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18 June, 2020 Open access

Citizens UK writes to Secretary of State requesting meeting to focus on ‘immediate extension of housing support to all regardless of immigration status’

Community network cautions that excluding people with no recourse to public funds from support is 'a national catastrophe in the making'

18 June, 2020

17 June, 2020

Private-sector rents in England at highest ever level in year from April 2019 to March 2020

New ONS figures also show that difference in monthly rental price between most and least expensive local authorities was more than £2,000

15 June, 2020 Open access

10 June, 2020 Open access

New regulations issued to provide for extension of stay on eviction proceeding until 23 August 2020

Temporary suspension introduced by Practice Direction 51Z extended and incorporated into Civil Procedure Rules

10 June, 2020

8 June, 2020 Open access

‘Lack of transparency’ risks undermining public trust in management information on rough sleepers used by MHCLG, says UK Statistics Authority

UKSA Director General for Regulation also calls on government to clarify its definitions of the terms 'rough sleeper' and 'homeless'

5 June, 2020 Open access

Suspension of new evictions for renters in England and Wales extended by 2 months in response to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Work also underway on arrangements to ensure that judges have all the information necessary to make just decisions and that the most vulnerable tenants can get the help they need

5 June, 2020 Open access

5 June, 2020

Bill introduced in Scottish Parliament to limit rent increases in the private rented sector

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill also includes provisions to allow tenants to apply for a 'fair open market rent’ determination

5 June, 2020

Provisions to enable introduction of ‘fit and proper person’ requirement for mobile home site managers

New statutory instrument brings into force last remaining section of Mobile Homes Act 2013 to be commenced

3 June, 2020

3 June, 2020 Open access

Government confirms that local authorities have provided more than 14,600 people with emergency accommodation since start of coronavirus pandemic

New management information shows that, as at May 2020, number of people accommodated was 4,450 in London and 10,160 in rest of UK

1 June, 2020 Open access

Tenants are up to twice as likely as mortgagors to have fallen behind with housing costs since coronavirus crisis started

New report from Resolution Foundation recommends temporary rent reductions or rollovers as 'sensible next step' to support renters

1 June, 2020 Open access

Chartered Institute of Housing calls on government and landlords to act now to avoid post-COVID spike in evictions

Key among Institute’s proposals are to extend current ban on evictions and prevent evictions solely arising from COVID-related arrears

28 May, 2020

28 May, 2020 Open access

Welsh Government announces ‘second phase’ of response to coronavirus outbreak so that everyone provided with emergency shelter will be rehoused

Housing Minister says every local authority will prepare plans, supported by government funding, to bring long-term savings and benefits to public services to help 'transform lives'

27 May, 2020 Open access

27 May, 2020

Provision to abolish right to buy schemes for housing association properties in Northern Ireland included in Housing (Amendment) Bill

New measure forms part of changes to reverse the Office of National Statistics decision to reclassify registered Housing Associations as private entities