Rebuilding the property market from the ground up

Recovering from Covid-19 will require making it easier to build and easier to buy. Here’s what we’ll need to do

It is hard to predict how property will recover after the coronavirus crisis

The shape and size of the impact of Covid-19 on the property market remains to be determined by events over the next few weeks and months. What is clear, however, is that the demand and supply curve in the residential lettings market has been upended, particularly in high-demand urban areas, mainly due to the collapse of the tourist and Airbnb market.

The crisis coincided with the push by local authorities to staff up to implement ...