Letting agents must sign up to Client Money Protection scheme

All private sector property agents who hold clients’ money will be required to register with a CMP scheme ahead of 1 April.

Planning Inspectorate responds to Rosewell review

The Planning Inspectorate has responded to suggestions in the recent Rosewell Review, which called for the time taken to make planning decisions to be cut from 47 to 26 weeks.

£6m funding for community-led affordable housing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced £6 million of funding to help them build more homes.

New appoinments at Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Rosewell Review suggests planning reforms to speed up new home developments

The most contentious planning cases could be decided up to 5 months faster, review finds

Funding framework for public sector construction projects launched

Crown Commercial Service designed framework aims to provide customers and suppliers with long-term projects assurances

CIH research highlights ffordable rent 'crisis'

Analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed that more than 165,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just six years.

165 per cent increase in rough sleeping in last decade

The total number of people counted or estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in England has risen 165 per cent since 2010.

Councils empowering and engaging their tenants

A new report has found that creative engagement helped reinforce council housing and its tenants at the heart of communities.

Improvements to housing key for town and city centres

Improvements to housing, night-time economies, public realm and events are the main priority areas for the vitality of town and city centres.

£500 million affordable homes funding boost

James Brokenshire has announced that nearly £500 million will be spent building more than 11,000 much-needed affordable properties.

Countryside experiencing social housing crisis

New government statistics show the number of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in rural areas continues to increase.

Overhaul of broken housing complaints system announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for new housing complaints service for entire housing market.

Micro-homes have potential to solve London's housing crisis

Living in micro-homes could enhance choice for young professionals in the capital and help tackle London's housing crisis.

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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

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