As life expectancy in Britain continues to rise, Propertymark highlights the need for a greater supply of affordable homes for the ageing population.
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released £57.8 million to councils in order to develop quality housing.
Many councils in the capital have issued Article 4 Directions (A4Ds) to prevent commercial buildings being re-developed into residential units.
Private Residential Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) Cladding Remediation Fund provided by the Department of Finance, on behalf of the executive, now available for Residential buildings over 18 metres of height.
Clauses which see ground rents doubling in price every ten or fifteen years are to be removed from contracts supplied by Countryside Properties (Countryside).
There is equally high demand for new housing between homes for private ownership, within the PRS and social housing with not enough homes available to fulfil the growth in demand.
A new package launched in England today, 11 August, with the aim of delivering 1,500 New Homes by 2023 has officially opened for bids to housebuilders.
Permitted development rights (PDR) may have catastrophic consequences on communities as the UK Government pushes ahead with its pledge to create 300,000 new homes.
The strategy aims to improve the everyday lives of disabled people by ensuring that barriers across society are tackled – including housing.
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.
The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July and due to enter the Committee Stage on 9 September 2021, is to be supported by an independent and industry-led not-for-profit organisation, the Building Safety Alliance.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced in February 2021 a charge on developers seeking permission to construct certain high-rise buildings.
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has produced a new code compliance starter kit for agents and home builders, in partnership with Propertymark which is now available to download.
Arguably the most controversial aspect drawn from the second reading of the Bill remains the question of who should pay for measures to remediate the failings made by the building industry in the past.
The UK Government has said that they see no reason why an EWS1 form, or equivalent, should be requested on buildings below 18 metres following recommendations from a small group of experts on fire safety set up to look at the issue.
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.