Don’t forget family-sized homes

A third of children in social housing and a quarter of children in private-rented accommodation live in overcrowded conditions. The London Assembly is concerned that without enough three and four-bedroom family-sized homes, the problem of overcrowding will get worse in... View Article
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Turning the threat of the invisible enemy into an opportunity

With the amount of supported housing in private hands increasing, Andrew Scott of Gauntlet Group reiterates the significance of checking and balancing for legionella According to the HCA Statistical Data Return, between 2015 and 2016 we witnessed the largest increase... View Article

ilke Homes CEO comments on Housing Implementation Taskforce meeting

Bjorn Conway, CEO, ilke Homes: “ilke Homes welcomes the news that the government’s Housing Implementation Taskforce met at Downing Street today. Homes England’s role is reinforced and there seems to be strengthening cross-Government commitment to dealing with the issues demonstrated by the... View Article

CIEH Praises Government Support for Karen Buck Housing Bill

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has strongly welcomed the announcement over the weekend that the Government will now be supporting Karen Buck MP’s Private Members Bill on housing and landlords. The Labour MP’s bill seeks to update the... View Article
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Outlook for UK Build to Rent in 2018

2018 is going to be an important year for the UK’s Build to Rent (BtR) sector. As the industry flows into the next stage of its evolution, we’re going to start to see clear winners and losers emerge in the... View Article

JMW warns of housing crisis ‘perfect storm’ in 2018

As the UK’s population is set to exceed the 70 million mark and house prices continue to rise alongside interest rates, solicitors at JMW warn a property crisis will result in more multi-generational households in 2018 than ever before. The... View Article

Purfleet’s £1 billion regeneration advances

Today it has been announced that Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (“PCRL”) have, following extensive consultation and with the support of the local community in Purfleet, submitted an application for outline planning permission for their £1 billion regeneration scheme for Purfleet... View Article

Hackitt Review to reform Building Regs backed by FMB

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:... View Article

Shelter comment: Grenfell six months on

Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter, said: “Six months on from the horror of Grenfell and there is still much to be done to aid the survivors and to ensure that nothing like it can ever happen again. “We have seen... View Article
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Fighting fuel poverty from the ground-up

Sébastien Reed investigates alternatives to resolving the problem of replacing inefficient and ineffective heating systems in an age of rising energy costs With British Gas announcing a 12.5 per cent increase in their electricity prices due to affect more than... View Article

The London Plan – BLP Insurance responds to housing proposals

Following today’s publication of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance, comments on the key developments which could mark a real step change in addressing London’s housing crisis: “The scope and level of support... View Article