05/07/2018
Bureaucracy, lack of cooperation and a dwindling SME builders market are the main blockades to reaching the government’s ambitious housing targets according to panellists at an event held by BLP Insurance and the British Property Federation on 3 July 2018. The seminar, chaired by Liz Peace, CBE and Chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal, and with panellists Gareth Blacker, General Manager Homes England, Rowland Thomas, Director Close Brothers Property Finance, Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy the British Property Federation and Kate Davies, CEO Notting Hill Genesis, sought to address how the Government intends to deliver on its target of 300,000 new homes per year.

13/06/2018
The UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, latest research has revealed. According to the Homeowners Survey 2018, polling over 2000 UK adults online, on behalf of HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, millions of UK adults are failing to realise their dream of homeownership or are stuck in houses that are unsuitable for their needs as a result of affordability issues and lack of properties.

11/06/2018
The UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, latest research has revealed. According to the Homeowners Survey 2018, polling over 2000 UK adults online, on behalf of HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, millions of UK adults are failing to realise their dream of homeownership or are stuck in houses that are unsuitable for their needs as a result of affordability issues and lack of properties.

03/06/2018
Politicians are setting great store in offsite manufactured housing delivering in both numbers and quality. Momentum is gathering pace but are factory-made homes really on the road to becoming mainstream? Denise Chevin reports.

31/05/2018
There has been a sharp spike in registrations of offsite manufactured construction products, with the number accredited by the industry's main assurance body almost doubling last year to 20. The BuildOffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) was jointly established five years ago by industry body BuildOffsite, BLP Insurance, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Lloyd’s Register, to provide more confidence and quality assurance for offsite products.

24/04/2018
BLP Insurance, the specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer, announces that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its precision engineered, modular, cross-laminated timber (CLT) homes.

10/04/2018
With the government announcing at the weekend plans to improve the home buying and selling process, the HomeOwners Alliance annual homeowner survey, sponsored by BLP Insurance and polled by YouGov, looks at whether homeowners and sellers agree with some of the government’s ideas on estate agent regulation.

09/04/2018
According to a new Homeowner Survey, a massive 82% of UK adults back government proposals requiring estate agents to be licensed. The 2018 Homeowner Survey, an annual study conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance and polled by YouGov, to examine the concerns, views, and issues affecting British homeowners and aspiring homeowners, found that the vast majority of respondents (82%) support the idea of a government-backed license requiring estate agents to pass standardised tests before being able to practice.

15/03/2018
The Thomas Miller Group, including all owned and managed businesses will comply with GDPR with effect from the 25th May 2018. At this point Thomas Miller will operate a group-wide personal data governance framework and operating model which will ensure the appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place, to be able to demonstrate that processing is performed in accordance with this regulation.

25/01/2018
Since July 2016 The City Centre has welcomed over 300 young people aged 14-19yrs to our Built Environment careers workshops, generously supported by BLP Insurance. The Learning programme is a joint initiative between New London Architecture and The City Centre. We run a series of workshops, walks and tours for schools and young people to introduce them to London’s Built Environment.