Housing

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‘The house blew up in seconds’: how a gas blast affected one Welsh family
The smell was not overpowering when Jess Williams returned home before an explosion that led to 70% burns

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Risk of deadly gas blasts rising as cash-strapped UK homeowners skip checks
HSE finds almost one in three not booking annual gas safety checks due to cost of living crisis

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘The property market is disgraceful’: why bosses are renting homes to staff
Some bosses are taking action amid claims sites such as Airbnb are pricing workers out of housing

Suzanne Bearne

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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No 10 considers 50-year mortgages that could pass down generations
Cautious welcome for idea to tackle housing crisis but experts warn of risks to those inheriting

Peter Walker and Robert Booth

01, Jul, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Fifty-year home loans would get more on ladder but come with risks
Analysis: longer mortgages would unlock the bind many renters find themselves in but could be expensive

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @9:30 PM

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The damaging policy of Britain’s right-to-buy policy | Letters
Letters: Readers on how the disappearance of quality social housing has left families and communities in crisis

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Peabody Trust accused of failing to offer tenants suitable alternative homes
Nineteen tenants living in south London estate that is being demolished say homes offered to them are unaffordable and too far away

Matthew Weaver

30, Jun, 2022 @3:21 PM

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Houses for ‘ghosts’: ONS overestimated growth in many areas, census suggests
Population growth overestimated in some areas and underestimated in others, data from 2021 census suggests

Robert Booth and Caelainn Barr

29, Jun, 2022 @4:10 PM

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From Thatcher to Johnson: how right to buy has fuelled a 40-year housing crisis
Ever since the 80s Tory leaders have dreamed of creating a ‘property-owning democracy’. But selling off social housing has left millions of Britons in grotty privately rented accommodation

Lynsey Hanley

29, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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If you think Denmark is all Borgen and social equality, take a look at its awful ‘ghetto’ law | Hettie O'Brien
The eviction of ‘non-western’ housing estate residents shows the darker side of so-called social harmony, says writer and Guardian assistant Opinion editor Hettie O’Brien

Hettie O'Brien

27, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I wouldn’t have the money to pay a lawyer’: tenants left without means to sue rogue landlords
New rules on fixed recoverable legal costs mean solicitors will no longer be able to afford to take on housing cases

Hannah Fearn

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Average price for US homes hits record high in May despite rise in interest rates
But sales have fallen to slowest pace since June 2020, near start of pandemic, and demand for homes still outstrip supply

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Jun, 2022 @4:20 PM

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