Category Archives: Land & Developments

Build to Rent round 2 shortlist announced

Tenants are to get a greater choice of newly-built homes to rent, under plans announced last week.

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins published a shortlist of developments in areas including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Kirklees, which could benefit from a share of the £1billion Build to Rent fund to deliver homes specifically for private rent. Continue reading

Housebuilder appetite for land pushes up values across the UK

Housebuilders looking to secure a five year pipeline are pushing up the value of residential development land at a rate not seen since 2010, according to data from international real estate adviser, Savills.

Price growth continues to be led by the South East, but sentiment is improving across the UK and there are now early signs of life in key urban markets such as Manchester and Birmingham that have remained dormant since 2008. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers

Thanks to you, Propertytalk Live! has enjoyed another hugely successful year and seen exceptional growth in the number of people visiting the site.

And that’s not all – the number following us on Twitter alone has soared past 21,000 which we think is phenomenal. Continue reading

Lenders expect to increase funding for residential development in 2014

The residential development funding landscape has changed markedly over the last year, becoming more accessible than at any time since the financial downturn, according to specialists at Knight Frank.

A new comprehensive survey of lenders active in the residential development market from Knight Frank finds that this trend is set to continue, with a majority of lenders planning to increase their funding of residential development projects. Continue reading