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Viewpoint: State of the Market, May 2024

An overview of the latest key property market updates and insights for small and medium-sized property developers.   Key takeaways at a glance: House prices continue to hold steady. Construction activity increases, but housebuilding drops. Interest rates stay frozen at 5.25%. Which? calls for major EPC overhaul. Interest rate cut tops UK housebuilders’ wish list.   Key takeaway 1: House prices continue to hold steady  ...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 19th June 2022

The month of June has started to see signs that the housing market boom is fading. The issue of rising prices for both fuel and everyday items persists, which is dampening the outlook for many businesses. In response to the latest commentary, Crow...

The Rising Cost of Materials

As every developer is aware, the cost of building materials has risen at an extraordinary rate in the last year and continues to rise. According to official data from data.gov.uk, the price of construction materials rose in 11 of the 12 mo...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 22nd May 2022

The frenzied activity of the housing market means that affordability is a growing concern among house buyers. As the Russia-Ukraine conflict progresses and inflation continues to be a key threat to households, CrowdProperty reviews the latest mark...

The Focus on ESG - Governance

In our latest ESG instalment, we will focus on the topic of Governance. Of equal importance but often underestimated, matters of governance are a key component in how businesses address their ESG approach. The import any business gives to ...

The Rise of the Build to Rent Sector

Build to Rent (BTR) developments are exactly as they sound: purpose-built residential units designed to be rented out rather than sold. In most cases, these schemes usually offer longer tenancy terms and are managed by the owner or operato...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 17th April 2022

Now two years on from the start of the pandemic, the UK is facing new uncertainties around the war in Ukraine impacting energy prices and the rate of inflation. Looking at the latest reports for April, CrowdProperty reports on what this will mean ...

Levelling Up

In February, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove announced The Government’s new Levelling Up White Paper. The overarching aim of this document is simple - to transform the planning ...

The Focus on ESG - Social

Following on from an initial review of ESG with specific reference to environmental matters, in this article, CrowdProperty looks more closely at its often overlooked ‘Social’ sibling - unpackaging what it means and its importance generally, whils...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 20th March 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has abruptly transformed the world. The response to this human tragedy has seen global sanctions imposed on Russia and repercussions of this have directly impacted UK energy markets. Given this, CrowdProperty takes a l...

The Kalifa Review - One Year On

In February 2021, Ron Kalifa former CEO of Worldpay, published his review of UK FinTech which highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing the UK. The aim of the review was to recommend to government, enterprises and regulatory auth...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 20th February 2022

As of February, the UK appears to have handled the Omicron outbreak that was seen over the Christmas period. Following this, Boris Johnson has lifted Plan B measures for England and consumer output has risen. In response, CrowdProperty looks at th...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 16th January 2022

Now that the Christmas period has come to an end, the UK is experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 infections. Boris Johnson’s statement to impose no further restrictions has placed many questions on how 2022 is going to pan out. In this latest r...

In Short... 2021 Review & Outlook for 2022

Associate Property Director Tom Short shares his thoughts on the property market over the past couple of years and expected trends for the year ahead.

Sitting down to write this, the purported Chinese curse “may you live in interest...

Viewpoint: State of the Market, 12th December 2021

The key headlines:

Economy is set to face a few headwinds going into 2022. The ‘race for space’ frenzy of 2021 could be wearing off going into 2022. Supply shortages will continue to be an issue in 2022.

Over the course of 2021, ...

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