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27 Sep 2021
Propertymark urges Committee to tackle four key housing issues

The Welsh Parliament’s Local Government and Housing Committee recently invited views on what the priorities of the committee should be during the Sixth Senedd with emphasis on priority areas to be addressed.

23 Sep 2021
Change of use rights blocked by multiple London councils

Many councils in the capital have issued Article 4 Directions (A4Ds) to prevent commercial buildings being re-developed into residential units.

30 Jul 2021
UK Government announces National Disability Strategy

The strategy aims to improve the everyday lives of disabled people by ensuring that barriers across society are tackled – including housing.

29 Jul 2021
Propertymark joins action groups formed to challenge UK Housing Crisis

The Future of Homes report published by Nationwide Building Society has shone a light on four distinct areas to help promote affordability, accessibility, and sustainability of UK homes.

20 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Department for Communities Housing Supply Strategy

The Department for Communities has issued a Call for Evidence on its Housing Supply Strategy, which sets out its intentions to increase the amount of housing across all tenures so that every household can access a good quality, affordable and sustainable home.

14 May 2021
Commonhold Council launched

An advisory panel of leasehold and industry groups has been launched to inform the UK Government on the future of commonhold homeownership, with the aim of giving people greater control over the costs of homeownership.

13 May 2021
Leasehold Reform Bill published

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill has been published today, and when implemented aims to help tackle inconsistency and ambiguity of ground rents for future leaseholders.

08 Apr 2021
Rent controls are not the answer

On 6 April, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced his manifesto ahead of the local elections in May 2021 with some key policy announcements that impact the housing sector, including proposals to introduce rent controls in the private rented sector.

23 Mar 2021
Powers given to Councils to build much needed housing

All Councils across England will be given more freedom by the UK Government on how they spend the money from homes sold through Right to Buy to help build the homes needed in their communities.

08 Sep 2020
Housing Secretary unveils £12 billion boost for affordable homes

Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, announced today, 8 September, new investment in housing to ‘help the country build back better’, including a new Shared Ownership scheme and homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable.

19 Dec 2019
Government plans housing reforms to make home buying fairer and more affordable

The Government’s housing proposals as outlined in the Queen's speech provide the means for the government to 'support people to realise the dream of homeownership', including measures to discount homes for first-time buyers, create a New Homes Ombudsman, reform the leasehold system, remodel shared ownership, and increase building safety.

08 Aug 2019
Agent fees take a back seat as availability and quality concern consumers

An annual HomeOwners’ Alliance consumer survey on housing concerns suggests that estate agent fees place low on the list behind house prices, housing availability and mortgage availability.

04 Feb 2019
Government announce funding for affordable homes

James Brokenshire has announced a funding boost for housing associations to build more affordable homes, including properties for social rent.