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How can the UK's living sectors ease the housing crisis?

Season 8, Ep. 2

From student bed shortages to net zero dilemmas in property redevelopment, this episode provides a snapshot of the UK’s housing landscape. The living sectors alone can’t fix Britain’s housing crisis, but momentum is building. The country needs more decent and well managed private-rented housing, as well as more options for students and seniors.

Investors have taken note: total volumes into UK BTR, student and senior living hit nearly £10bn last year, below the record £15bn in 2022 – but well above pre-Covid levels.

Anna is joined by Lizzie Breckner, Katie O'Neill and Sam Heffron.

They discuss how quickly BTR could scale up to deliver more of Britain’s housing supply, why students are facing an ‘existential crisis’ when it comes to property options, and what would convince older generations to downsize from family-sized homes.

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