HOUSING

urban regeneration

Is urban regeneration worth the effort?

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers on whether regeneration can really work in practice to alleviate pressure on the housing market
Local Land Charges

New digital Local Land Charges Register launched

The HM Land Registry has launched a new digital Local Land Charges Register, in an effort to make the home-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper
house extensions

Brexit turmoil to increase cost of house extensions, says research

Insurance providers are set to up the price of their premiums due to Brexit as homeowners have been warned that adding extensions onto their properties could cost a small fortune.
Kit Malthouse

May appoints Kit Malthouse as new housing minister

Kit Malthouse has been named as the new minister of state for housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), making him the fourth minister in the last four years
social renters

Government to reward housing associations that encourage social renters to work

Urged by the Centre for Social Justice, the government is considering plans to support housing associations that help social renters to move off benefits and into work - saving the taxpayer up to £3 billion a year.
Brexit secretary

Housing minister Raab replaces Davis as Brexit secretary

Housing minister Dominic Raab has been named Brexit secretary following the resignation of David Davis this morning
first-time buyers

How will blockchain technology help first-time buyers

Kai Peeters, the founder and CEO of HiP, an upcoming blockchain and property platform, discusses how blockchain can unlock more buying powers for first-time buyers
building communites

Building communities group backed by all political parties

An All Parliamentary Group on Building Communites has been launched to discuss design and placemaking decisions towards solving the UK's housing crisis.
modular construction

Construction company responds to rise in demand for modular construction

Seven Oaks Timber Frame, part of JG Hale Construction, is to be turned into a separate limited company and rebranded as Seven Oaks Modular in a move that reflects the increasing demand for modular construction solutions in the UK
Community Housing Fund

Community Housing Fund to boost affordable housing

The Government has launched an affordable housing fund that will help unite communities to build and refurbish the affordable housing they need
social housing

LGA calls for action to tackle ‘historic low’ social housing figures

The definition of “affordable housing” must incorporate homes for social rent in upcoming government changes to planning policy to combat the low numbers of social rented homes across the country, the Local Government Association says today (2 July)
solving the housing crisis

New TV programme ‘Solving the Housing Crisis?’ questions the UK’s current situation

A new programme, '‘Solving the Housing Crisis?’ takes a look at how social housing contributes to our society and how the government can help.
BME housing associations

Brokenshire praises BME housing associations

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has praised BME housing associations for their work in “promoting equality and diversity within the housing market” and “helping build the strong, integrated communities that we all want to see”
modular buildings

Research reveals greater demand for volumetric modular buildings

Research from AMA Research has shown a 6% increase in prefabricated volumetric modular buildings and portable accommodation in 2017.

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