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Heat pumps are handy – but only if homes are well built | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article on Norway’s use of heat pumps, and point out the problems of adopting similar technology in the UK

30, Nov, 2023 @6:13 PM

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Six times more newly homeless families than new social houses, England data shows
Councils forced to put people in expensive temporary accommodation as only 8,386 social homes built in 2022-23

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2023 @12:33 PM

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Number of homeless refugees in Glasgow doubles amid asylum backlog
Camps also springing up in London and other cities as Liverpool council warns of housing emergency

Libby Brooks and Diane Taylor

29, Nov, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Gove’s leasehold reform bill does not ban leaseholds on new-build houses
Rush to write legislation means clauses to ban the leaseholds will be added via amendments

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

29, Nov, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Thousands of refugees in England and Wales ‘face homeless Christmas’
Government push to clear asylum backlog is not giving people granted refugee status enough time to find new home, say councils

Rajeev Syal

29, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Housebuilders in England may be made to look after trees they plant
Minister says aftercare must be included in targets, after concerns from woodland experts that many trees are dying

Helena Horton Environment reporter

28, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Building houses on Britain’s vast, exclusive golf courses makes sense for everyone – even golfers | Phineas Harper
Such radical plans wouldn’t just help tackle our chronic lack of housing, but also let the sport shed its elitist tag, says Phineas Harper, chief executive of Open City

Phineas Harper

28, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Average rent in Great Britain up by more than a quarter since start of Covid
Rise due to shortage of properties has been worsened by soaring interest rates, Savills finds

Rupert Jones

28, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Shameful reality of Britain’s slum housing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Horrible homes | Feeding the multitude | Sewage saga | Wisdom from Joseph Chamberlain | Breakfast’s served

27, Nov, 2023 @4:31 PM

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Tory donor Richard Desmond revives controversial east London housing development
Billionaire submits proposals for scheme that government minister Robert Jenrick pushed in 2020, with nearly twice the number of properties of original plans

Michael Savage Policy Editor

25, Nov, 2023 @12:59 PM

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Building on the green belt is no solution to the housing crisis | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the suggestion of Tony Juniper, the chair of Natural England, that the green belt is ripe for development

24, Nov, 2023 @6:23 PM

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King’s estate facing questions over £14m in ‘bona vacantia’ not donated to charity
Duchy of Lancaster says money it collects from dead people goes to charity after costs and ‘obligations’, raising questions about sum yet to be donated

Maeve McClenaghan, Henry Dyer and Rob Evans

24, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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