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The built environment: The effects of office conversions in the Netherlands

Sophie Hoogendijk and Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences – Utrecht University, describe the effects of office conversions in the Netherlands, commencing with commentary on vacant offices in this analysis of the built environment.
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Housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety

Mark Holdsworth, Director at Civica argues here that housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety.
britain’s mid-sized cities

2020: Coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities

Cllr John Merry CBE, Chair of Key Cities and Deputy City Mayor of Salford, argues that 2020 will be a coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities.
neighbourhood relocation,

Are young people satisfied after forced neighbourhood relocation?

Dr. Kirsten Visser at Utrecht University explores the impact on young people and neighbourhood satisfaction after they are forced to relocate.
smart homes

Smart homes: Are they worth it and who is investing?

In light of recent research revealing that Brits favour smart technology that reduces tedious task such as cleaning the toilet and cleaning the oven, this article explores if smart homes are worth it.
immediate tax relief

Government gives immediate tax relief to those affected by flood damage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will receive immediate tax relief.

Housing sector must act now following Phase One Grenfell report

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s Phase One report, published on 30th October 2019, begins to recommend changes to many aspects for housing providers, following the Grenfell disaster.
London properties

£10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are unoccupied

Research by HomeProtect has revealed that £10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are sitting unoccupied.
revolutionising architecture

Ever-changing technological capabilities are revolutionising architecture

In this article, Richard Hyams, Director at Astudio, discusses how technology is revolutionising architecture and the design process.
the housing market

The housing market: Social interaction in mixed building blocks – finding the ‘magic mix’

Gideon Bolt & Rutger Pierik from Utrecht University share their expert thoughts on social interaction in mixed building blocks when it comes to finding the ‘magic mix’ in the academic literature concerning the housing market.
Britain’s town and city centres

Places with purpose: Reinvigorating Britain’s town and city centres

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities Group explains how Britain’s town and city centres face significant challenges in redefining their purpose for local residents, visitors and businesses.
social housing

How is AI key to unlocking a new deal for social housing?

As the Government presses ahead with an agenda to empower tenants, Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO of Content Guru, argues that AI is crucial to transforming social housing providers’ engagement with their customers.
property ladder

New shared ownership reforms to help more people get on the property ladder

A package of new shared ownership measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the property ladder has been unveiled by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today.
investment for UK housing

Chancellor announces £600 million investment for UK housing

Up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas will be delivered through over £600 million of new investment for housing in England, the Chancellor announced.
LPG, affordable housing

Could affordable housing be aided by LPG?

Positive initiatives and efficient processes are needed to help the sector deliver the number of homes that Brits can pay for. This article explores how LPG is assisting in the provision of affordable housing for UK buyers.
boris johnson's tax reforms

What could PM Boris Johnson’s tax reforms mean for you?

Paresh Raja, CEO, Market Financial Solutions, highlights Prime Minister Boris Johnson's tax reforms and reviews what impact they could have for investors and taxpayers.
millennials

Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
inheriting a property

What is the process of inheriting a property?

Here, The Property Buying Company offer expert advice on the process of inheriting a property, providing all of the information that you need to know.
Extra Care Housing

Extra Care Housing: Providing care and support for independent living

HousingLin, Mears and the LGC recently discussed a report looking at the benefits of the extra care model - Extra Care Housing is housing designed to provide the varying levels of care and support people may need in later life whilst also allowing for independent living.
electric car chargepoints, new-build homes

New-build homes to be fitted with electric car chargepoints

All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car chargepoint, the government has outlined in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England.

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