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We need to build affordable homes now

This week I went to London to lobby government ministers for more powers to tackle the housing crisis in the city and our region. We need the power to bring forward new sites, draw in new funding, and co-ordinate work to build more affordable homes for rent or to buy. 495 more words


Ireland's Housing Crisis

‘Housing crisis’ has become part of Irish vocabulary in the last couple of years. But what are people talking about when they use the phrase? 4,233 more words


More Reasons for Private Rented Sector to be Scared

The Department for Communities and Local Government and Housing Minster, Brandon Lewis MP have played another “blinder” and hammered home yet another nail in the coffin for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the form of “Pay to Stay”. 255 more words


My Generation? The Use and Abuse of Generational Labelling By Adriana Soaita (University of St Andrews) & Beverley Searle (University of Dundee)

The ‘Lost Generation’, ‘Baby-Boomers’ and now ‘Generation Rent’ are popular labels attached to groups of people who are deemed to share particular social experiences. Such labels not only confuse distinct demographic, sociological and genealogical concepts but uncritically cast generational winners or losers. 945 more words

Housing Inequalities

Shock as landlord MP exploits position as MP to block further landlord regulation

Observers of the second reading of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill were shocked that Tory MP Philip Davies – himself an ‘accidental’ landlord… 374 more words

UK Housing

Surge in Saviour Semantics Suggests Sanitary Success

Following Shelter’s latest research that almost half a million private rented homes – equivalent to one in nine – suffered from vermin infestations last year, the Government are stepping in to have a couple of words with the private rented sector…words set to mitigate Shelter’s concerns entirely. 345 more words

UK Housing

The Property Revolution; Buildings, Spaces + People.

The fundamental purpose of most buildings is to accommodate people. But are buildings really focused on people or value? Look back ten years and the world of UK property was, by and large, pretty mundane in terms of buildings being delivered I think. 16 more words