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4 September, 2019

Government’s Help to Buy scheme ‘out of reach’ for those on typical incomes

Shelter says that, for those earning less than £40,000, the chance of benefiting from scheme is just one in 278

28 August, 2019

Government planning to allow people with shared ownership to increase stake in property by increments of one per cent of value

MHCLG also announces that it has 'closed a loophole' which stopped people buying property under Help to Buy from taking out mortgage of more than 25 years

27 August, 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid publishes good practice guide for social landlords aimed at reducing homelessness amongst women and children experiencing domestic abuse

New guidance challenges current policy of expecting women and children, rather than perpetrator, to leave their homes

22 August, 2019

Overcrowding in England reaches record level, with almost 100,000 more children living in overcrowded homes compared to a decade ago

New research finds 600,000 families, including 1.3 million children are stuck in overcrowded conditions

21 August, 2019

More than half a million children estimated to be homeless or at risk of homelessness in England

New report from Children’s Commissioner for England highlights stark contrast to official child homelessness figure of 124,000 in temporary accommodation

21 August, 2019

MPs call for revaluation of council tax bands to reflect current property values

Local services will continue to decline until government tackles £5 billion funding gap, says Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

12 August, 2019

8 August, 2019

Mortgage possession claims increase for fourth consecutive quarter following three year period of stability

Claims have increased by almost 40 per cent compared to same quarter in previous year

2 August, 2019

30 July, 2019

SHRC granted leave to intervene in legal challenge to Serco's lock change policy to evict asylum seekers

Case marks the first time the Commission has used its power to intervene in civil litigation

30 July, 2019

29 July, 2019

Scottish Tribunals annual report highlights ‘substantial’ increase in Property Chamber tribunal applications

High volume has been driven by increase in applications relating to the private rented sector

29 July, 2019

Number of households threatened with homelessness in Wales increased by 18 per cent in 2018/2019

New statistics also show that the number of households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2019 was up 8 per cent on the previous year

25 July, 2019

Robert Jenrick appointed as new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Former Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury replaces James Brokenshire

24 July, 2019

Number of cases coming into the formal remit of Housing Ombudsman Service has increased by 26 per cent over last year

Annual report suggests reasons may include a greater willingness by residents to complain and a greater awareness of the service

24 July, 2019

23 July, 2019

23 July, 2019

Call for evidence launched on Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Veiws sought on impact of Act, what is working well and what may need to be adjusted