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  • The NHBC Foundation has issued a publication called The Future for Home Heating - a life without fossil fuels. The guide, written and researched by Cutland Consulting Ltd, follows the reports published in 2019 by the Committee on Climate Change which stated from 2025, all new houses being built should not be...

  • In a recent announcement, Cabinet Minister Lord Agnew outlines how the government will provide a £30m boost to the Land Release Fund (LRF) and One Public Estate (OPE) programme. Councils will be able to bid for £20m which can be used for infrastructure and remediation works. 73 councils are on track...

  • The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched enforcement action involving four leading housing developers: Barratt Developments, Countryside Properties, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. It is believed the developers may have broken consumer protection law relating to ground rents in leasehold contracts. This article from Today’s Conveyancer explains that...

  • In July, we reported on the announcement from Chancellor Rishi Sunnak about the Green Homes Grant Scheme intended to cover up to £5,000 per household for energy improvements to the home. At the time, further details of the measures and eligibility for the scheme were yet to be published. The government...

  • Low deposit mortgage products have been hit hard since the pandemic struck the UK earlier in the year. According to Mortgage Solutions, in March borrowers looking for a mortgage with a 10% deposit had a range of 779 products to choose from. Fast forward 6 months to September and the impact of COVID-19...