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New shared ownership reforms to help more people get on the property ladder

A package of new shared ownership measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the property ladder has been unveiled by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today.
investment for UK housing

Chancellor announces £600 million investment for UK housing

Up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas will be delivered through over £600 million of new investment for housing in England, the Chancellor announced.
LPG, affordable housing

Could affordable housing be aided by LPG?

Positive initiatives and efficient processes are needed to help the sector deliver the number of homes that Brits can pay for. This article explores how LPG is assisting in the provision of affordable housing for UK buyers.
boris johnson's tax reforms

What could PM Boris Johnson’s tax reforms mean for you?

Paresh Raja, CEO, Market Financial Solutions, highlights Prime Minister Boris Johnson's tax reforms and reviews what impact they could have for investors and taxpayers.
millennials

Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
inheriting a property

What is the process of inheriting a property?

Here, The Property Buying Company offer expert advice on the process of inheriting a property, providing all of the information that you need to know.
Extra Care Housing

Extra Care Housing: Providing care and support for independent living

HousingLin, Mears and the LGC recently discussed a report looking at the benefits of the extra care model - Extra Care Housing is housing designed to provide the varying levels of care and support people may need in later life whilst also allowing for independent living.
electric car chargepoints, new-build homes

New-build homes to be fitted with electric car chargepoints

All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car chargepoint, the government has outlined in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England.
Britain’s town and city centres

Places with purpose: Reinvigorating Britain’s town and city centres

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities Group explains how Britain’s town and city centres face significant challenges in redefining their purpose for local residents, visitors and businesses.
solve the housing crisis

How can we help solve the housing crisis?

Here, Cleveland Containers discuss four ways in which we can help solve the housing crisis in the UK.
green villages

The housing crisis and garden villages

In this piece, we take a look at the potential impact of garden villages, including regional implications, what the result might be for new buyers, and follow on trends.
green mortgages

£5 million government funding awarded to develop green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates, save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions under new funding to roll out green mortgages.
adults with learning disabilities

New homes for adults with learning disabilities underway in Halifax

Work has begun to transform a former court building in Halifax into apartments for adults with learning disabilities, supported by £270,000 of funding from Homes England.
Respond Project

RESPOND Project – Active Demand Management Solution

Demand response for all! The RESPOND Project, developing integration of an Active Demand Management solution for residential areas.
unfair letting fees

Tenants to be protected from unfair letting fees under new law

Tenants will be protected from unfair letting fees with most seeing tenancy deposits capped at 5 weeks’ rent thanks to a new law which has now come into effect (1 June 2019).
right to rent, the immigration advice service

Right to Rent Scheme enables discrimination in the UK

In this article, Hal Fish from The Immigration Advice Service illuminates how racism and xenophobia in the UK is worsened by the Right to Rent Scheme.
student halls

Students now offered “quieter halls” of residence

A student accommodation search engine has today announced that it will award a Quieter Hall accreditation badge to student halls, in an effort to meet student culture changes.
social housing sector, customer experience

How can the social housing sector improve its customer experience?

The social housing sector must see tenants in the wider context and improve its customer experience, Chris Proctor, CEO at Oneserve discusses here.
commute to work, mental health, stress levels, jobs and homes

Is your commute to work harming your mental health?

Three-quarters of young brits say their commute to work increases their stress levels yet nearly three in five would commute longer for better jobs and homes.
rogue landlords

Catching rogue landlords faster with new technology

Additional licenses provided by local councils under the new legislation for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) will help stop rogue landlords Local councils across the country are in the process of consulting on, trialling, or implementing additional licensing schemes for houses in multiple occupation (HMO). In the future, the majority...

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