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19 November, 2019

Housing commitments in the Green Party 2019 election manifesto.

Party commits to introduce rent controls on private tenancies, and to enable private renters in HMOs to run their home as a co-op

19 November, 2019

Scottish Government publishes equalities information about homelessness applicants in 2018/2019

Figures include that 45 per cent of applicants were single males and 22 per cent of female applicants cited violence or abuse as reason for homelessness

18 November, 2019

15 November, 2019

Local authorities spent more than £1 billion on temporary accommodation for homeless households in year to March 2019

Shelter analysis of government figures also shows that spending on emergency B&Bs has increased by more than 100 per cent over the last five years

15 November, 2019

13 November, 2019

12 November, 2019

Scottish Government welcomes recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness

Report from national coalition of organisations committed to ending youth homelessness includes calls to simplify and improve consistency of support across Scotland

4 November, 2019

MHCLG launches £3.8 million Innovation and Enforcement Grant Fund to support action against criminal landlords

Funding intended to stimulate new thinking, help with building new partnerships and allow for innovative and proactive approaches to enforcement

4 November, 2019

4 November, 2019

MHCLG launches £15 million fund to provide support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

Fund will support proposals for the provision of core support for refuges and other accommodation-based services

4 November, 2019

31 October, 2019

Regulator confirms that social housing rent increases will be limited to CPI plus one per cent from April 2020

Annual rent increase policy will be implemented through the Regulator of Social Housing's Rent Standard and will continue until 2025

29 October, 2019

Bill to abolish assured shorthold tenancies in England receives first reading in House of Lords

Rented Homes Bill also includes provisions amending the grounds of possession of assured tenancies

28 October, 2019

Regulation of short-term letting sector in Scotland supported by majority of consultation responses

Key themes emerge from consultation exercise including support for a mandatory registration or licensing scheme with provision for effective enforcement by local authorities

28 October, 2019

23 October, 2019

23 October, 2019

21 October, 2019

Duty of landlords to ensure electrical safety standards are met during tenancies

New commencement order provides for regulations to be made

17 October, 2019

Government confirms plan to allow social tenants to buy a share of their property by increments of one per cent of its value

New measures will also allow tenants in new housing association properties an automatic right to buy a share of their home from as little as 10 per cent