CIEH Housing Policy Bulletin #46

Government and Parliamentary Update

Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill was published on 13th October.  The Bill can be found at the following link:

The Second Reading of the Bill took place yesterday.  A link to the debate can be found here:

Bill Briefing Notes

 Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill: House of Commons Library Note


DCLG recent reports

Retaliatory Eviction and the Deregulation Act 2015. A guidance note on the changes coming into force on 1 October 2015
How to rent: the checklist for renting in England [updated version]
Model agreement for a short hold assured tenancy

Recent Partner Reports

Care and Repair England Annual Report: Happy at Home

GLA Conservative Group: Renters Paradise?

UK Green Building Council study on healthy homes

LGA: Integrated Approaches to housing and care

A home is much more than a house: integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults
Greater London Assembly

Housing in London 2015. The evidence base for the Mayor’s Housing Strategy


The cost of poor housing to the NHS


Warm homes, better lives. Investing in energy efficiency now for future generations


Survey of bad living conditions in the private rented sector

Association for the Conservation of Energy

The Cold Man of Europe – 2015. How the UK’s housing performs against comparable European countries in terms of fuel poverty and efficiency.

Age UK

Don’t leave park homes out in the cold. Why park home residents need warm homes