The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to do more to root out ‘criminal’ landlords providing sub-standard accommodation.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed that new homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old will become available at a discount of at least 20 per cent below market value.

The government has announced it will back the first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England.

Research has found that rough sleepers are victim to excessive levels of abuse by the public, including theft, sexual assault and physical violence

A new £60 million fund will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

Home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have plummeted by more than half in 20 years, analysis shows.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a £50 million ‘move-on’ housing fund to help homeless people progress from hostels and refuges to long-term accommodation.

Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to build 600 homes for older and disabled people within the next decade, in a bid to save £3 million annually.

Highland Council has published a proposal to accommodate families of Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

The Department of Health (DH) has awarded local authorities with a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

Doncaster City Council has been granted permission to issue an eviction to homeless protesters living in a ‘tent city’ in the region.

The latest Help to Buy statistics have shown that over 220,000 people have been able to buy a home using the government scheme.

Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £32 million of additional funding to regenerate deprived housing estates.


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