The Government’s White Paper addressing issues surrounding the continued failure to deliver an adequate supply of new housing appeared on 7 February.

While there is a welcome recognition of some areas where there does seem to be a realistic prospect of boosting housing supply there is also a failure to address some of the fundamental problems, and a number of proposals have contradictory results.

Here will find articles on some of the topics to be discussed at our upcoming seminar, as well as on recent changes to the law affecting residential landlords and tenants and other hot topics in property in the year ahead.



Property Title Fraud

Protecting yourself or your company
David McClenaghan


How to Deliver More Housing?

Expediting and simplifying the planning process is certainly one of the main routes to achieving both greater housing supply and affordability, and one which will significantly assist developers in their delivery.

Another obvious route is increased Government funding. Recent funding examples include: the 2016-2021 Affordable Housing Programme to facilitate shared ownership, rent-to-buy and affordable rented homes building; tailored funding packages to local authorities to develop publicly-owned land via the Accelerated Construction programme; and the Starter Homes Land Fund for brownfield land development.


The Land Banking Myth

The Government has claimed that housebuilders have been maintaining land banks. But is this really the case?
Paula Ghosh

Further reading


Neighourhood Planning

Another Challenge to Instant Planning Policy made by Ministers
Neil Bucknell


Rogue Landlords

A key aim of the controversial Housing & Planning Act is to crack down on rogue landlords who knowingly rent out unsafe and substandard accommodation. 
Luke Arnold & Simon Foster