Results 161–180 of 600 for housing speaker:Rachel Maclean

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Affordable Housing: Sales (24 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: If Registered Providers (RPs) sell homes that have been grant funded as affordable housing on the open market then the agencies who provided the funding can recover that grant. Those agencies can require the RPs to reinvest money in new affordable housing. All social housing providers are required to comply with standards set by the Regulator for Social Housing. These standards maintain that...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing: Pets (24 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...and allow tenants to keep pets where it is appropriate to do so, provided they are well looked after and do not adversely affect the lives of neighbours and those living nearby. In the Social Housing White Paper we encourage all social landlords to adopt similar policies.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing (21 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government is driving up the supply of new homes by supporting diversification of the market, investing in affordable housing, and increasing land supply for new homes by investing in infrastructure. We also remain committed to continue working towards our ambition of delivering 300,000 homes per year to help create a more sustainable and affordable housing market. We welcome new...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (21 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...methods of construction (MMC) which has the capability of unlocking a range of benefits including increased energy efficiency, quicker delivery of new homes and improving the diversity of the housing sector.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing: Sales (21 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...data on private landlords is the English Private Landlord Survey. As part of the English Private Landlord Survey, we collect data on landlords' plans for their portfolio. It is important we have a housing market that works for everyone. The Government is driving up the supply of new homes by diversifying the market; investing in affordable housing; and increasing land supply for new homes...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Derelict Land (21 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Brownfield Land Release Fund was launched in April 2021 and is supporting local authorities to release their surplus brownfield sites for housing by March 2024.

Freehold Management: Service Charges (20 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ..., but my hon. Friend rightly pointed to not only the letter from the Prime Minister but repeated assurances from myself, which I will repeat today, and from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities that this issue is top of the list of priorities for our Department. We take it very seriously, and we fully intend to bring forward legislation to implement the changes...

Freehold Management: Service Charges (20 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ..., and it causes considerable frustration, annoyance and anger among local residents who have bought those properties and expect to have those facilities there. They have paid good money for the houses that they have moved into. I will certainly discuss that issue with my hon. Friend further; there are a number of legal frameworks that we may be able to use to assist with that. I will...

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...and I thank every Member for making powerful contributions. I start by reaffirming the unshakeable commitment of the Government to driving up both the quality and quantity of this nation’s social housing stock. It is a core tenet of our levelling-up agenda, and that has been reflected in recent years, starting with our affordable homes programme. The Government have been clear that they...

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The hon. Gentleman must be telepathic, because I was just about to come to that point. We are more broadly focused on accelerating housing delivery to make home buying a reality for a new generation, so we must build homes in the places that people want to live and work. As the Prime Minister said, and I agree with him, we want decisions about homes to be driven locally, which is why we need...

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...—the last Labour Government did not build enough affordable homes, social homes or council homes. If we look at Labour-run Wales, we see that they have an appalling record of building social housing. Two London MPs spoke in the debate to highlight problems in London. I would like to remind—

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: When I have finished my remarks. I would like to remind the House that the Mayor of London is responsible for housing in London. He is a Labour Mayor of London and the problems there lie firmly at his door. Many Members have also spoken about councils. I would like to point out my own local council’s record. Conservative-run Redditch Borough Council is delivering council housing. That is...

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...what we are doing. To support continued delivery, in March this year we announced that local authorities will have access to a new concessionary Public Works Loan Board interest rate for council house building from June this year. Local authorities have a real part to play in that endeavour. We are giving them the flexibility to make locally led decisions that deliver the best deal for...

Future of Social Housing — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (19 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...do not have long to wait. They will have all their questions answered in due course. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Milton Keynes North (Ben Everitt) for his excellent speech on social housing. I reassure him that social housing will be part of the infrastructure levy, and it was a pleasure to meet his small builders and business experts. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Domestic Abuse ( 4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: Last year we launched a consultation on regulations relating to LAs applying a local connection test for victims of domestic abuse who apply for social housing. We are currently reviewing the responses.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The £250 million of additional funding for the Local Authority Housing Fund in England is funded from DLUHC departmental budgets.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Temporary Accommodation: Babies ( 4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...reside with them, or who might reasonably be expected to reside with them. In particular this means that accommodation must be suitable for any minors. Applicants may request a review of the housing authority's decision that the accommodation offered to them is suitable. We have committed to providing over £650 million to councils in England over the next two years through the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Anti-social Behaviour ( 4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: ...is ensuring orderly behaviour by strengthening powers in the social and private rental sector to evict or sanction tenants who persistently commit anti-social behaviour Both local authority and housing association landlords have legal powers to evict tenants should anti-social behaviour be identified as an issue. Changes to the eviction process will be brought in through the Renters Reform...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing: Standards ( 4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The private rented sector (PRS) has some of the worst housing of all tenures with over a fifth of the 4.6 million households that rent privately enduring poor conditions and lacking security and control over the homes they pay to live in. Many renters are forced to live in sub-standard conditions, impacting their physical and mental health. The Levelling Up White Paper set out our ambition to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Leasehold (30 Mar 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government wishes to extend the benefits of freehold ownership to more homeowners. That is why we have committed to end the sale of new leasehold houses, and to reinvigorate commonhold so it can finally be a genuine alternative to leasehold. We will make it easier for leaseholders to purchase the freehold of their building, and take control of their building, by enhancing enfranchisement...


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