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Four Milton Keynes estates earmarked for homeless housing

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

Sites in the middle of four city estates have been identified for the first batches of cheap modular housing to accommodate homeless people.

Source: Milton Keynes Citizen

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CIH: Inaugural Savills Housing Sector Survey finds focus on social rents

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

More than 90% of housing associations say their number one priority is providing discounted rental properties.

Source: 24 Housing

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Council to sell homes on the open market

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

Bristol City Council is set to build and sell houses on the private market for the first time, paving the way for a new council housing company.

Source: LocalGov

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Steep fall in high-rise fires in seven years before Grenfell Tower blaze

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

Not including the west London tragedy, there were 47 fire-related fatalities in high-rises since 2009.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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PDF: Multihousing 2017 - PRS Research

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

The proportion of households living in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) has doubled in the last 10 years or so, and it is expected to continue to grow – by the end of 2021 nearly one in four households will be living in the PRS.

Source: Knight Frank

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Lister: HCA will be 'aggressive' in land market

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) should aggressively purchase land, beating off competition from social landlords if necessary, the chair of the organisation has said.

Source: Inside Housing (register)

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The Housing Heroes Awards 2017 - Winners

28 June 2017, 8:00 am

The Housing Heroes Awards give you the chance to recognise the hard work of your people. Many of the awards celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the housing world with categories for everything from frontline teams to campaigning tenants.

Source: The Housing Heroes Awards

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Thousands more people should be evacuated from tower blocks while cladding is tested, housing minister Alok Sharma says

27 June 2017, 8:00 am

Thousands more residents in high-rise blocks should be evacuated if necessary to keep them safe even before tests on cladding come back, the housing minister said today.

Source: London Evening Standard

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Cheap rent and no dodgy landlords: What it’s like living in a housing co-op

27 June 2017, 8:00 am

With the average rent in Britain being around £900-a-month, people are looking for new options.

Source: Metro

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Pensioner from Dines Green. Worcester, wins decade-long battle with Fortis over TV aerial

26 June 2017, 8:00 am

The row erupted in 2006 when Worcester Community Housing, now Fortis Living, told residents in her maisonette that a new communal aerial connection would have to be installed because of the digital switchover.

Source: Ledbury Reporter

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