Housing and Planning Bill analysis
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Reception to the Housing and Planning Bill, laid before Parliament in October, has been mixed to say the least. With provisions giving social housing tenants a right to buy (RTB), a 1 per cent annual rent reduction in the social rented sector over four years from April, and a pay-to-stay measure charging social housing tenants market rent, critics warn that housing associations, and social housing, could soon be a thing of the past.
Plan ahead
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Since its introduction in October, the Housing and Planning Bill has had a lukewarm reception. It contains the government's promise last summer to extend the right to buy (RTB) to social housing tenants. Following concerns raised by housing associations, a last-minute agreement was reached to introduce this on a voluntary basis.
Providing strong foundations?
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The Government's proposed planning and housing sector reforms attempt to address the housing shortage, but what do they signify for housebuilders and what are some of the corollary implications for funders and solicitors who act for these parties?
Election manifestos and property mechanics: the implications for transactional volumes
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With pollsters currently predicting that either the Conservative or the Labour Party will be forced into a minority Government, compromising on their manifesto promises, or into a coalition agreement, we take a closer look at each party's rhetoric on the housing market and how this could affect transaction volumes and mortgage lending.
Platform launches a COMPLETE remortgage service
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Platform launches a COMPLETE remortgage service - 5 February 2007 - Platform, the intermediary lender of Britannia, has today announced the launch of a new range of remortgage products...
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