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Right to buy set to have ‘devastating’ impact on London’s council home stocks

Published on 31/01/2015 By Tomas

  Published by 24dash on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by Max Salsbury   The amount of homes sold off under the controversial right to buy scheme in London is set to far outstrip the number of new council homes built in the city, a new report has revealed. According to London Assembly Labour housing spokesperson […]

Tenants should be offered indefinite tenancies, says think tank

Published on 09/01/2015 By Tomas

  Published by Landlord Today on Monday, 05 January 2015   Tenants in the private rented sector should be given new rights to stay in their home as long as they want, according to Civitas. The think tank also suggested that tenants should receive guarantees that their rent will not increase above inflation. In a […]

Breakingviews: UK needs a permanent, property-based wealth tax

Published on 30/08/2012 By Tomas

  Published by Reuters on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 By Ian Campbell   The UK deputy prime minister’s call for an emergency wealth tax has a whiff of political opportunism: things are tough, let’s get those fat cats. Yet Nick Clegg is partly right. But a tax on the wealthy needs to be fair and […]

Green and sustainable building ‘will boost UK housing supply’

Published on 28/01/2011 By Tomas

Published by SpeciFinder on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 by Ashley Brunskill   The housing crisis in the UK could be alleviated if green and sustainable building methods replaced traditional construction procedures, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has claimed. Research commissioned by the organisation found that there are currently 80,000 fewer new homes being […]

Social housing and the Comprehensive Spending Review

Published on 22/10/2010 By Tomas

Published by 24 Dash by Jon Land on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010   On the eve of the private sector, there’s a sense of disbelief across the social housing sector. Can this really be happening? Like a boxer clinging onto the ropes, we are desperately hoping for the final bell. The problem is we haven’t […]

How social tenure in the UK affects new build property developments

Published on 06/10/2010 By Tomas

Published by Hellium by Katerina Nikolas on 02 October 2010   When the Thatcher government introduced the right to buy scheme for council house tenants, the best of the council house stock was bought up. Some neighbourhoods underwent much improvement as previous tenants became more committed within the communities and new pride in their homes […]

Hometrack: House Price Growth Slows Further In June

Published on 28/06/2010 By Tomas

Source – iMarketNews.com LONDON (MNI) – Growth in UK house asking prices slowed further in June, rising only 0.1% month on month and up 2.1% year on year, housing market intelligence company Hometrack said. In May, prices had risen by 0.2% and by 2.0% on the year. Growth in demand, in terms of new buyers […]