Why Canada’s ban on foreign homebuyers is unlikely to affect housing affordability
A new act in Canada bans non-citizens, non-permanent residents and foreign commercial enterprises from buying Canadian residential properties; but there is no single policy that could address the affordability…
Policy Watch: Three big resi reforms to watch this year
2023 will see some major - and long-awaited - changes to the legislative landscape. Two lawyers look ahead to some key reforms that are likely to affect the residential property sector...
Upward Extension Tangles: On the pitfalls & opportunities of Permitted Development Rights
Roy Pinnock of Dentons explores the complex use and ramifications of permitted development rights at a property development in Newbury.
Tom Bill: ‘Taking the right mortgage at the right time could prove more fruitful than waiting for prices to bottom out’
Track the mortgage market not house price data to get the timing right in 2023, says KF's head of UK resi research.
Why are there so few homes to rent? Zoopla’s research chief explains…
'The UK's private rental market is going through a period of rationalisation and consolidation after more than a decade of very rapid growth up until 2016,' says Richard Donnell.
Philip Harvey: It is time for a grown-up conversation about decarbonising the UK’s housing stock
The British public is 'simply not engaged' with the necessity of cutting domestic carbon emissions, says top buying agent Philip Harvey - but there are opportunities for businesses and home-owners who…
Oona Collins: Seven business priorities for property leaders in 2023
From working on your personal brand to asking your team the right questions, the leadership coach behind some of the biggest names in property explains how to make 2023 a year to remember...
Tom Bill: The ‘great recalculation’ will have to wait until 2023
Rarely has the current state of the UK property market been such a poor guide for what happens next, says Knight Frank's research chief.
Five lessons the pandemic taught us about ending homelessness permanently
'The combination of the right political will and funding shows us that street homelessness can be all but eliminated very quickly'
What’s in store for prime property prices?
Rising mortgage rates and economic uncertainty are expected to put downward pressure on house prices and transactions over the next 12 months or so, but Savills is forecasting prices will increase over…
On a rare mixed-use SDLT success for the taxpayer
The buyer of a barn conversion with 39 acres has managed to pull-off a 'rare win' to pay the lower Stamp Duty rate for mixed-use properties, says Helen Coward of Charles Russell Speechlys.
Nicky Stevenson: ‘A very different year beckons’ in 2023
'Although the reputation of the UK suffered damage in the autumn, the stability afforded in recent weeks will do much to restore confidence,' says Fine & Country chief Nicky Stevenson, as she reflects…