The housing crisis is one of the biggest issues facing the UK, particularly in the worst affected areas, such as London. A severe housing shortage has driven up rents in recent years at a time when incomes have fallen. Should we expect more of the same in 2017? And what impact will the government’s so-called “war on landlords” have on the market?
The Housing SPG has been updated to reflect the Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP) and the Minor Alterations to the London Plan (MALP). It provides updated guidance on a range of strategic policies including housing supply, residential density, housing standards, build to rent developments, student accommodation and viability appraisals.
There’s no silver bullet for the housing crisis, but using modular construction in the private rented sector could be part of the solution. How do we achieve higher density housing in crowded cities?
The uncomfortable truth facing London at present is that not enough homes are being built. The fact that home ownership is at its lowest rate for 30 years is merely one indicator of this.
Freshers’ week may already be a hazy memory for many students, but for property investors and developers, the party could be set to continue.
Last week saw the fifth and final ULI UK Residential Council multifamily study tour to Boston and Washington DC. 19 participants including James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development and leading investors, architects, developers and operators from across the UK, met with senior ULI members and delved into the detail on delivering successful multifamily.