More battering for homeowners whose properties were lashed by last nights gales. The housing market experienced its most severe downturn since the housing slump of the 1990s last month, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). More surveyors saw house prices fall in FebruaryRead More →

Figures published by the department for Communities and Local Government show there is enough brownfield land in England to accommodate more than one million homes. Of the land suitable for housing, just over half was currently in use, while the rest is vacant or derelict. The report added thatRead More →

Campaigners challenging the government’s plans to build up to 10 eco-towns around the country lost their High Court challenge yesterday. They had applied for a judicial review of the scheme arguing it was legally flawed because the public was not consulted about the location or ‘principle of eco-towns’. TheRead More →

Mortgage lending for 2015 fell 30 per cent to a six-year low according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The value of new mortgages fell steadily throughout the year, culminating in an 11 per cent drop from November 2015 to December. December 2015 was 47 per cent down onRead More →