Citizens’ Rights after a No Deal Brexit

Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex* Having resisted unilateral guarantees for EU27 citizens in the UK for over two years, and having promised to protect EU27 citizens unilaterally after all back in September, the UK government finally produced a paper today on what happens to EU27 citizens in the UK – and UK citizens in the EU27 – in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome. The Commission’s recent communication on a ‘no deal’ Brexit included its view on the same issue from the EU side. With the vote…

Ilke Homes announce launch of new modular factory

British modular housebuilder, ilke Homes, has officially opened the doors to its first modular housing factory in Knaresborough, Yorkshire. The homebuilder aims to build 2,000 new homes a year within the next 24 months, and plans are already in place to scale up the operations to produce 5,000 homes per year in the next five years. The state-of-the-art factory uses innovative, modern methods of construction to build eight modular homes every day and specialises in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques. The high-quality, energy-efficient…

BTL income hits £7bn in the capital

According to new data released by estate agent, ludlowthompson, private landlords living in the capital saw £7bn in total revenue from their residential property investments during 2017/18 – equating to a fifth (20%) of the total for landlords based in the UK. The data and analysis found that landlords living in London saw a 6.4% growth in income from their property in the last year. This figure is up from £6.6 billion in the last year. ludlowthompson explains that while it is likely…

A difficult year in housing: Propertymark looks back at 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. According to NAEA Propertymark, over the course of 2018, demand was lower than last year with an average of 324 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 366 on average throughout 2017. Looking back over the last 10 years, it’s up by 31 per cent, from 222 per branch in 2008. The number of properties available to buy hasn’t changed drastically year-on-year, with…

Real Estate and Social Responsibility

The recent Great Recession highlighted the interdependency of the US social structure to the real estate industry. As the real estate market froze to a standing halt, so did the whole US economy. Government officials and regulators should have expected such results as real estate employed more Americans than any other sector. Prior to the Great Recession, 60% of US assets were tied with it. This occurred due the free market philosophy entrenched within the US economic foundations. The properties are mortgaged to pay for sales or to enable owners…

Is the government’s HMO legislation failing?

New figures obtained by Simple Landlords Insurance appear to show that government plans to protect tenants from poor living conditions through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing look set to fall way short of their ambition. According to the data, the majority of local authorities don’t know how many unlicensed HMOs are in their area – let alone where they are – leaving them ill-equipped to seek those who break the rules or take advantage of new enforcement powers. The findings reveal that…

What have been the key trends in the London sales and lettings market this year?

One of the capital’s largest estate and letting agents, Chestertons, looks back and reports on what happened in London’s sales and letting market during the last 12 months. According to Guy Gittins, Managing Director, London has seen a couple of predominate trends this year: “At the beginning of the year there were fewer sales and a reduction in activity due to buyer’s being dampened by Brexit uncertainty and tax changes affecting second properties and buy-to-let landlords. The capital has suffered more than…

Hinckley & Rugby announce launch of BTL products for limited companies

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced that it has launched BTL mortgages for limited companies. According to the Society, it has created two bespoke products for 3mc mortgage intermediaries – a two-year discount and a two-year fix. Both are designed for properties held within special purpose vehicle (SPV) limited companies with up to four shareholders. The mortgages’ maximum LTV is 70 per cent and the ICR (Interest Coverage Ratio) affordability assessment for subject property is 125 per cent at 5.5 per cent.…

Activity – assignmenthelpexperts – UK Business Circle

As per experts of management assignment help The balance scorecard is a strategic performance management method that helps to monitor performance and manage the execution of strategy in the organization. It focuses on the measures of employee performance. It provides a list of measures that balance the organizations internal measures with results and achievements. This model starts with the set of objectives, goals and targets that to be achieved (Kaplan & Norton, 2000). After that, standards are used to measure the actual performance and progress of employees. Then, initiatives and…