Faversham Community Land Trust

The Times view on Britain’s dire housing crisis: No Plan

In a leading article in The Times on November 9th the paper asserted that "Politicians must finally make the housing market a priority" A remarkable letter from a banker and a campaigning NGO followed.~

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Housebuilders cut new housing to prop up prices.

The National House Building Council (NHBC) provides new home warranties and insurance and covers between 70 and 80% of all new homes built in the UK. The NHBC reports that the number of new homes registered fell by 53 per cent in the third quarter of this year compared to the same three-month period in […]

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Don’t blame Nimbys for the housing crisis

YouGov polling reveals that 69% would support an increase in the proportion of affordable homes being built, but only 15% are opposed. Ant Breach, of think tank Centre for Cities argues that “Housing has got to the point now where it isn’t just a housing issue, it’s a massive drag on the state and public […]

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The English rental market isn’t just cracked, it’s falling down

New research from the property tax consultancy Cornerstone Tax finds that a staggering 19% of renters have had to move at least five times in five years through no fault of their own, because of rising rents or landlords selling up. You can pay your rent religiously on time, turn a blind eye to all the repairs […]

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Builders press the government not to abandon green policies

The Guardian reports that construction companies have collectively written to the government to warn against postponing and weakening green policies which harms investment and causes hardship for many. Policies essential to “make upgrading Britain’s homes affordable”. Despite donations from housebuilders to the Tory Party building firms have written to the PM urging him to reinstate […]

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Quarter of UK private renters spending over 40% of income on housing amid warning people are ‘trapped in poverty’

England worst place in developed world to find housing, says report Quarter of UK private renters spending over 40% of income on housing amid warning people are ‘trapped in poverty’ Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Thu 5 Oct 2023 00.01 BST "England is now “the most difficult place to find a home in the developed world”, […]

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Renting: Average home now has 25 tenants wanting to view

"In 2019, there were typically six telephone or email requests to see each place. That had risen to 20 by this spring, and five months on it is 25. Agents described the mismatch between demand and supply as "just crazy". It comes as the average advertised rent for a new let outside of London has risen […]

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Social Housing

Peter Spring kindly transcribed a piece from BBC Radio 4's More Less on Social Housing, it is still available on Sounds “More or Less” broadcast at 9am on Wednesday 20 September, presenter Tim Hardord, fact-checked Rachel Maclean, Minister of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities claim on 7 February 2023 that […]

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Barnardo’s says the rise in ‘bed poverty’ reflects growing levels of destitution following soaring food or gas bills

More than 1 million children in UK sleep on floor or share bed, study finds Barnardo’s says the rise in ‘bed poverty’ reflects growing levels of destitution following soaring food or gas bills Patrick Butler Fri 29 Sep 2023 08.00 BST "More than a million children in the UK either sleep on the floor or […]

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Home Builders Federation

More than 70% of the public believe Government is responsible for fixing the country’s shortage of homes yet fewer than 1 in 5 think politicians truly understand the challenges facing young people trying to get on the property ladder, a new survey finds. The research, published by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), shows 68% of people […]

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