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An increasing number of British people see housing as a problem, with a rising number of non-homeowners giving up on ever buying a home, new research has revealed.
BLP Insurance has worked with Marsh Ireland to offer the MARSH BUILDPROTECT latent defects insurance product for the residential and mixed use development construction sector in the Republic of Ireland. The ten year policy will cover the cost of putting right insured properties in the event of structural defects arising after completion and is also underpinned by an independent technical appraisal aimed at minimising defects from the design stage.
It is not enough to simply build more houses; rather there should be a focus on creating quality homes. Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance explains. After weeks of delay, the government's housing White Paper was met with a mixed reception, with the overall market sentiment being one of disappointment. This White Paper was never going to be the silver bullet to remedy a dysfunctional market overnight.
Location: ExCel, London
11/10/2017 - 12/10/2017
BLP's Sam Ferneley (Business Development Executive - BLP Consult) will be attending the Offsite Construction Show on 11-12 October at London's ExCel Centre.
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.