This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains long leaseholders' rights in relation to buildings insurance and summarises a Westminster Hall debate on the issue (October 2014) and the findings of a study carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority, also in 2014.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper discusses the challenges around providing housing for older people in the midst of both a growing population and a still recovering housing market. It covers issues around housing stock; adaptations; retirement housing and asset release.
This briefing provides background information on the ten topics that may be considered by Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) at the November's Westminster sitting.
This research briefing provides detail on the Starter Homes scheme, launched in February 2015 and aimed exclusively at first-time buyers under 40 years of age. It covers the scheme's background as well as the consultation process it undertook in December 2014 along with the Government's response. [This paper is superseded by Library briefing paper CPP07643]
This short briefing paper lays out the requirements on private landlords with reference to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and the avoidance of Legionnaires’ Disease (caused by the Legionella bacteria).