E:gen - July 2017
During the ongoing review of cladding materials a number of social housing providers have found that the inspected cladding materials do not appear to be the same as those originally specified.
The analysis of how the UK voted in the 2017 General Election carried out by the Financial Times showed that 18-24 year olds voted for Labour by 51 points more than the national average. Did this have anything to do with housing?
As part of a package of deregulatory measures and the changing role of the Homes & Communities Agency (which will shortly split out its investment and regulatory arms, later to be renamed Homes England) (“the Regulator”), a number of substantial changes were made to the Social Housing sector.
When investigating title, historical restrictive covenants can be seen as a nuisance to be dealt with by title indemnity insurance. However, the recent case of Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc v Kilby & Ors, Re Woodcote Reservoirs  UKUT 248 (LC) sets out clear guidance for ascertaining the reality of successful enforcement – and ultimately whether indemnity insurance is an unnecessary expense which can be avoided.
Allotments in Lancashire listed as an asset of community value (ACV) have been de-listed so that the land can be used as part of a housing development, following a decision of the First-tier Tribunal.