Top seven stories this week in housing and investment: 25 January


Here’s our round-up of the best stories we’ve posted in the last week.

There’s some important legislation on the way, rent control for London is mooted, car parks may solve the housing shortage in Manchester, and just where are the online housing snoopers?

1.Tenant Fees Bill passes final hurdle on way to becoming law

Major changes in the private rented sector are on the way after the Tenant Fees Bill passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons.


2.New Act set to help tackle the scourge of unfit rental properties

Tenants living in sub-standard rented accommodation will shortly have more powers to tackle irresponsible landlords with a new Act of Parliament coming into force.

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3.Where are the nosiest neighbours in Britain?

Reading is the town with Britain’s nosiest neighbours, at least according to figures just released by Zoopla.

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4.Sadiq Khan keen to introduce rent control in London

Sadiq Khan has pledged to tackle rising rents in London by making the issue a key part of his bid to be re-elected as mayor in 2020.

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5.Housing redress reforms on the way, government announces

Homeowners and tenants will have one place where they can take property complaints after the government revealed they plan to launch a Housing Complaints Resolution Service.

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6.Car parks: The answer to central Manchester’s housing needs?

Could redeveloping a number of car parks help add much-needed housing stock to the market in Manchester? A new report looks at the issue…


7.Micro-homes: Less is more could help London housing shortage, says report

Small is beautiful? It might just be what’s needed argues a report from neoliberal thinktank the Adam Smith Institute.

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