UK Housing Market shows little change

The decline we have been seeing in new buyers purchasing homes showed signs of slowing down and stabilising in May. Coinciding with the decision to extend the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which should now happen in October, the current housing market is showing...

Home Ownership is rising, but Private Renting needs work

The recently released English Housing Survey statistics show a welcome increase in home ownership from 2017 into 2018. It is also reported that private rentals are increasing but lagging behind in the quality and standards available. There has been a 5% increase in...

Global Fire Safety

RICS has recently combined with over 30 worldwide organisations to try to develop industry standards and global fire safety in buildings. The International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was launched in Geneva this week. The IFSS Coalition This new coalition...

What Caused the Housing Crisis?

The housing surplus in the UK has, over the last 40 years, now become a shortage. How has this happened? How have we entered into a housing crisis and how can we respond? For the last four decades there has been an under-supply in our UK housing marking, resulting in...

Are House Prices Dipping?

National house prices dipped slightly in April this year, with both London and the South East showing a continuing fall according to the RICS Residential Market Survey in April 2018. The Survey shows that both new buyer enquiries and agreed sales stabilised following...