There’s no denying that Brexit has been a divisive issue since the referendum vote of June 2016. And while we don’t formally leave the EU until March 2019, there have been various effects on the economy and, of course, property.
While the initial burst of doom and gloom predictions surrounding the economy didn’t come to fruition, there has been a surge of interest in property around the UK which has boosted regional areas. Continue reading
Last week the Prime Minister announced a major overhaul to the planning framework in the UK, in a bid to deliver the number of homes we need.
The reforms focus on maximising land use, strengthening protection for Green Belt land and putting more emphasis on turning planning permissions into actual homes. Continue reading
It was inevitable that some uncertainty would arise due to the Brexit vote in 2016. And while this once looked like it would threaten to overshadow the property market in the UK, experts are beginning to agree that momentum will pick up when we finally leave the EU in 2019. Continue reading
Just over 12 months ago, prime minister Theresa May announced a White Paper laying out what the government planned to do to “fix our broken housing market”.
In this blog, I’m looking at what’s changed, what’s been achieved and what’s to come. Continue reading
Fortitudo Property has generated in excess of £5 MIllion as part of the Community Infrastructure Levy in Poole (CIL). And part of this goes towards the CIL Neighbourhood Portion fund that is earmarked specifically for local infrastructure projects to improve facilities including local open spaces and plan, transport, health, education and more. Continue reading
At Fortitudo Property we’re focused on helping to shape and build communities through our developments and industry expertise. Helping buyers to enjoy fairer treatment and get the best value for their money is part of our remit. Continue reading
It’s not surprising that, in a world that is changing fast, many business sectors are having to fundamentally change the way they work. And the property sector is no different. Continue reading
Showing yet again that the property market is withstanding the economic uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations, the student housing market in particular is booming.
JLL (corporate investment property experts) predict that the student housing market will account for £1 in every single £10 invested in commercial property by the end of the year. Continue reading
A new report from the Adam Smith Institute lays out compelling reasons for the abolishment of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the UK.
There are arguments to support the idea that stamp duty on the sale of property is jamming the housing market, forcing people to stay in houses that are too large for them, and preventing people from moving areas to access the jobs they need. The report states that stamp duty is the most damaging tax in the UK, and that the Chancellor should have scrapping it at the top of the agenda in the run up to November’s budget. Continue reading