UK & International news

Ruth Ehrlich: Scotland is proof England must abolish Section 21

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter urges England to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing pioneering longer, more secure tenancies.

Published 18 June 2019

Grenfell survivors and relatives to take legal action in US

More than 100 Grenfell survivors and relatives have opened lawsuit proceedings in the US against three firms they blame for the fire.

Published 10 June 2019

CIH welcomes consultation on Hackitt proposals but raises timescales issues

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has welcomed the UK Government’s launch of a full consultation on the reform of building safety regulation but has voiced concerns over the length of time given to receive industry opinion.

Published 7 June 2019

England: New infrastructure rules to make it easier for councils to deliver housing projects

New rules which make the way housing developers pay for infrastructure simpler and more transparent are being brought in south of the border, the UK Government has confirmed.

Published 6 June 2019

England: Housing plans 'risk accessible homes crisis’

Housing experts have today warned of an “accessible homes crisis” in England after new research revealed that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.

Published 5 June 2019

Places for People signs one of UK housing's biggest modular deals

Places for People has unveiled a pioneering joint venture to deliver hundreds of modular homes, as confidence in offsite manufacturing (OSM) grows.

Published 4 June 2019

England: Homeowners free to build extensions without planning permission

Homeowners in England will now be able to extend their properties without the need for a full planning application.

Published 28 May 2019

England: Housing First reaches Greater Manchester with plan for 400 homes

A three-year pilot Housing First project that aims to provide safe, secure homes for more than 400 people who are homeless or at the risk of being homeless has been launched in Greater Manchester.

Published 27 May 2019

Academic report reveals housing sector’s impact on tenant employment

A new report by the University of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s significant impact on employment outcomes.

Published 27 May 2019

Wales: Floating homes plan mooted for Swansea Bay

A floating island with up to 10,000 homes and shops forms part of an idea to revive a tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay.

Published 24 May 2019

England: Housing association buys housebuilder to boost development plans

Hampshire-based housing association Vivid has acquired a local housebuilder as it looks to ramp up its development plans.

Published 23 May 2019

England: Half of landlords 'more likely to leave sector' after tenancy reforms

Nearly half of landlords and letting agents in England and Wales claim they are more likely to remove some or all of their investment in the private rented sector because of UK government plans to end "no explanation" repossessions.

Published 22 May 2019

Places for People signs management agreement with for-profit retirement housing provider

A new ten-year management agreement has been signed which will see Places for People manage retirement homes on behalf of Residential Secure Income plc (ReSI).

Published 14 May 2019

England: Japan’s biggest housebuilder to enter UK market with government funding

The UK Government has backed a multi-million pound deal that will see Japan’s biggest housebuilder move into the UK housing market with immediate effect.

Published 14 May 2019

England: Shelter launches £600,000 PRS fund for Greater Manchester

A £600,000 pot of funding has been launched in Greater Manchester which aims to find real-life solutions to the housing problems facing thousands of vulnerable private renters in the city.

Published 13 May 2019