BSA look forward to working with Government and other vested parties to help work towards alleviating some of the pressure on buyers, sellers and tenants currently enduring cladding-related strain.
The BSA appreciates that the situation surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19/ coronavirus continues to evolve. The current BSA position is as follows:
House price expectations are on the increase. Four in 10 people think property prices will rise in the next year - up from 28% in December. Just 17% think prices will fall in that time - down from 26% in December.
Conservative London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey writes about his hope that the Budget tomorrow will bring further investment in the fight against homelessness.
MIMA believes that the Future Homes Standard could provide a well-timed and high-profile means to deliver these vital changes to guarantee the delivery of resilient, quality and safe homes and ensure house buyers are given the robust assurances that they deserve.
MPA has written to the Chancellor, stressing that removing the rebate will not change fuel choice or reduce environmental impacts until there is a suitable alternative.
Whilst there has been recent media attention highlighting the delay to the long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy in the Budget, MIMA hopes that any such delay by the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, does in fact refocus the strategy to include increased resource tightly aimed at achieving net zero.
Ahead of the budget on 11 March 2020, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) sets out its wishes for the construction and housebuilding industry, with late payment, planning reform and greater support for SMEs at the top of the agenda.
Everyone agrees that we need to build more homes. As the country’s largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments is playing its part in this.
It has been rumoured that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak is planning to scrap the lower rate of fuel duty in his first budget statement. The plans are believed to be part of Government efforts to encourage a switch to greener alternatives.
As Christopher Pincher steps up to become the 10th housing minister in a decade, James Wilmore takes a look at what awaits him in his new role
Leaseholders are too often viewed as sources of profit rather than homeowners – we must ensure protective proposals are swift and wide-ranging
Landlords who flout the law on Airbnb-style holiday lets are costing councils and impacting housing supply. We must act now to tighten regulation
An amendment is needed to the Renters’ Reform Bill to prosecute “sex for rent” landlords and reassure victims they won’t be accused of prostitution
By combining effective oversight of building regulations with a focus on fire safety procedures we can help people to feel safe in their homes
Recent debate around combustible materials has focused too much on banning and limiting materials, including timber, rather than addressing how they are regulated, says Roy Wakeman OBE, Chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries.
8 March marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.
Delivering the homes Britain needs whilst meeting our climate targets will require creativity: making good use of the existing housing stock, particularly long-term empty homes, and insisting on the highest possible standards in new builds, says Nationwide.
Community Development Finance Institutions are committed to investing in the regions of the UK and are key to the Government’s strategy to increase productivity and level-up communities post-Brexit, says Responsible Finance.
The Home Office is being urged to overhaul its asylum rules to stop people being left "destitute" just weeks after winning the right to live in the UK.
The incumbent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has launched his mayoral election campaign.
It’s time we stopped doing things in isolation and worked together. That’s always been our ambition and we hope our call to arms can ensure greater collaboration. This is a huge climate emergency and economic opportunity for the UK and we cannot miss it, says NFB.
We can start saving carbon now, giving us time to win over hearts and minds and complete the massive and complex job of upgrading energy efficiency in our rural homes, writes Calor.
The UK has some of the least energy efficient housing in Europe and that must change. With new homes saving on average £555 a year on energy bills and using two thirds less energy, it’s clear we need a revolutionary and sustained retrofitting programme, says NFB.