjust land bids” where necessary to meet Sadiq Khan’s 35% affordable housing threshold.
Housing associations in London are poised to enter “strategic partnerships” with City Hall, as Sadiq Khan’s overhaul of affordable housing funding was hailed as a “defining moment in housing history”.
Completions of affordable homes in the first half of this financial year recovered from a slump in 2015/16, but still lag well behind the peak of the year before.
Sadiq Khan will fund social rent level homes in London with fixed grant rates of £60,000 per unit, in a major shake-up of affordable housing funding.
L&Q has continued its push into private rented sector development with a deal in excess of £70m to build a 178-home residential development in west London.
Housing associations have the financial capacity to more than double the number of new homes they build each year within the next decade, according to a new report from property advisor Savills.
Housing associations have delivered 20% more homes than official government statistics record, a National Housing Federation survey has revealed.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has revealed he is heading up a Whitehall housing taskforce, as he issued a stark warning to big builders that they must improve build-out rates.
Sajid Javid warns house builders build-out rates must increase, in a hard-hitting speech to the National House Building Council annual lunch
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has lifted a controversial block on Birmingham’s 15-year strategy for the building of tens of thousands of new homes.
We’ve been tweaking the way we approach housing supply for too long. It’s time for a different approach, says Mark Henderson
Housing associations could be expected to prioritise affordable rented homes over social rented in an effort to drive up housing numbers, the housing minister has said.
Housing association completions on new build properties are down by nearly a fifth in England, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have given the go-ahead to a devolution deal that will include a £170m affordable housing fund.
Housing associations will ramp up the delivery of sub-market rented housing following the government’s climb-down on grant funding restrictions.
If the government wants to meet its one million homes target, the current wave of devolution should just be the start, says Mark Winterburn
A hiatus in housing association building following the 1% rent cut announcement has been blamed for the lowest growth in affordable housing witnessed in a generation.
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Measures outlined in the Autumn Statement will lead to a reduction in overall housebuilding by housing associations of 13,000, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The government has today announced that it will spend £1.7bn on infrastructure on and around public land in England between now and 2021, in order to speed up housebuilding.
The British Property Federation has highlighted increased spending on infrastructure as the “hidden gem” within today’s Autumn Statement, as the wider housing industry reacts to today’s announcement from chancellor Philip Hammond.
The £1.4bn of affordable homes cash is additional to the £4.7bn previously announced, with the restrictions limiting that funding to homeownership products lifted.
A new £2.3bn infrastructure fund to pave the way for up to 100,000 new homes to be built in areas of high demand has been launched.
The government has announced £3.15bn of its Affordable Homes Programme will be given to London to deliver 90,000 homes.
L&Q and Fairview Homes have teamed up to buy a 5.5-acre plot of land in Park Royal, north-west London in their first 50/50 joint venture together.
Smaller sites are better when it comes to delivering the large numbers of homes required in London, says Tom Copley
The government will invest £1.4bn to deliver 40,000 new homes and relax restrictions on affordable housing funding, as part of the Autumn Statement today.
The hotly anticipated Housing White Paper is not expected to be published as part of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement announcement and will instead be published by the end of the year, according to government sources.
The Leeds City Region needs a major boost in its housing supply if it is to continue its economic growth, with a 30,000 home shortfall anticipated by 2021.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is looking for housing associations and builders to join a panel of developers to build up to £8bn-worth of homes in England.
The UK’s largest housing association has set aside a war chest of up to £1.1bn to launch a massive land acquisition drive after it completes its merger next month.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called on the government to use “direct commissioning and positive intervention” to increase the supply of affordable homes on brownfield sites.
The government is considering launching a radical overhaul of the Community Infrastructure Levy developer charge in next week’s Autumn Statement – aimed at “massively” simplifying the process and making it less open to negotiation.
England’s stock of affordable homes grew by its lowest level since 1992, new government figures show.
A total of 750,000 extra homes could be built over the next decade via a new £100bn National Housing Fund, a thinktank has suggested.
There is a “healthy optimism” that the north could rise to the housing challenges identified by the Commission for Housing in the North, says Jo Boaden
Northern areas should establish ‘housing boards’ which take control of public funding for housing supply in their areas, a commission investigating the housing crisis in the North has said.
Britain’s largest house builder has reduced selling prices on some of its most expensive homes in central London, but says the overall market is “healthy”.
Profits grew 10 times faster than housing completions among the top five house builders between 2010 and 2015, a new report has found.
Increasing housing supply will not reverse plummeting homeownership levels among young people, a wide-ranging review of the housing market commissioned by Labour has found.
The government’s forthcoming Estates Regeneration Strategy is likely to recommend the establishment of a centralised group of experts to assist with regeneration schemes.
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The government’s ‘ambition’ of a million homes may be within reach, says Jules Birch, but is it as ambitious as it seems?
Government figures show just under 190,000 new homes were created in 2015/16, leaving the government narrowly off the pace for its million homes target.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is consulting on a new legal framework to create a mechanism to claw back government grant from private house builders.
We have much to learn from how our predecessors addressed the housing crisis following the First World War, says Jill Stewart
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