Homelessness Reduction

Councils to receive share of £215m to combat homelessness

Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215m from 2019 to prevent homelessness, Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler confirmed yesterday (22 March 2018)
Private tenants

Private landlords face fines for overcrowded and dangerous homes

Measures to improve overcrowded and dangerous living conditions of private tenants in shared homes have been addressed before Parliament by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler
Housing crisis

Addressing the housing crisis through creative reforms

Could changing planning rules to make it easier for homeowners to build upwards help to tackle the UK’s housing crisis? Paresh Raja of Market Financial Solutions takes a look
rough sleepers

Homelessness minister reveals she ‘doesn’t know’ why rough sleeper numbers are increasing

The UK’s new homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler, has said she does not know why the number of rough sleepers has increased so significantly in recent years, adding that she did not accept the suggestion that welfare reforms and council cuts had contributed to the rise
Asking price

Asking prices hit record high in the UK

The average asking price of newly marketed properties in the UK increased by 1.5% (£4,503) this month (March) as strong demand from home movers in the first two months of the year created upwards price pressure
Accessible housing

Accessible, attractive, affordable: Building and designing homes for a range of requirements

Following the release of the new Wheelchair Housing Design Guide, Michelle Horn of the Centre for Accessible Environments reflects on why accessible housing is such an important issue for the sector.

Recovering Party Costs in Adjudication – The final word?

Peter Vinden practising Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and Expert and Managing Director of The Vinden Partnership discusses recovering party costs in adjudication
housing market

Newport has fastest housing market in the UK

Newport in Wales is the fastest moving housing market in the UK as available properties up for sale have fallen by a third, according to a new research report from Rightmove
Chancellor's Spring Statement

BSRIA reacts to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

In response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Clair Prosser, BSRIA Press Officer, said: “BSRIA members will be reassured by the Chancellor’s statement on the state of the UK’s fiscal health and future prosperity where ‘easing the squeeze’ was key”
large sites

Planning gap review to focus on large building sites

Initial findings from the official Government review into the gap between planning permission for new homes and those being built suggests there are issues connected with major developers building large numbers of properties on large sites
Spring Statement

Industry reacts to the Spring Statement

Following the Chancellors Spring statement yesterday (13 March), the industry shares its thoughts and opinions on the housing announcements
Spring Statement

Spring Statement 2018: London to receive £1.67bn boost for affordable homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that London will receive an additional £1.67bn to deliver a further 27,000 affordable homes by the end of 2021/22

Joint venture to produce London’s largest social housing regeneration project

The London Borough of Havering has announced a £1bn contract and major new joint venture (JV) partnership with Wates Residential
brownfield sites

The Brownfield Revolution: Could 2018 be the tipping point for brownfield sites?

Greenfield development continues to outpace building on brownfield land. But will policy changes such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund and brownfield registers turn the tide? David Edwards of Place-Make examines the evidence

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