Rental boost revealed as homelessness rises

By Jamie Hailstone and Dan Peters | 03 August 2017

The Government has announced further plans to boost the private rental sector and tackle affordability in the market.

As councils, particularly in London, report an increase in demand for homelessness services, the Government said it would change planning rules so local authorities proactively plan for more Build to Rent homes, which are built at scale for the primary purpose of being rented long-term.

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