Government announces sprinkler review for high-rise homes

Thousands of residents will benefit from safer homes under proposals that would see sprinklers installed in new high-rise blocks of flats.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Energy efficient homes in high demand

22 per cent of the UK public want integrated energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next home.

MHCLG announces changes to shared ownership

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has unveiled a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder.

Right to Buy rules undermining council’s housing efforts

Housebuilding efforts by councils risk being undermined without reform to the Right to Buy scheme in next month’s Spending Round.

Universal Credit forcing tenants into rent arrears

New Residential Landlords Association research has revealed that Universal Credit is causing tenants to get behind with their rent.

130,000 families left to live in one-bed flats

A new report from the National Housing Federation has revealed that an ongoing shortage of homes is forcing 130,000 families in England to squeeze

Homeless children growing up in shipping containers

A new report has revealed how some homeless children are living in converted shipping containers and office blocks and B&Bs.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

£41m to unlock derelict Midlands land for housing

A further £41 million has been secured by the WMCA to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for new homes.

Grenfell survivors housed in high fire risk flats

A risk assessment report has revealed that survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are living in a block of flats with a high risk of fire.

Homeless death every 19 hours, research finds

New research has found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months.

Energy switching scheme saving money in Cambridgeshire

Residents across Cambridgeshire have successfully saved £563,746 over the last five years through a local energy switch scheme.

Housing association pledges to build plastic free houses

Accord is aiming to build virtually plastic free houses in its attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.

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