Monthly Archives: March 2015

EMPTY council homes … over £1 million down the drain

EMPTY council homes … over £1 million down the drain   As predicted by Defend Council Housing the rental income loss on empty (void) properties as topped £1 million this year.   FACT: For the financial year at end of … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK What Future for Council Housing?

What Future for Council Housing? Council Housing and the housing crisis   A book by Martin Wicks   There is much debate about the acute housing crisis in Britain though it is mostly the voices of housing professionals and academics … Continue reading

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Councillor Markham gets her facts wrong again!

Councillor Markham gets her facts wrong again! She is quoted “The maximum discount available for council tenants who are eligible to buy their homes is £77,000 across the UK. FACT: The maximum discount is £77,000 across England, except in London … Continue reading

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How do we end homlessness?

How do we stop people falling out of the system into homelessness and destitution?   Can we recognise the role of housing costs in feeding the growth in working age poverty?   How do we provide additional social housing without … Continue reading

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Rent loss due to empty homes will top £1 million?

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Passing on personal information to Credit ratings agency Experian.

Northampton Borough Council are considering joining the Rental Exchange initiative which would mean passing on personal information to Credit ratings agency Experian. Under the Rental Exchange initiative, Experian will collect information including tenants’ names addreses and rent payments to create … Continue reading

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Five kinds of tenancy that Northampton Borough Council operates

As life for people seems to get less secure for us all, Northampton DCH have decided to add our pennies worth to the debate Council Tenants have always been seen as lucky by having the strongest security of tenancy in … Continue reading

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