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Pooling set to unlock more PRS investment | Property Week

Five local authority pension funds in the Midlands clubbed together at the end of last year to invest £100m in Hearthstone’s new private rented sector (PRS) fund . The decision to join forces was prompted by plans to merge the investments of the UK’s 91 local government pension funds into eight pools, which formally launch this April. “With the onset of pooling, Nottinghamshire began looking at opportunities to co-invest with other funds that form part of the LGPS Central pool in order to shar
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Javid's speech points to a change of focus | Property Week

Communities secretary Sajid Javid’s speech at last week’s Conservative Party conference was far less scathing of developers than the one he made just one year ago. Last October, Javid told “big developers” to “release their stranglehold on supply… [and] stop sitting on land banks and delaying build-out”. But last week, Javid made no mention of land-banking. Instead he placed the blame for the “broken housing market” on the shoulders of people who oppose development, and warned that his party ma
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Ruth Cadbury: To truly address this crisis, we must build more social housing | House magazine

It’s been more than a hundred years since Ruth Cadbury’s ancestors built Bournville, a model village to house the workers of their now famous chocolate factory just outside Birmingham. But the shadow housing minister is still hoping to harness their legacy to solve Britain’s housing crisis from Labour’s frontbench. “It’s part of what drives me,” she tells The House. “I suppose the Cadbury genes partly contribute to my passion for good-quality affordable housing, because it makes not just social
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BTR pipeline sees sharp growth in Q2 | Property Week

The findings, shared exclusively with Property Week, revealed that the number of homes being built or in planning increased from 54,547 to 67,725 – a 19.8% jump. Some 2,648 homes also completed during the quarter, representing more than 15% of the total number of BTR homes ever built. Data from Q1 published in April showed that the geographical spread of developments was widening, with the regions accounting for nearly two-thirds of BTR homes under construction. But in Q2, the gap between the r
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