Social housing

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Social housing tenants warned of ‘play ban’ for children in London site’s shared spaces
Families in multimillion-pound One Tower Bridge development told games breached tenancy agreements

Harriet Grant

02, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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‘The council tenants weren’t going to be allowed back’: how Britain’s ‘ugliest building’ was gentrified
The east London brutalist landmark Balfron Tower was conceived as the perfect neighbourhood in the sky by its Marxist architect. Now its flats are being sold as ‘trophy properties’

Oliver Wainwright

26, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Stripped back’: how a cattle farm became a sustainable coastal community
Innovative builders and architects are leading a revolution in socially and environmentally aware housing across regional Australia

Maddie Thomas

18, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Property porn’: is TV’s obsession with home buying fuelling the UK’s housing crisis?
Despite an unprecedented crisis in home ownership, shows like Location, Location, Location and Grand Designs are seemingly neverending. Might they be to blame for skyrocketing prices?

Vicky Spratt

13, Jul, 2022 @2:48 PM

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‘No place for them’: the rental and social housing crisis in the bush
Tamworth has never been a high-demand area for social housing, but many locals are being pushed to the edge

Tom Plevey

08, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Social housing tenant forced to cook in living room amid Victoria’s ‘broken’ complaints system, report says
Investigation recommends the state creates dedicated social housing ombudsman and makes law changes

Luke Henriques-Gomes and Benita Kolovos

07, Jul, 2022 @2:02 AM

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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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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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Right to buy will worsen Britain’s lack of affordable homes | Letters
Letters: Extending the scheme to housing association tenants is unworkable, says Angharad Lewis, while Cyril Bezant worries about the shrinking social housing stock. Plus letters from Ian Fraser, Arthur Cross and Billy McDougall

Letters

13, Jun, 2022 @4:25 PM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson and housing: old and failed answers | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister’s attempt to relaunch his leadership after the confidence vote only exhibited the same old failings

Editorial

09, Jun, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Right to buy put homes in the hands of landlords. Rehashing it will do the same | Bob Kerslake
Rather than revive the policy that lost 40% of council homes to private rentals, Johnson should build more affordable housing, says Peabody housing association chair, Bob Kerslake

Bob Kerslake

09, Jun, 2022 @1:04 PM

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How do we fix the UK housing crisis?
Experts give six ways of tackling the biggest problems

Hilary Osborne, Pamela Duncan and Lydia McMullan

09, Jun, 2022 @7:40 AM

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