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  • A quarter of landlords have “little to no” knowledge of the minimum energy efficiency changes proposed for 2028 under the government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener policy. According to this article in Mortgage Strategy, this means they could risk their property let being prohibited if they don’t meet...

  • The ‘House Price Watch Dec 2021’ published by HomeOwners Alliance described 2021 as “…an extraordinary year for the housing market”, and when you look at how house price trends have been reversed in various parts of the UK, it explains why. It comes as no surprise to say that house prices in...

  • The government has published its latest ‘Housing supply: Indicators of new supply, England: July to September 2021’ report. The figures are sourced from building control data which is estimated to be able to provide information on about 80% of the country’s house building. Around 42,400 new-build dwellings were started during this quarter,...

  • A consultation seeking views on a number of reforms to the leasehold and commonhold system (in England and Wales) following recommendations in the Law Commission’s reports published in July 2020 has been published. Specifically, it seeks views on:The non-residential limit for collective enfranchisement;The non-residential limit for right to...

  • Housing Minister Michael Gove has written to developers and given a deadline of early March to agree on a fully funded plan of action, including remediating unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings, currently estimated to be £4 billion. He warns he will take all steps necessary to make this happen, including...