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  • The government recently opened the consultation 'Planning for the Future’ in which Robert Jenrick highlights that whilst many people have enjoyed time at home due to COVID-19, for others, it has brought to the forefront of their minds that their home may be sub-standard, doesn’t meet their needs or...

  • Throughout June there was a 126% rise in enquiries on homes in a village location, according to Rightmove. As average asking prices in villages are often more expensive than cities, it seems the motivation is not money, but rather a quieter lifestyle, especially given the recent shift in working from home....

  • RICS has released a new policy paper advising the government to look holistically at long-term improvements to the housing market as the harsh economic reality sets in. Medium-term recommendations for the housing market, some of which will also help the market recover from COVID-19, include:Further investment in MMC (Modern...

  • The government has announced a two-month extension for new homes being built under the Help to Buy equity scheme. The previous deadline new homes would need to have been finished by was the end of December 2020, however, the deadline is now 28 February 2021. This allows for delays in construction due to...

  • The Government have released a draft Building Safety Bill following the Building a Safer Future consultation response in April 2020. The Bill sets out the measures intended to remedy the systematic issues identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review published in 2018 and introduces a new era of accountability. Among other...