Housing Policies

An informative timeline from the Early Georgian period to Today covering policies, acts of parliament and regulated standards introduced to housing.


All homes must achieve Code Level 6 (Zero Carbon) for Sustainable Homes.

Surveyors club formed (later known as RICS).

London Building Act

The Act specifies new street dimensions and rates dependant on value and size.

First building society introduced

Creation of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Municipal Corporations Act

Established the principal of elected town councils.

Building Societies Act

The Act officially recognises societies for the first time.

Bristol Building Act

Building clubs allowed to become permanent building societies.

Metropolitan Building Act

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