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22 Oct 2021
Homes for the elderly could regenerate housing market

As life expectancy in Britain continues to rise, Propertymark highlights the need for a greater supply of affordable homes for the ageing population.

15 Oct 2021
Land release fund embraced by councils

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released £57.8 million to councils in order to develop quality housing.

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.

23 Sep 2021
£1 million ACM removal fund opens for applications

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.

15 Sep 2021
Leaseholders freed from expensive terms by developer

Clauses which see ground rents doubling in price every ten or fifteen years are to be removed from contracts supplied by Countryside Properties (Countryside).

13 Sep 2021
Meeting the UK’s housing demand

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.

11 Aug 2021
£150 million First Homes package bids now open

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.

11 Aug 2021
Change of use rights extension undermining community building efforts

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.

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.

29 Jul 2021
Building Safety Manager certification and registration scheme announced

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.

29 Jul 2021
UK Government opens consultation on proposed building safety levy

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.

26 Jul 2021
Consumer Code of Conduct for Home Builders

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.

23 Jul 2021
Building Safety Bill continues through Parliament

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.

22 Jul 2021
EWS1 forms not necessary for low rise buildings

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.

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.

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