What can we expect from the new housing secretary?

September’s cabinet shake-up saw a changing of the guard at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Robert Jenrick is out, and Michael Gove is in. 

Along with a new boss, the department has also got a snappy new name, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). But what might Michael Gove bring to his new role, and what challenges will he need to get to grips with? 

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Rental demand hits a five-year high

Recent research from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has suggested that tenant demand for rental properties in England and Wales is the highest it's been for five years.

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Is this the end of the Tiny House Movement?

One of the most achingly hip trends of the past decade or so has been the ‘Tiny House Movement’. It’s just about the most Instagram-friendly housing fad out there, in part because these compact properties look really good in tiny square windows on a phone screen.

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Key takeaways from the latest English Housing Survey

The English Housing Survey has been running since 1967. It's an ongoing national survey that measures people's housing circumstances and how satisfied they are with them, along with the actual details and quality of the nation's housing. Properties and participants are chosen at random, and the research includes both questionnaires and physical inspections of some of the properties.

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