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Flat-pack houses—a potential solution to the housing crisis?

Flat-pack houses—a potential solution to the housing crisis?
Published on: 19 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Flat-pack houses—a potential solution to the housing crisis?
  • What are the effects such an agreement could have on the wider housing market and national shortages?
  • What, if any, are the potential legal issues that may arise from the agreement?
  • How will the industry react to the introduction of ‘flat-pack’ homes? Is it a threat to more conventional providers of housing?
  • Have other councils shown interest in such a solution?
  • What are the potential benefits?

Article summary

Property analysis: Worthing Borough Council has announced their intent to enter into an agreement with residential developer BoKlok UK to deliver up to 162 affordable modular homes in west Worthing. Jamie Lockerbie, senior associate and Matt Speed, trainee solicitor, both at Pinsent Masons, say the potential benefits of BoKlok’s product are remarkable, but think it unlikely that the ‘flat-pack’ homes will resolve the UK’s housing crisis, at least in the short-term. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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