Wrong size, wrong shape, wrong place: developers are building tiny inner-city flats when buyers want three-bed family houses. Meanwhile new apartments stand empty and are losing value. Susan Emmett reports
Britain needs new homes and developers are more than happy to oblige. But they are not building the homes we want. Families, couples, singletons and even first-time buyers want houses, yet developers continue to build inadequately sized flats at the most astonishing rate, as Bricks and Mortar can disclose.