Hands laying bricks

Housing and Community

Charting the housing shortage and the challenges of the private rented sector.

Row of houses

Licensing does improve housing standards

Selective licensing schemes improve housing conditions and can reduce anti-social behaviour, according to a report from CIEH and Chartered Institute of Housing.
Grenfell tower

EHPs sought for Grenfell inspection team

A long-awaited taskforce to help local authorities identify and remove combustible cladding similar to that used on the Grenfell tower is finally being set up.
Rundown bedroom

Councils defend landlord prosecution rates

Local authorities have hit back at ‘nonsense’ claims that housing licensing schemes don’t improve standards and simply penalise good landlords.