Michael Gove backs green field development provided new homes are things of "beauty", in a wide-ranging speech to a right wing think tank.
Two of Britain’s biggest house builders have announced that their sales are being boosted by the Help to Buy scheme – which allows buyers with 5% deposits access to shared equity mortgages on new homes worth up to £600,000.
The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets climbed again during the early part of the year with fewer and fewer businesses looking to open new premises, says the latest RICS UK Commercial Market Survey.
Nearly 40% of tenants who are trying to escape being part of today’s ‘Generation Rent’ could become home-buyers when the 95% Help to Buy scheme is implemented in January.
Demand for property has reached a three-year high as government schemes to boost the market began to take effect, surveyors reported today.
Housebuilder Barratt Developments reports improving sales and says market conditions are "the most positive we have seen for five years".