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Housing isn't merely an investment opportunity but it is where people live

Over the last couple of weeks I have written a lot about affordable rents, about “truly affordable rents”, social rents, etc. I have mentioned social landlords, social housing, housing associations, and so on. 66 more words


The OBR and Welfare and Housing Benefit Spending Trends

The intrinsic difficulties facing agencies tasked to produce reliable forecasts for future years spend and caseload across different policies, are well known and understood. In the present debate over how future cuts in welfare spending will be achieved and the all too frequent implementation gap between planned savings and actual outturn spend, a degree of skepticism about deliverability is appropriate (before we get to questions of desirability or otherwise). 819 more words


A future government must invest in homes with social rents

Today I am at the Homes for Britain Rally in Westminster. The theme is the need for more homes. We can all agree on that. I have said on this blog over the years that we need to build, build, build. 396 more words


Aylesbury estate: march for decent homes

There was a good turnout on a noisy march in protest at the demolition of the Aylesbury estate in the heart of the London Borough of Southwark on Saturday 14 March 2015. 323 more words


It's a strange state of affairs where some social landlords aren't interested in social housing

Yesterday I wrote about affordability in housing, and how the use of the word ‘affordable’ has been so corrupted in recent times, meaning rents at 80% of the market average. 234 more words


14 Mar 2015 (AFR) - Investor assumptions rend asunder - Plunging rents a worry for property investors

(14 March 2015, AFR, p29, by Duncan Hughes )

‘Rents are falling faster than house prices in one-time boom residential property markets, creating a “draconian ┬ádilemma” for investors of over-priced properties as well as massive over-supply. 44 more words

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Rent drops for HDB 3 Rm and 4 Rm in February

February rents for HDB flats were lower than in January, according SRX Property data.
Rents dropped 0.3% in February compared to January 2015. Three-room flats rents dropped 0.8% and 4-room flats 0.6%. 127 more words

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