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Government scraps EWS1 forms for buildings under 18 metres

EWS1 forms will no longer be needed on buildings below 18 metres, the housing secretary ha...

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Homeowners given 15 years to claim compensation for shoddy new-builds

Homeowners can now claim compensation for shoddy construction or renovation work up to 15 ...

  • Jul 05, 2021
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HCLGC asks government to unlock leaseholders caught in ‘Catch 22’ of EWS1 system

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) h...

  • May 21, 2021
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Leaseholders to be given ‘greater control’ through Commonhold Council

A Commonhold Council has been established by housing secretary Robert Jenrick to allow hom...

  • May 13, 2021
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HM Treasury consults on new housing developer tax

HM Treasury has launched a consultation on the design of a new tax on residential property...

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Ground rent scrapped for extended leaseholds in property law reform

Leaseholders who extend their lease by up to 990 years will no longer need to pay ground r...

  • Jan 07, 2021
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Housing industry ‘crucial part’ of Covid response says Jenrick

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has praised the industry for its response to the Covid-19...

  • Nov 04, 2020
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Tenant eviction notice period extended by six months in ‘winter truce’

The notice period to evict tenants from their homes has been extended until March next yea...

  • Sep 11, 2020
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Shared ownership model revamped in £12.2bn affordable housing investment

The minimum initial share to acquire a shared ownership property has dropped from 25 per c...

  • Sep 08, 2020
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New homes to receive automatic approval in planning overhaul

Planning permission for housing developments will be automatically approved and renewal pr...

  • Aug 03, 2020
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