Leaseholders will now have 15 years to sue developers for safety issues as the government introduces its new Building Safety Bill.
Figures show that 49,470 homes were completed in England in the first quarter of 2021, the highest figure in over 20 years.
The two apps, RIPA and BoPS, aim to speed up and simplify the application process for extensions and other home improvements.
Failure to act against overheating could lead to unnecessary retrofit costs and many homes being left “uninhabitable”, the CCC says.
Public and private sector partnerships are increasingly seen as a sustainable way to fund social and affordable housing, writes Karen Ng.
The government will match £15m in funding from Big Society Capital to deliver 200 homes for rough sleepers as part of a new pilot scheme.
The New Homes Quality Code places extra requirements on developers from the sale of a home to up to two years after buyers move in.
Peter Denton, CEO of G15 landlord The Hyde Group, will become Homes England’s new chief executive later this year.
The HCLG Committee says it is “unpersuaded” that current government proposals will make the planning system quicker and more democratic.
The scheme will allow local first-time buyers to buy homes at at least a 30% discount locked into the home in perpetuity.