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27 June, 2019

Ground Rents (Leasehold Properties) Bill receives first reading in the Commons

Private Member's Bill seeks to cap ground rents at the lower of £250 per annum or 0.1 per cent of the property value

27 June, 2019

£12.8 billion a year needed to end the housing crisis, says NHF

Building 145,000 social homes each year for ten years could significantly reduce homelessness and reduce poverty amongst families currently living in the private rented sector

26 June, 2019

Homelessness applications increase for second year running in Scotland

New National Statistics for Scotland also show an 8 per cent increase in rough sleeping compared to the previous year

25 June, 2019

Eligibility for social housing in Wales

New statutory instrument

20 June, 2019

Variable LHA rates and three year tenancies needed to help tackle homelessness crisis

Local Government Homelessness Commission also calls for commitment to deliver a combined housing and homelessness strategy

20 June, 2019

19 June, 2019

Government urged to scrap the ‘centuries-old’ Vagrancy Act

Rough sleepers need long-term support and stable accommodation, not criminalisation, says Crisis

18 June, 2019

Right to Rent checks among immigration enforcement provisions that are 'ultimately racially discriminatory’

UN report on racism and human rights also finds evidence of ‘persistent racial disparities’ in areas including education, employment, housing and health

18 June, 2019

Leading Welsh housing organisations call for recognition of international right to adequate housing

Jointly commissioned report looks at the positive impacts that incorporating the UN-enshrined right to adequate housing would have in Wales

17 June, 2019

17 June, 2019

More evidence needed as to whether housing benefits and lower housing costs can fully mitigate rent affordability issues

Knowledge gaps identified in literature review carried out for the Scottish Government

12 June, 2019

11 June, 2019

11 June, 2019

Two years on from Grenfell Tower fire social renters are still failed by poor regulation of housing standards, Shelter finds

New research also finds that 1 in 10 tenants with problems have had to report them more than 10 times

5 June, 2019

Scottish APPG recommends legislative reforms to address ‘ticking timebomb’ of tenement maintenance problems

New report from Working Group on Tenement Maintenance includes recommendations for five-yearly property inspections and introduction of compulsory owners’ associations

3 June, 2019

Right to Rent checks must be brought to an end, JCWI and more than 80 organisations demand

Open letter to MPs follows High Court ruling that scheme causes racial discrimination and is incompatible with human rights

3 June, 2019

3 June, 2019

MHCLG issues new version of ‘How to Rent’ guidance

Updated booklet must be provided to new tenants before landlord can use section 21 eviction procedure