UK housing

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

'The root is a lack of social housing', says Shelter chief exec on rising homelessness

'Lack of social housing' to blame for rising homelessness, says Shelter chief

Polly Neate of Shelter told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the 4% rise in homelessness in the UK was down to several factors, but a decrease in social housing was the 'root'

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

House price growth reaches five-year low

House price growth reaches five-year low

House price growth reaches five-year low

The Office for National Statistics released its latest UK House Price Index, showing house price growth has slowed

Housing association says shared ownership market needs more government support

Housing association says shared ownership market needs more government support

A housing association said people living in shared ownership houses were not aware of their options

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Tax changes for buy-to-let landlords could see rent prices rising over the next five years, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Rents rise 60% faster than wages since 2011, Shelter data finds

Rents rise 60% faster than wages since 2011, Shelter data finds

The figures released by charity Shelter also showed that private rents have risen by 16% since 2011, whereas average wages have only risen by 10%.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

The Liberal Democrat leader says charging homeowners for leaving properties empty is necessary to tackle the housing crisis

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

The UK's housing crisis is finally abating, says Russell Quirk

'UK housing crisis is abating under Theresa May - but more needs to be done'

'Tories must do much more to tackle housing crisis'

Property expert Russell Quirk says things are finally looking up - but more needs to be done