Housing

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Woman dying of lung disease ‘caused by mould’ urges action on rogue landlords
Tenant, who is suing landlord in test case, calls on government to back renters in claiming damages

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Tories are tearing themselves apart over housing – but this is another crisis of their own making | John Harris
Twelve years of decaying public services mean any sensible conversation about much-needed new housing is impossible, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

27, Nov, 2022 @12:45 PM

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Poor Awaab Ishak died of mould in his home. Take it from me, this tragedy could happen again | Richard Blakeway
I grieved for Awaab’s family, but it also pains me that so many others are in terrible situations, says housing ombudsman Richard Blakeway

Richard Blakeway

25, Nov, 2022 @3:08 PM

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‘People are living in vans’: Porthmadog considers vexed issue of second homes
As final vote on raising council tax to tackle homelessness looms, some worry tourism will be affected if people sell up

Steven Morris

25, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Demand for rental homes in UK up by 23% in a year, as rents hit record high
Competition among tenants for properties intensified by potential buyers delaying plans and lower supply of smaller homes

Julia Kollewe

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Family of boy who died from mould in flat call for housing board to resign
Awaab Ishak’s family say they have no confidence in the board of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @6:07 PM

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More homeless people are dying in the UK – we have a solution, so why aren’t we acting on it? | Daniel Lavelle and Simon Hattenstone
During the pandemic the government housed rough sleepers and gave them tailored support, until it came to an abrupt end, say Daniel Lavelle and Simon Hattenstone

Daniel Lavelle and Simon Hattenstone

24, Nov, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Tens of thousands of homes unsafe, says Michael Gove
Levelling up secretary’s comments come days after coroner said death of toddler Awaab Ishak was caused by exposure to mould

Geneva Abdul

24, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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New Zealand, particularly vulnerable to a housing crash, tightens its belt as rates soar
New Zealand’s reserve bank delivered its largest rate hike in history on Wednesday, piling pressure on the country’s homeowners

Tess McClure in Auckland

24, Nov, 2022 @2:37 AM

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Michael Gove cuts funding to Rochdale housing association where child died
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing criticised after Awaab Ishak died from black mould exposure

Jessica Elgot

24, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Rebel Tories expect concessions from Sunak to pass levelling up bill
Prime minister may be forced to scrap local housing targets to avoid relying on Labour votes

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

23, Nov, 2022 @8:07 PM

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Housesitting is a great way to travel and save | Letter
Letter: Gordon Cooper decided to take up housesitting after retiring 10 years ago and has never looked back

23, Nov, 2022 @5:29 PM

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