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London and Quadrant, the largest housing authority in the UK, has selected SmartShare as their outsourcing partner for their social housing portfolio.
A2Dominion, one of the largest housing authorities in the UK, is outsourcing all of their property portfolio to SmartShare Group, the leading provider of consulting, IT and outsourcing solutions to Local Authorities.
According to recent NHBC statistics, July saw a dip in registrations (from 14,565 in June to 11,310 in July); however nearly 6,000 more new homes were registered with NHBC in May - July 2011, compared with the same period last year (from 30,771 to 36,716).
Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of NHBC, said: "We have seen growth in registration numbers; however, given the reduction in central Government funding for social housing, we will need to see an upturn in private demand if the increase in volumes is to continue over the next few years.
"In order for the UK to build the higher volumes identified by consecutive governments as required to meet population and household formation, difficult issues such as greater mortgage availablility and consumer confidence during current economic volatility will need to be addressed."
NHBC statistics for the rolling quarter May - July 2011 also show that:
If you are looking to rent an affordable home or looking to buy a shared ownership home, in a new exciting urban village, near London’s West End then look no further.
With the choice of one, two and three bedrooms, every apartment will enjoy a high quality specification comprising of fully fitted kitchens, bathrooms suites with balcony or terrace across the surrounding park and lake area.
Kidbrooke is an urban village with superb facilities including shops, bars and access to the mainline rail and bus stops only a short distance away.
The apartments will be available in two phases through the Southern Housing housing association intermediate rent scheme, a government funded initiative to help people save towards owning their own home. The rent is discounted by 20% compared to the rent you would expect to pay on a similar property rented privately.
Affordable home hunters thinking of buying a new property should consider acting quickly for two reasons.
Firstly the average price in May has risen to £228,041, the highest level since October 2008. This is good news from a property investment perspective however caution is noted as Springtime is predominately a busy period coupled with the continued low base rate.
Secondly, demand continues to be very high for new properties and affordable home buyers may wish to snap up the homes available now. With only 34,000 new home planing permissions granted in Q1 2011 the lack of supply will continue to outweigh demand.
Increasing the volume of new affordable homes must be a top priority for many local authorities and strive to meet the market demand by first time buyers and affordable homes prospectives.
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