"Across the prime country market prices have, on average, softened over the last year but across the Midlands, North and Scotland prices continue to rise"
"Properties in the German residential investment market changed hands for around €8.8bn in the first half of the year, an increase of 19% compared with the corresponding period last year. Almost 45% of the volume was attributable to two company acquisitions.The average size of residential portfolios transacted fell by 15% over the last 12 months, which is likely a consequence of the low supply of large portfolios of existing property. For investors seeking to build larger portfolios, therefore, there is scarcely any alternative to acquiring several smaller portfolios. Against this background, development acquisitions are becoming increasingly important, accounting for 26% of the transaction volume."
"From mergers and tenure types to land and policy, housing sector personnel reveal the key challenges they face on housing delivery"
"From social rent to mergers and funding, here are the key points from our housing sector survey that will define future development and activity"
"Increasing demand from those with complex needs is putting pressure on the sector"
"Distinctions between tenure types and the funding that is allocated to them is making it difficult for the sector to provide affordable homes"
"The policy environment for delivering affordable new homes is improving, but access to land remains a big barrier"
"Time for a closer association between rents and affordability"