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We’ll deliver if developers don’t, said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as he launched the party’s election manifesto, pledging 300,000 new government-built homes a year, and measures to allow councils to build more social housing.


The Labour Party has vowed to fix the broken housing market if it wins the election, with a manifesto that offers rather more substance than the Conservative Government’s White Paper managed, but this in itself won’t be enough to earn Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Number 10.


The cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard as a newbuild home could be as much as £50,000, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has claimed.


A new campaign is urging private renters to make sure they are registered to vote in the coming General Election, warning that over three million potential votes could be lost if they don’t.


Low-income private renters are spiralling into debt as they borrow money to help them pay the rent, according to a study by Shelter.


Landlords pump over £15bn into the UK economy maintaining their property portfolios, but this spending is likely to fall as they cut costs to offset tax rises, new research claims.


Property developers think we’re likely to see an increase in the number of office buildings converted into homes over the next couple of years.


Members of the Unite union working on social housing repair and maintenance contracts in Manchester are to begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay and conditions.


Galliford Try Partnerships has submitted a detailed planning application to South Ribble Council to build a development in Penwortham, which will include Starter Homes.


The rate of annual house price growth has stalled, remaining unchanged year-on-year at 3.8%, and down slightly on a quarterly basis, according to the latest price index from Halifax.



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