Builders certifying their own industry means no real policing of work
We must not wait for a Grenfell-style tragedy before action is finally taken on reforms
When the wheels came off the property market ten years ago, many homeowners didn’t have one problem, they had two: not only had homes fallen into negative equity, many were badly built and some were dangerous.
While rising prices have alleviated the debt issue, the passage of time has only exacerbated the defects. Many problems persist because there is no insurance, and few consumer rights.
Meanwhile, thousands of homeowners continue to fund expensive...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery