Landlords will have to refund rent if homes are not kept in good condition

Landlords will have to refund rent if homes are not kept in good condition and fixed-term tenancies will be outlawed in major shakeup 4.4million families live in rented homes in England,  a fifth of which are unfit Housing Secretary Michael Gove said fixed-term tenancies will be outlawed   Will be illegal for landlords to ban renting … Read more

Michael Gove vows to shake up banking rules for young borrowers and help save ‘boomerang generation’

Michael Gove has vowed to shake up banking rules to help adults still living in their parents’ homes gain a foothold on the property ladder. Revealing plans to force lenders to be more generous to young borrowers, the Levelling Up Secretary evoked the 1980s sitcom Sorry!, in which Ronnie Corbett played a middle-aged man still … Read more

Michael Gove helps Priti Patel quell civil servant rebellion over Whitehall’s work from home culture

Michael Gove helps Priti Patel quell civil servant rebellion over Whitehall’s WFH culture: Senior mandarins in power struggle as they ignore minister’s demands to get back to their desks Michael Gove is supporting Priti Patel as tensions rise over the WFH stance The top Home Office civil servant has let staff to work at home … Read more

Ministers announce U-turn on security checks for Britons hosting Ukrainian refugees in their homes 

Ministers announce U-turn on security checks for Britons hosting Ukrainian refugees in their homes Communities Secretary Michael Gove said would undergo ‘light touch’ checks But, in fact, the measures will be significantly tougher, the Government said  All hosts will now have to undergo a DBS check looking at any past convictions  By Daily Mail Reporter … Read more

Putin-linked oligarchs could see UK properties seized permanently

Putin-linked oligarchs could see UK properties seized by government PERMANENTLY and used to house Ukrainian refugees under tough new sanctions being drawn up by Michael Gove Michael Gove is drawing up extra measures to target sanctioned oligarchs Properties could be seized for good without government paying compensation Cabinet ‘enthusiastic’ about the idea but lawyers have … Read more

Cladding scandal firms could be barred from building more properties unless they pay to fix problems

Cladding scandal firms could be barred from building more properties unless they act to end the scandal of fire-trap homes under new plan Developers must fix unsafe cladding or face being banned from housing market  Leaseholders in blocks above 11 metres will be legally protected from payments Housing Secretary Michael Gove announcement was hailed as … Read more

Cladding victims in Wales could have flats bought by the Welsh government under landmark scheme 

Cladding victims in Wales could have their ‘unsellable’ flats bought by the Welsh government under landmark scheme Cladding victims in Wales could have flats bought in government scheme The support will target a ‘small number’ of leaseholders as early as next year Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders in the UK face bills of up to … Read more

Powerful local US-style governors could soon be elected under Michael Gove’s plans

Powerful US-style governors could soon be elected to rule over areas of rural England under Michael Gove’s plans to level up and ‘extend, deepen and simplify devolution’ Devolution plans could see English regions elect US-style governors and mayors  Ambitious proposals expected in a white paper will push for local leadership  A draft from Michael Gove’s Levelling … Read more