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Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
14 Sep 2017
There is an increasingly mixed picture across the UK housing market, according to the August 2017, UK Residential Market Survey. Although the headline level shows a return to growth, sentiment is less positive in prime central London and to a lesser extent the wider South East, alongside the North and East Anglia.
19 Jun 2017
Boost productivity using modern methods of construction, end Right to Buy, and a need for a long-term housing strategy were the key points raised at the recent Residential Question Time Debate in London which included a panel of esteemed residential professionals.
01 Mar 2015
"When I was asked to be a part of regenerating Sheffield, they simply said: Do for Sheffield what you did for Manchester but without the bomb."
Geoff White, 10 Mar 2015
Put six property institutions together with two MPs, one would-be MP, a successful developer and an academic RICS member and you’ve got the recipe for an interesting discussion.
20 Feb 2015
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest purchase we will ever make – so it pays to get it right. Here we take you through the checklist of how smart people buy property.
Jan Ambrose, 10 Jul 2017
Couldn't make our recent Residential Property Conference? Don't miss out, see what key players in the industry had to say about new trends, new processes and new technologies coming your way.
Abdul Choudhury, 09 May 2016
Working with our members and fully embracing our public interest mandate, we've developed our ‘Vision for London’ to advise the next Mayor on the issues affecting London's built environment.
28 Apr 2015
While Labour's proposal to abolish stamp duty for many first-time buyers could help some first-time buyers in the market, it’s another measure that tinkers with demand-side stimulus.
02 Jun 2017
Ahead of her session at the RICS Residential Property Conference, London, on 5 July, Senior Development Director at Greystar Michela Hancock describes how improving the rental market with institutional investment in the build-to-rent sector could help to alleviate the problem of housing supply and improve tenant satisfaction.
Gary Strong FRICS, 05 Nov 2014
Martin Russell-Croucher and Tony Mulhall from the Professional Groups department at RICS visited Dushanbe in Tajikistan in October on behalf of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID).
David Morgan, 30 May 2017
The Welsh Conservative manifesto contrasts with the 2016 assembly document, which focused directly on specific projects and issues and far less on the constitution; this is probably a reflection of the vastly changed landscape after the EU Referendum. Notably, the manifesto demands significant Welsh Assembly and Welsh Government input on Brexit.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto is in surprising contrast to other parties, particularly Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives, and focuses heavily on both Brexit and "bread and butter" issues.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
10 Aug 2017
Record low stock numbers, political uncertainty and the aftermath of tax changes are obstacles hindering the UK housing market, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, with price growth and sales activity subdued during the month of July.
08 Jun 2017
Enquiries from new buyers, new instructions from those wanting to sell, and agreed sales in the housing market, have once more declined in May, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. In addition, price growth also lost momentum and is predicted to slow further over the next three months.
13 Jul 2017
House price inflation dropped further in June, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. At the same time there's little encouragement for sales activity with agreed sales declining alongside new buyer enquiries and new instructions.
Jeffrey Matsu, 23 Nov 2016
Given the significant downgrades to consensus forecasts since the referendum to exit the EU, it was almost a foregone conclusion that the OBR would follow suit and present the new Chancellor with a materially weaker set of economic projections.
14 Oct 2015
Housing and infrastructure was top of the agenda at last week’s Conservative Conference, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying “there’s one big piece of unfinished business in our economy: housing reforms".
Claudia Conway, 01 Mar 2017
The Green Belt. Some say that we must protect it at all costs and others say it is an unnecessary and outdated constraint; whatever your view, it is an emotive topic, especially in the context of development. However, in a time when London is crying out for new, affordable homes, one question begs debate: why do we need a Green Belt?
Lewis Johnston, 15 May 2017
With the country heading to the polls on 8 June for the second time in two years, the political parties are in the midst of campaigning for what has already been dubbed “the Brexit election”.
Geoff White, 08 May 2017
The election of the country’s first ‘metro mayors’ is welcomed by RICS as an exciting opportunity to boost the delivery of new homes, new jobs and better livings standards in those regions.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 May 2017
The private rented sector is often overlooked during debates on the housing market, but we shouldn’t underestimate the important role that renting plays in the Northern Ireland economy and society.
Lewis Johnston, 24 Sep 2015
Our party conference season got off to a strong start this week with a Residential Policy Reception at the Liberal Democrat Conference. Accompanied by John Pugh MP and Philip Beattie from Savills, our Head of Policy Jeremy Blackburn launched the Residential Policy Paper to resounding praise from the 50-strong audience.
24 Sep 2015
RICS is calling on Government to expand the nation’s housing supply across all sectors – from owner occupied, social housing and private rented sectors – through their new Residential Policy Paper.
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