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...

Why are there so many Empty Homes in the UK?

In the news lately, the focus has moved away from the headlines of a current housing deficit, and shifted the focus on to the increase in vacant homes. The shocking statistics have been highlighted and the reasons why more is not being done to make vacant dwellings an...

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...

Millennial Housing

Recent studies are indicating that the ‘Millennial’ generation are going to have an enormous impact on the UK housing market. There are recent figures which predict as high as one-third of Millennials will still be renting by the time they retire. The...