2,688 people were estimated to be sleeping rough in autumn 2020, compared to 4,677 in 2018, figures from MHCLG show.
The HQ will be the first ministerial office outside of Westminster with 500 roles expected to be based in the West Midlands by 2025.
Daniel Chard from Bird and Co. discusses the recent leasehold reforms and what this may mean for the future of home ownership.
Peter Baker will head up the new Building Safety Regulator which will oversee the government’s new building safety regime.
450,000 families are now behind on housing payments due to COVID-19, with renters hardest hit, the Resolution Foundation has found.
Landlords will now remain unable to evict tenants until at least 31 March 2021 except in the most serious cases.
Leaseholders in buildings over 18 metres will pay nothing towards remediation while those in shorter buildings will be offered loans.
The New Homes Quality Board will introduce a new code which places more responsibility on developers to deliver quality homes.
£22 million of the Waking Watch Relief Fund will be targeted at the eight cities in England with the most unsafe high-rise buildings.
Landlords will no longer be able to issue blanket bans on pets under the government’s new model tenancy agreement.