With an 18% increase in rents since 2014 rent regulations need to be implemented. This high rate of rent rise has caught the headlines, and The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 broadcasted their piece on 22nd January at 10pm. Did you hear it? If not, here’s the audio clip…
This week launches the consultation to help develop the Brighton & Hove City Council’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy. They aim to “make sure no-one has the need to sleep rough in Brighton & Hove by 2020.”
To comment, please visit the Council’s Consultation Portal at
http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/portal by the end of December.
It is very important that we all have a say in how the new policy is formed!
An article in The Guardian this month points out that councils are paying private landlords up to £4,000 to house tenants.
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….for those with seemingly no ethics apart from making money from property and others’ misery – what an exciting crowd they must be!
The Property Award event takes place on 21st April in London, but those of with high ethical standards, respect for human dignity and human rights we will be taking mass action against the Property Developers (fun?!) party.
Find the details of the mass action here >>
Dominic and Kinga Fryd live in a rented property, only to have the landlord remove the bathroom and kitchen. Read more here >>
Extending Right to Buy is wrong
“….As a Conservative minister recently said to me “getting a housing association tenancy in my constituency is like finding the golden ticket. The quality and price is so much better than anything in the private sector.” She’s quite right. But according to the reports in the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, the Conservatives are proposing that the discount offered to housing association tenants of up to 30% would be covered by taxpayers. That’s right. My young friends and all the private renters living in the minister’s constituency, and all the rest of us, would pay for some lucky tenants to be gifted homes that had been built and maintained for the benefit of the community…..”
By David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation