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The Hackitt Report: An overview
Yesterday saw the release of Dame Judith Hackitt’s long-awaited Report of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
Mayor of London to kickstart council homebuilding in London
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that he will support councils to build 10,000 new council homes over the next four years with special funding from a £1.67bn pot.
Can custom build go mainstream?
The term ‘custom build’ has been around since 2011, but the UK has been slow to embrace this way of housebuilding. Compared to other European countries, we’re lagging behind, constructing these types of homes at a much lower rate. However, this trend could be about to change.
Consultation: Maintaining your charity’s separation and independence – Issues for RP Groups
Despite those differences, charitable RPs should have regard to the guidance & consider whether to carry out a compliance review of their governance framework to make sure they comply or be able to justify any departure from what the Commission regards as best practice.
Are you following the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims?
On 1 October 2017 the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into effect.
Home ownership: can we stop the downward spiral?
As home ownership continues to plummet, new solutions are needed to stop the downward spiral.
York Community Stadium Project voted “Property Deal of the Year” at Property Week’s 2018 annual awards
Devonshires are delighted to announce that the York Community Stadium Project was voted “Property Deal of the Year” at Property Week’s 2018 annual awards.
Labour’s Social Housing Green Paper Praises Efforts Made by Housing Associations
Labour’s social housing green paper, released last week, praises the effort Housing Associations have put into delivering affordable housing under increasingly difficult circumstances.
Developers and RPs need to gear up for a rise in electrical vehicles
As the government seeks to boost the numbers of electrical vehicles, there will need to be a big gear change in the way properties and infrastructure are developed and managed.
Tesla and Amazon are redefining what a home is
Our needs are changing at a phenomenal rate both in the workplace and at home, so planners and developers must keep up to avoid an influx of defunct buildings.
Social Housing: 10 Challenges Facing Registered Providers
Following one of the sector’s most eventful years, registered providers (RPs) continue to face many hurdles.
How to recover a debt from beginning to end: part four
If your business is suffering from late payments, there are vital steps you need to take to help you recover your debt as quickly as possible.