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Questions remain over housing secretary’s conduct, Labour leader says

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has insisted that housing secretary Robert Jenrick still has a case to answer following his decision to grant planning permission to a Conservative donor.

Covid-19: Local authorities warn government over risks to private renters

The District Councils Network, which represents 187 local authorities across England, has warned the government that around half a million people are at “high risk” of becoming homeless, with thousands of private renters who have been made redundant faced with the prospect of eviction after the UK lockdown ends.

ONS: Working-age adults three times more likely to rent than in 1997

According to figures released by the ONS, people between the ages of 34 and 44 are increasingly unable to move onto the property ladder, with a third of this demographic renting from a private landlord in 2017. In 1997, among the same demographic, fewer than one in ten were renters.

Mortgage brokers like Cherry Mortgage and Finance to monitor housing affordability post-Brexit

One – possibly unexpected - effect that a large Conservative majority seems to be having is in making housing more affordable for people across the UK. A recent story covered by the Telegraph highlighted how, post-election the housing market has responded.

UCL report criticises proliferation of new housing developments built beside roads

A report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Rent increases in year to December 2019 validate concerns raised by Tiger Estates

According to HomeLet’s Rental Index, rent prices increased by 3.5 per cent in the year to December 2019 and could go up even more sharply in 2020, validating the concerns of lettings industry experts.

Utilising innovative constructors like Caledonian Modular key to tackling housing crisis

The past few years have seen Brexit dominate the political landscape when it comes to priorities and media coverage. However, arguably one of the most important political issues of our time is the housing market – and the shortage which is seeing first time buyers struggling to get on the ladder despite previous governments’ previous commitments to building more homes.

Saltash model ideal to seize opportunities from party pledges toward housing

As the general election debate becomes broadened beyond Brexit, the major parties’ plans to deal with the UK's housing crisis have become a key battleground.

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