An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”

By Victor Alarsa Who’s responsible for granting planning permissions? The planning system is designed to be applied by local authorities. There are three layers of authorities: Nationally (national plan) County councils (regional plan) Unitary authorities such as districts, boroughs or city councils, hereafter referred as to Local Planning Authority (LPA) LPA is ultimately responsible for … Continue reading An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”

The UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) perspectives and Build to Rent (B2R) opportunities

By Victor Alarsa The PRS is the fastest-growing sector in the UK properties market. It is England’s second-largest housing tenure after owner occupied, 62% against 20%, as shown below: Source: Alex Bate, Building the new private rented sector: issues and prospects (England), 2017 Since 2010 the private rented sector has provided more than one million … Continue reading The UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) perspectives and Build to Rent (B2R) opportunities