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Is London Planning Too Centrally Focused?

30th November 2016

By Caroline Harper

Sadiq Khan has now been Mayor of London for a little over six months and his attention is beginning to turn to the Capital’s planning policies. His Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) was published today, and this will set the tone of how the new administration will address housing delivery, including boosting the supply of “genuinely affordable” homes.

A Note to Self-Build

The Timber Solution For Private Rented Communities

28th October 2016

By Ashley Perry

Much has been made of residential housebuilding targets and their futility, given the dynamics of the market. The issues are simple in economic terms: there is a skilled labour shortage and material prices are fluctuating, which are serving to exacerbate the much-needed demand for increased housing supply. Notwithstanding this, sustainability requirements will place further pressures on the UK market. Something has to give.

Space Standards

The problem with Space Standards

13th October 2016

By Adam Challis

In conjunction with Pocket Living, JLL ran a research survey in 2015 to better understand what first-time buyers want. It turns out that space matters, but not that much.

Out in front, by some margin, was location. Prospective purchasers knew where they wanted to be and would make concessions on other attributes of their wish list to get there. Turns out, unit size is less important than we think.

Innovator

Hybrid Estate Agents: How Big Can They Grow?

30th September 2016

By Jonas Ebrahimi, JLL

The use of online platforms has allowed hybrid estate agencies to grow steadily in recent years - they now boast a 5% share of the UK’s residential transactions. Hybrid agents, who combine online services alongside teams of local property directors, look set to play an increasing role in how the residential market operates. But will it be a leading role, or more supporting player?


Winning the battle, losing the war

Housing Solutions For A New Chancellor

23rd September 2016

By Adam Challis

The housing affordability crisis is vexing, not least because the solution seems clear. "Build more", says I - and most other commentators, neatly tucking in the roles of planning, land, SME builders/ Private Rented Communities and housebuilders amongst a host of other notable solutions that ought to get the job done. Sadly while all of these private sector-led solutions have merit and all will help; none will be the silver bullet.

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