AFFORDABLE HOUSING

build to rent

Build to rent consultation closes

Bond Dickinson comment on the responses to the now closed government consultation on Build to Rent, highlighting the main areas of discussion
new home

A new home may need to last 2,000 years say LGA

The LGA warns that the average new home in England will have to last 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building and replacement continues.
UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
tackling the housing crisis

Tackling the housing crisis must remain a government priority

Town and Country Planning Association's Kate Henderson argues that the government must not let Brexit distract it from tackling the housing crisis Brexit negotiations will be the top priority of the new government. However, it is essential that the government also focus on the issues that matter to people's quality...
Housing Advisers Programme

New funds available under the Housing Advisers Programme

The Local Government Association has unveiled the Housing Advisers Programme – a new scheme to help councils tackle local housing challenges The Housing Advisers Programme, which funds the provision of an independent expert, is available to local authorities undertaking a specific project that delivers and plans for new homes, reduces...
Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

A new report has set out a series of recommendations to help Transport for London build more homes on land owned by the organisation
New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

Labour will increase housebuilding through a new generation of towns and garden cities if they win the General Election
Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate at the national law firm Stephensons shares insight into the government's Right-to-Buy scheme
Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

New data has revealed house prices in the UK hit a record high, despite political uncertainty from Brexit and the snap General Election
Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

A new survey has revealed over 250,000 people have given up on the idea of homeownership, with increasing house prices and large deposits cited as the reason
New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

The Department for Communities and Local Government say there are over 200,000 empty homes in the UK totalling £43 Billion
Housing associations are 'front and centre' in Housing White Paper

Housing associations are ‘front and centre’ in Housing White Paper

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate and Partner at law firm Stephensons outlines the key role housing associations have to play in tackling the shortage of homes
Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

An ambitious council housing building programme expects to complete 1,000 extra homes by 2022, benefiting South Lanarkshire residents