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  • A council tenant has been evicted and fined over £100,000 for renting out his council flat in Victoria, London on Airbnb. Airbnb is an online marketplace where ‘hosts’ can advertise their space for guests to stay and it seems the tenant has had the council flat advertised on Airbnb since 2013 and...

  • Experts state that more than 100 more tower blocks still have unsafe combustible cladding when they were previously believed to be safe. The cladding on the new blocks is high-pressure laminate (HPL) which can be made of wood and paper and experts, including chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, said...

  • During the first half of 2019, a rise in the value of UK homes added £60 billion to our housing stock. This is an average of £11 per day for an average home, although this average comes from a wide spectrum in trends. For example, West Midlands averaged a £36.58 per day increase and...

  • According to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index, housebuilding costs for Quarter 1 2019 are up by 4.3% compared to Q1 in 2018. 81% of private housebuilders' confirmed costs increased. Of those; 50% stated labour and material had increased;29% said that labour increased and; 21% said material cost rises was the cause. The most common materials...

  • It won’t come as a surprise to say there is a housing crisis in this country and everyone is aware of the need to build more affordable homes to ease the pressure. According to Adam Cunningham, managing director of Public Sector plc, numbers have dropped substantially over the years....