housing

The state of Scotland’s housing market in four charts

Image copyright PA A roof over your head is among the most basic of needs but for a growing numbers of Scots it is one which is getting harder to satisfy. Soaring private rents, long…


‘Micro-homes could solve’ London’s housing crisis

Image copyright The Collective Image caption More Londoners are comfortable with living in smaller apartments, a report claims Living in micro-homes could “expand choice” for young professionals and help tackle London’s housing crisis, a report…


Banner protest over housing extensions in Tregarthen

Image copyright Greg Martin/Cornwall Live Image caption Courtney and Fiona Lytton claim they have been let down by the planning system A couple has put up banners in their garden with pictures of their neighbours…


Housing market outlook worst ‘for 20 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Surveyors and estate agents reckon the housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors…


Alexys Brown death: Housing and lift firms fined £1.5m

Image copyright Brown family Image caption Alexys Brown was pronounced dead at hospital after being freed from the lift by firefighters Two companies have been fined a total of £1.5m following the death of a…


Councillor ‘played game on mobile’ in Teignbridge housing debate

Image copyright Val Haynes Image caption Conservative Councillor Charlie Dennis was photographed by campaigners from the public gallery A “brazen” councillor “should be sacked” for playing a game on his mobile phone during a controversial…


Stuart Burrell: Housing manager defrauded council to help vulnerable

Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Stuart Burrell had not benefitted personally for his crimes, the court heard A council housing manager defrauded his employers of £300,000 to help “vulnerable” people because he felt guilty,…


UK ‘needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images/Matt Cardy Image caption The government says it plans to build 250,000 homes by 2022 The UK must build three million new social homes over 20 years to solve the “housing crisis”,…


Greater Manchester: New homes plan to tackle ‘housing crisis’

Image copyright Alistair Chapman Image caption People concerned about green belt development and the affordability of homes marched against previous plans More than 50,000 affordable homes will be built in Greater Manchester by 2038 under…


Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS

Image caption Surveyors like Mark Hunter say Brexit will effect confidence for a while to come Uncertainty and gloom about Brexit are likely to hit the UK housing market well into next year, surveyors believe….


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