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December 7, 2018

Is student housing too expensive?

UK housing crisis hurts the young and the poor Gaby Hinsliff’s forebodings (If a house price crash sounds like good news, you should think again, 30 November) are for the haves, not the have-nots. Unless prices come back to a mortgageable multiplier of average local earnings, more and more young adults and families without inherited […]

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November 30, 2018

30,000 empty homes and nowhere to live: inside Dublin’s housing crisis

30,000 empty homes and nowhere to live: inside Dublin’s housing crisis The room Jenny Quinn shares with her 10-year-old son is about 10 sq metres, kitted out with the most basic furniture and dominated by what looks like a prison-issue metal bunkbed on which they both sleep. There is a small en suite bathroom; behind […]

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November 23, 2018

Austerity blamed for drop in affordable housing

Austerity blamed for drop in affordable housing Fewer affordable homes will be available to people due to cuts to the planning departments in Welsh councils, a social housing body has said. Community Housing Cymru (CHC) said a lack of planning resources had led to fewer low-priced homes being built. Money spent by councils on planning […]

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November 16, 2018

Net housing additions edge up to 222,000

Net housing additions edge up to 222,000 A net total of 222,190 additional homes were delivered in 2017/18, official statistics show. It marks a 2% increase on the 217,350 achieved in 2016/17. The increase, revealed by statistics on net additional dwellings published today, would put the government well on track to meet its previous target […]

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November 9, 2018

The inside story of a housing association that almost went bust

First Priority: the inside story of a housing association that almost went bust When a small supported housing provider entered into a series of leasing deals with investment funds, it nearly spelled disaster for its vulnerable tenants. Luke Barratt finds out what happened At stake are the homes of 759 of the UK’s most vulnerable […]

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November 2, 2018

More than 70% hit by housing benefit caps are single parents

Budget to support new housing, high streets and local services Budget will boost efforts to build homes, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services, says Communities Secretary. Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP welcomed the Budget and said it will boost efforts to build […]

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October 26, 2018

Housing News Roundup 26th October

This week we’ve put together the latest news stories in the housing market so that you can keep up to date with what’s been going on. Is Shared-Ownership ‘Affordable’ for the Average Londoner? You Must be Joking Young professionals on decent salaries may be able to afford shared-ownership homes but many ower-paid Londoners. … read […]

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October 19, 2018

Housing News Roundup 19/10/18

Morning Briefing: Northern Ireland Housing Executive homes at risk of ‘de-commissioning’ Northern Ireland-based investigative news outlet The Detail has seen a letter from Leo O’Reilly, the Northern Irish Department for Communities permanent secretary. In the letter, Mr O’Reilly warns that if more funds are not delivered, the executive will have to decommission half its stock […]

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October 12, 2018

Housing News Roundup 12/10/18

Housing experts join forces to boost property agent standards Housing Minister Heather Wheeler announces plans to raise standards across the property agent sector. Plans to raise standards across the entire property agent sector so home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and leaseholders receive the best service possible have been announced today (12 October 2018) by Housing […]

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October 5, 2018

Housing News Roundup 05/10/18

91% of Welsh Social Homes Meet Housing Quality Standard More than nine in 10 social homes in Wales now meet the Welsh Government’s Housing Quality Standard. Official figures released yesterday show that at the end of March 2018, 91% of homes owned by housing associations and councils in the country – or 204,468 units – […]

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