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Despite the recession and wider eurozone crisis, research shows that investor appetite for residential property investments in the UK, particularly in London, continues to grow. Attractive property prices and rising rental values has boosted landlords' confidence in the buy-to-let sector, with almost half of landlords (48%) recently polled by industry service provider LSL Property Services believing that now is a good time to invest in property.
Marc Da Silva talks to Richard Werth of Banner Homes Group PL
Name and business title: Richard Werth, chief executive, Banner Homes Group PLC.
Where is your firm developing new homes? Banner develops luxury new homes of traditional quality throughout central and southern England.
Name and business title: Brian De'ath, sales director, Mount Anvil.
Marc Da Silva speaks to Trevor Abrahmsohn, founder of north London based Glentree International, who was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards.
Name and business title: John Cosgrave, managing director, Arley Homes.
Despite the fragile state of the economy and the sluggish nature of the UK housing market, the residential property market in London continues to look highly attractive from an investment perspective.
Having been involved with the What House? Awards as a judge since 2007, I have been taken aback by some of the schemes that I have visited. During that time I have viewed some extraordinary broad ranging developments, featuring new homes designed for first time buyers, professionals, couples and families.
Name and business title: Magnus Andersson, President, Homes by Skanska.
New affordable homes in Cornwall
A planning application for the construction of 65 affordable homes on the outskirts of Redruth is expected to be submitted by Sanctuary Housing within the next few days. If approved, the developer will aim to complete the scheme by the end of 2014.