News & events
Jeff Maxted, BLP's Director of Technical Consultancy, writes for Inside Housing. "Build-to-rent can offer a viable solution to the housing crisis as long as building standards don’t slip", says Jeff Maxted. "The build-to-rent sector is growing rapidly, and shows little sign of letting up. With a recent study by the British Property Federation predicting population growth of around 9.7 million between 2014 and 2039, the demand for housing in the UK will only increase."
The HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance have carried out research which illustrates 85% of millennials struggle to save for a deposit for their first house. It is down to this that most of this generation have given up on the idea of becoming a homeowner. Because of this unfortunate reality, banks are looking for different solutions in order to get more first time buyers onto the housing ladder.
Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance, examines the impact of the recent General Election result and what it means for the construction industry. Having successfully snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, Theresa May’s government has now recommenced the business of Parliament on a “confidence and supply” basis with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Location: ExCel, London
11/10/2017 - 12/10/2017
"The Offsite Construction show brings together Professionals from Design, Construction and innovation from all over the construction Industry. Discover New Designs, Products and Materials. Meet professionals and suppliers from all over the Industry, attend Seminars and Masterclass sessions. All are free to attend. "You’ll see everything that’s new in Construction, from all of the biggest names in the industry! "100 exhibiting companies expected and over 100 product groups, with everything from Building Materials, Composite Panel Manufactures to Design & Consultancy, Engineering & construction consultants, Modular Construction, LSF Structures, Hybrid Products, Precast concrete and Timber Frame Manufactures."
Location: Bath & West Showground, Somerset
18/11/2017 - 19/11/2017
Karen Wilson, Business Development Executive, to attend The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Bath & South West Showground on 18-19 November 2017.
Over 250,000 non-homeowners appear to have given up on the dream of owning their own property in the past year alone, according to a new study. The 2017 Homeowners Survey, an annual study conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance into the concerns, views and issues affecting British homeowners and aspiring homeowners, found that for the first time in five years, there has been a drop in the number of non-homeowners who aspire to own.
Increasing numbers stay put due to property market concerns. New research from campaigning and advice body, HomeOwners Alliance and leading warranty provider, BLP Insurance, has shown that more than 1 million UK adults have shelved plans to purchase a new property because of the vote to leave the European Union. 15%, the equivalent of more than 7.5 million UK adults, put off plans to move this year. Of these, almost one in six (15%), equating to more than 1 million UK adults, say that the Brexit vote was behind their decision.
According to the annual Homeowner survey conducted by YouGov for HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, 6% of homeowners age fifty-five or older say they have moved in the two past years and a further 19% have considered moving but not done so – the equivalent of more than 2 million homeowners.