Five leading letting agents risk breaking discrimination law

 

Five of England’s leading letting agents actively discriminate against tenants on housing benefit, according to a new report by Shelter and…

Right to buy costing councils a staggering £300 million per year

 

 

Total right to buy discounts have climbed to £1 billion a year – leading to a net loss of some £300 million, according to recent…

Council housing boost as lending cap lifted

 

Theresa May has announced that local councils will be able to borrow more money to fund housebuilding developments, in order to meet affordable…

Government must stamp out outdated housing taxes to help young people buy

 

A housing tax overhaul including ending stamp duty on certain properties could rebalance the UK housing market and reignite activity across…

INFOGRAPHIC: Why housing associations matter

 

Housing associations provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people. This infographic explores the importance of housing…

More than 150,000 homes for social rent lost in just five years

 

More than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just five years, according to analysis from the…

More than 420,000 people get on the housing ladder with Help to Buy

 

More than 1.2 million people have opened Help to Buy ISA accounts so far. The average Help to Buy bonus claim reaches £800, a new record.…

Housing crisis – is modular offsite the solution?

 

Modular off-site construction methods hold potential to solve the UK’s crippling housing shortage, according to the Institution of Mechanical…

How Brexit affects housebuilding

 

With Brexit yet again hitting the news, how will the delivery of much needed social housing be affected? Joe Bradbury of Housing Association…

Stronger powers granted to councils to tackle empty homes

 

Councils across England will have powers to charge even greater Council Tax premiums on homes left empty for many years following an amendment…

Action to address recent fire door issues

 

Fire doors from 5 suppliers have now been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standard following an on-going…

No sign of Brexit nerves in construction

 

Construction SMEs enjoyed rising workloads in the second quarter of 2018, despite continuing concerns over skills shortages and increasing…