The credit crisis has had a significant impact on pay in the housing sector – as housing association employees pay rises for 2016 are being cut by an average of almost 30 per cent. A survey questioned 90 housing associations, representing a cross section of different sized associations, andRead More →

LPW’s Affordability Index hit the headlines today. The average price for a first-time property rose from just over £52,000 to nearly £160,000 in the decade to 2014. Mortgage payments took up almost 21 per cent of an average household’s income in 2014, compared to 12 per cent in 1997,Read More →

Two London regeneration projects – Albert Basin and Elephant & Castle – have been named as two of the 16 founding projects of the international climate positive development programme, launched by Bill Clinton at an environmental summit in South Korea today. The project aims to reduce net greenhouse gasRead More →

Meanwhile, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) accused the Conservatives of failing to understand the rental market, after yesterday’s announcement of new Tory measures to protect tenants from repossession. A spokesperson from ARLA said that while they welcome additional support for tenants in these tough times, the proposalRead More →

An investigation by the BBC into property registration has lead the boss of Nationwide to call for a major reform into the Land Registry, saying it was needed to prevent an ‘exponential rise in fraud’. The BBC applied to the Land Registry, claiming to be the owner of anRead More →

Immigration is the hot topic in the news today, after the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced it was revising it’s long-term immigration figures upwards by a third. For the past few years they had assumed that net migration figures – the difference between those leaving and those arrivingRead More →