In today’s digital environment of virtual viewings, Zoom calls and Facetime, there are a few more additional concerns and considerations that agents need to be aware of when it comes to protecting sensitive data when marketing a property. This is according to Paul Offley, Compliance Officer at The Guild of Property Professionals, who says that he has seen a small, but increasing number of consumer complaints relating to the inclusion of personal or sensitive data in marketing material, especially with agents now […]
The myth that housing developers are hoarding land after gaining planning consent in order to benefit from a rising market has been debunked in new research by leading planning consultancy Lichfields. Lichfields was commissioned by the Land Promoters and Developers Federation (LPDF) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) to undertake research into how the pipeline of sites for housing development compares with what might be needed to meet the government’s ambitions for 300,000 net […]
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Crest Nicholson has unveiled a brand new collection of three and four bedroom house types at its Bristol development, Hygge Park at Keynsham. The attractive range is ideal for the modern-day purchaser, featuring a number of measures designed to deliver environmental benefits. Located between Bristol and Bath, Hygge Park takes its inspiration from the Danish ‘Hygge’ concept of comfort and wellbeing. The innovative development prioritises flexible layouts, open living spaces and natural light, while beautiful open green spaces can be found throughout the development. The new house types have been meticulously designed to reduce […]
First-time buyers have been urged to make the most of a ‘forgotten tax relief’ that could save them thousands of pounds as the stamp duty holiday ends. While the stamp duty holiday finished at the end of the month, many have forgotten that an even better tax relief is still available for first-time buyers, according to a leading property lawyer. The first-time buyer stamp duty exempts buyers if they purchase properties for less than £300,000. Simon Nosworthy, head of residential conveyancing at Osbornes Law, said: “In the chaos of the stamp duty holiday most people seem to have forgotten that there is a fantastic stamp duty […]
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Legal & General Mortgage Club has today announced two new semi-exclusive, buy-to-let mortgage products for its members. The products are available from Landbay and will suit individuals and limited companies (SPV). Mortgage advisers using Legal & General Mortgage Club will access two five-year, fixed rate mortgages. The first, with a rate of 3.09 per cent, has a maximum loan-to-value of 70 per cent, a 1.5 per cent product fee and tiered ERCs (5 per cent, […]
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Lovell Partnerships has announced its latest development with the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), to create affordable housing and open market residential dwellings on Monmouth Road, adjacent to Senneleys Park, in Bartley Green. The new development, named Senneley’s View, is the product of an extensive regeneration programme that required years of site clearance. Once completed and following a successful planning application, Lovell Partnerships was selected to begin the […]
While the UK moves forward with its ambitions to reach net-zero by 2050, private companies and government agencies are strategising their way towards a more sustainable future. But what can be changed at home to help push us towards this green goal? How can our homes become more sustainable? UK homes produce around 19 per […]
Housebuilder Bellway has set out plans to deliver 1,152 new homes across Hertfordshire over the next three years. The developer’s North London division is currently building a total of 746 new homes across four developments in the county and aims to deliver a further 406 properties at four other sites by the end of 2024. Bellway has recently started work at Westbrook Moorings, in the village of Bourne End, near Berkhamsted, where a […]
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The housing market has accelerated at unpresented rates following the start of the pandemic and whilst there is little evidence to suggest the market will slow and with mortgage rates record lows, it’s the perfect time to make the move. Lockdowns have given families the opportunity to reflect and long for more space, gardens and possibly a change in location. The pandemic has also seen a shift with first time buyers jumping onto the housing market sooner than planned. To ensure there are no delays in the buying process, […]
Savista Developments, care home construction specialist, has exchanged contracts on a two-acre site on Duffield Road in Sonning to develop a new 72-bed care home. The proposed £20m project will provide a state-of-the-art home with exceptional standards of accommodation and amenities to provide the highest level of care for its residents. The project will draw on the latest technology in the sector and will comprise an array of extensive communal facilities. Savista will be responsible for planning, design, construction and interior fit-out of the new scheme. Kevin Shaw, CEO of Savista Developments, […]
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