MAB comments on Land Registry House Price Index

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “Despite falling slightly since last month, house prices have continued to improve since 2013 as a result of improved confidence among consumers and lenders. Homeowners across the UK will... View Article

Builders fund excludes micro-builders, warns FMB

The government’s new £525 million Builders Finance Fund will improve access to finance for some small house builders but the minimum threshold of 15 units will exclude many small and micro-house builders, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian... View Article

Building recovery under threat, warns FMB

The economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising building costs and material shortages warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the results of the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for the first three... View Article

John Prescott cites Genie as a ‘brilliant’ idea.

The former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has called Gentoo’s Genie Home Purchase Plan a ‘brilliant idea’ that could ‘make a huge national impact’. Lord Prescott gave his backing to Genie in his latest Sunday Mirror column titled, ‘Government should... View Article

Spring is in the air, time for a security refresh

Spring is traditionally the season most home owners spend time and money giving their properties a deep clean and furniture overhaul. However, the more we invest in expensive interiors and home goods, the higher the risk of crime. Here, Dr... View Article

MAB comments on BBA mortgage lending data for March 2014

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “Activity remained strong during March despite many lenders engaging heavily in the final preparations for tomorrow’s Mortgage Market Review (MMR) deadline. Looking at the seasonally adjusted figures, purchase and... View Article

Greater Birmingham delegation reflects on positive MIPIM

This year’s MIPIM property exhibition has been hailed as “the most positive in years” by members of Greater Birmingham’s delegation, with an increased audience of investors taking notice of the momentum and ambition of the region’s large scale development projects.... View Article

Housing policy conference creates common ground

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) Policy Conference has once again proven itself to be the country’s premier opportunity for national politician’s to showcase their thoughts on how the housing industry should operate. Taking advantage of this unique access to senior... View Article

Government responds to the Housing Standards Review

Following a consultation exercise conducted by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) last year, which sought views on the results of a review of local housing standards, the government has announced that it will move all necessary local housing... View Article