Headlines for Thursday 16th August 2018

Council takes ‘robust action’ over dilapidated listed home

Couple fined after breaching a Section 215 order to repair their C17th property

Estate agents ‘can’t wait around for the government’s plans for professionalisation’

Service levels won’t improve until all estate agents have access to training, argues Keller Williams UK boss Ben Taylor

Developers swarm over Clapham office-to-resi scheme

£18.5m development opp overlooking the Common attracts ‘450 interested parties’, demonstrating keen appetite for consented schemes in the capital

GLA names its new London Development Panel for public land

Public bodies can use the 29 property firms ‘to accelerate housing delivery on sites that they own’; it’s anticipated that the panel will deliver £20bn-worth of development projects over the next four years

Cain International pumps £400m into Fortwell Capital  

Investment giant acquires majority stake in real estate lender to fund ambitious expansion strategy; deal marks one of the biggest cash injections into a UK alternative real estate finance firm, fund or platform so far this year

London’s super-prime buyers make their move as prices re-base

Bumper June sees £470m worth of £10m+ deals recorded, revised up from £407m and now the highest figure since December 2014 by a distance…

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