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New guidance on commissioning services in new homes

The NHBC Foundation today publishes a guide that helps site managers oversee the many commissioning activities that are important to a smooth build programme and delivering high quality homes for home buyers. At your services – What to expect during commissioning – produced in collaboration with BSRIA, is a response to the ever-expanding family of…

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1,000 New homes coming for Midlands

Countryside & Midland Heart Housing Association have signed a partnership agreement that will see  1,000 new homes to be provided to the region over the next three years (33% are already at advanced stage of development). Ian Kelley, Chief Executive, Partnerships North, Countryside was quoted as saying: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership…

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KAJIMA EUROPE AND GRIFFIN REAL ESTATE PARTNERS BUY STUDENT DEPOT POLAND’S LARGEST PROVIDER OF PRIVATE STUDENT ACCOMODATION FROM OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Student Depot which by September 2019 will operate 2,000 beds across five sites in Poland was purchased in a transaction worth over €60 million representing half of the Polish Purpose Built Student Accommodation market.…

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Oxford City Council’s accreditation scheme deemed ‘unlawful’

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has told Oxford City Council that its landlord accreditation scheme is ‘discriminatory’ and ‘unlawful’ and also breaches European Union directives. A report on the Oxford Mail website shares that the words were told to Oxford City Council in relation to their private rented sector, David Smith, the policy director for…

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Complaints to The Property Ombudsman rise by 16% in 2018

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has today [8th May 2019] released its 2018 annual report reflecting ever-increasing consumer demand for the service. The report reveals TPO received a record number of enquiries in 2018 (29,023), up 22% on 2017.  Of these, 4,246 went on to be formal complaints, which also rose significantly year on year by…

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Interest in London property market from US and India soars

Interest in London residential property from the US and India has surged over the last three years, according to London estate agent Chestertons.  It reports that the US has been the most active foreign country for the past three years by a considerable margin, with visits to its website from the US between January and…

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