The Big Brexit Distraction

Brexit has been a big distraction that has taken the focus off other pressing domestic issues. What needs to change?

Tackling the Housing Crisis

How do you solve a problem like the UK's housing crisis? Blackstock Consulting sat down with a host of industry experts to discuss exactly that....

Planet Property’s need to be green

A man dressed as a broccoli arrested on the streets of London and people glueing themselves to tube trains before getting a good shoeing in...

Later Living: teaching an old sector new tricks

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that we’re not getting any younger. By 2024, one in five of Brits will be 65 or over...

Primark: A Lesson for the High Street?

Primark’s founder Arthur Ryan died at the age of 83 this month, but his stores will long outlive him. This is in stark contrast to...

VAT on Homes Built to Rent

Yes tax is boring, but it’s important too, and despite what you may think it's extremely important for the Build to Rent sector. While we...

Paying for the long term BTR model

One of the biggest advantages yet biggest barriers of Build to Rent (BTR) is that developers and operators take the long-term view. They don’t build...

Why pension funds are looking at UK BTR, or multifamily, housing

Until recently pension funds had been unable to enter the Build to Rent (BTR) market. By their nature they look for secure, long-term returns and...

Designing operations into BTR design is crucial

It’s a sad fact that beautiful buildings are not always the best performing, especially when we are looking at Build to Rent (BTR). While design...

Professionalising renting: a source of rare cross party support

Build-to-rent has been one of those rare issues in real estate where there is a cross-party consensus of support. On the one hand BTR it...

The local authority potential for Build to Rent

We should not be ashamed of the fact Britain is reliant on private finance to deliver new infrastructure. And there’s no reason why we should...

Labour Land and Housing paper: For the Many?

Planning juries may be a stupid idea, but updating council tax, resourcing councils better and stabilising land costs are things everyone has been demanding for years.