Shelter has reported new MRP polling carried out by Stack Data Strategy which shows that there is a growing “rent wall” in 38 key constituencies where private renters are set to be decisive at the ballot box. The poll shows that one in three private renters who voted...
The House of Commons Library has published a report into the Shared Accommodation Rate. The report can be seen here, and in summary: What is the Shared Accommodation Rate? The maximum amount of housing support private renters can get through Universal Credit or Housing Benefit is limited by the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). This is […]
A recent SpareRoom poll revealed that 94 per cent of landlords have no confidence in the government’s approach to housing, with 36 per cent saying they plan to reduce their portfolio this year and a further 16 per cent planning to leave the rental market by the end of this year. With demand from tenants […]
The Government have finished their consultation into the Rogue Landlord Database, and have announced it will become public, being incorporated into the new Property Portal. You can see the announcement here, which says ‘As set out in the ‘a fairer private rented sector’ White Paper, published in June 2022, we will introduce a new Property […]
Two days after being appointed, two of the housing ministers have stepped down to ‘return to the back benches’. Eddie Hughes, rough sleeping minister, and Marcus Jones, housing minister, announced that they are returning to the back benches amid the reshuffle of junior ministers. Paul Scully will remain as local government minister. Lia Nici, levelling […]
Marcus Jones MP has been appointed the Minister for Housing, Eddie Hughes remains Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, which is interesting as Eddie Hughes was the principal architect of the White Paper, A Fairer Private Rented Sector. Like his boss, Simon Clarke (the Secretary of State) Marcus Jones is also from the Treasury. Although […]
Last week we reported that two names were in the frame as Housing Secretary (see here) Jacob Rees-Mogg or Edward Argar. As it turns out, neither have been announced, Simon Clarke has got the job, we are still waiting to hear who the actual housing minister will be. Jacob Rees-Mogg has become Business, energy and […]
The Government have announced a consultation on potential changes to the Decent Home Standard (DHS). This consultation will last for 6 weeks, from Friday 2 September 2022 to Friday 14 October 2022, and can be submitted via the online survey don’t miss the deadline to respond. More information can be seen here. Note that to […]
The House of Commons Library have published a report into The future of coastal communities which can be seen here There will be a Westminster Hall debate on ‘The Future of coastal communities’ on Thursday 8th September at 3:10pm. This debate will be led by Sally-Ann Hart MP.Summary A 2020 analysis of coastal towns in England […]
Natalie Elphicke Conservative MP for Dover has called for a rent freeze in a right-wing blog – ConservativeHome Ms Elphicke took over from her husband Charlie Elphicke in 2019 and has some right-wing views on matters, especially immigration – Dover is in the front line after all. The blog can be seen here and outlines […]
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Shelter has reported new MRP polling carried out by Stack Data Strategy which shows that there is a growing “rent...
The House of Commons Library has published a report into the Shared Accommodation Rate. The report can be seen here,...
A recent SpareRoom poll revealed that 94 per cent of landlords have no confidence in the government’s approach to...