Government action to end letting fees

 

A new government bill to ban letting fees across England is set to save tenants millions of pounds and make the market fairer and more…

Baby boomers hit by ‘shattering impact’ of housing crisis

 

Half a million baby boomers hit by unaffordable rents and lack of suitable housing, as housing benefit bill for pensioners set to double.…

Latest figures illustrate desperate need for new genuinely affordable homes

 

Terrie Alafat, chief executive of CIH, says new figures from the Office for National Statistics demonstrate the desperate need for new…

MPs debate new legislation to bring long-term empty homes back into use

 

Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use have been debated this week in Parliament.…

Barratt Developments agree to pay fire safety costs

 

Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, last night welcomed the decision from house builders Barratt Developments to pay for fire safety related costs…

Phase 3 of investment in Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

 

Today will see the third instalment of funding into the Green deal. With the previous two phases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund already…

Deal To Develop First Dementia Centres of Excellence Agreed

 

Proposals to create the first state of the art Dementia Centres of Excellence in Staffordshire reached a major milestone today (Thursday) as…

Ensuring the safety of tenants

 

Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.

Landlords will be…

Oh yes they will! Oh no they won’t! The political housing pantomime

 

200,000 homes will be made available to first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win the election – according to David Cameron of…