PropCast: Build-to-Rent in the Regions

Build to Rent developers are moving to the regions to meet surge in housing demand Property developers are turning to regional cities to meet growing...

RESICast: Is 'home ownership at all costs' the best policy for Britain?

Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher is joined by Natalie Elphicke, chief executive of the Housing and Finance Initiative whose stated mission is boost the capacity and...

Letting fee ban must be first step to regulating estate agents

You can’t open a newspaper or catch a series of Dispatches or Panorama without there being some expose of dodgy estate agents and landlords. These...

High Rise: pitching NIMBYs versus “pigs at the trough” helps no one

The dysfunction, violence and moral decay vividly painted by J. G. Ballard’s acclaimed 1975 novel ‘High Rise’ were celebrated early this year in a cinematic...

Finding your voice: How developers can engage with the world around them

For many businesses, finding your voice with investors, consumers and regulators can be a challenge. For property companies and institutional investors who don’t traditionally see...

Housing crisis: Ownership at all costs is irresponsible

One of the biggest opportunities to build additional homes not mentioned by Resolution Foundation’s chief economist on Radio 4 this morning was build to rent...

Residential capacity: Tipping point or teetering over the edge?

With the housing and planning bill under debate in the House of Lords, the timing couldn’t have been better for the ULI to host the...

How do we solve housebuilding’s burning platform moment?

Our ‘Residential Delivery Capacity in the UK’ seminar this week had the strapline ‘the burning platform’. But a reminder came from Ken Dytor, one of...

Bank of England doesn’t really want to dampen buy-to-let lending

There’s nothing like drama in the buy-to-let world to excite headline writers in broadsheet land. Splashes in today’s Times and Telegraph warn that thousands of would-be landlords face being...

Sadiq shock horror: another housing manifesto from an opportunistic politician

Sadiq Khan’s housing manifesto is the political equivalent of a cover band: it hits all the right notes but with something sadly vapid about its...

What do L&G, the London Land Commission and Amazon have in common?

If hot air built homes, there’d be no housing crisis in Britain. And apart from the Battersea Power Station house of cards, there’s been no...

Build to rent: Funding Britain’s rental revolution report

A report looking into the emerging build to rent sector in Britain, which Blackstock authored in association with Addleshaw Goddard and the British Property Federation....