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Develop More Sites – Don’t Use a High Street Bank

The more and more we speak to developers there seems to be a common theme coming out. That message is that they would like to develop more sites but don’t have the cash flow and they don’t truly know what finance options are actually open to them. We find that many developers are still relying on clearing banks for their development …

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A Developers Worst Nightmare!

Discovering unanticipated costs that impact on a project’s profitability or even viability after acquiring a site is perhaps the main cause for many developers having sleepless nights. The key to avoiding these costs is to de-risk the scheme as much as possible before you buy. However, that involves a great deal of expertise not to mention time and effort in pulling everything …

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Whats in store for UK Construction in 2017

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for leading construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, comments on his predictions for the industry in 2017.  “There’s no escaping the fact that Brexit will dominate the news and political agenda in 2017 and will have a massive impact on UK construction. This is primarily because we rely so heavily on EU labour to man our …

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Permitted Development rights to be Extended

Gavin Barwell has revealed that the government is set to expand permitted development rights for office-to-residential conversion. Speaking at last week’s London Property Summit at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, the minister of state for housing, planning and London outlined several ways he was looking to improve housebuilding. Mr Barwell revealed that permitted development rights would be extended to allow …

UK housebuilding hits seven-year high

The number of new-build homes being started and finished in England is at its highest level since 2008, according to government figures. Construction on approximately 37,080 new homes was started between October and December 2015, up 23% on a year earlier, while 37,230 were completed, marking a 22% increase on the same quarter in 2014. The latest totals were the …

De-Risk Your Development

As we are all aware, anything could happen in the UK Housing Market and the press is either telling us that we are in a boom or a bust. Clearly at the moment the Housing Market is running along quite steadily which is in part no doubt caused by a shortage of housing. That said it is a notoriously fragile …