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Popular support for social house building

02/09/2014 9:27 am

Only 15% of people are opposed to more social housing being built in the UK, a left-leaning thinktank has found.

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Government u-turns on office-to-resi refusal

02/09/2014 2:08 pm

The government has overturned its decision to refuse a London borough an exemption from planning laws which make it easier to convert offices to homes.

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Landlord rapped by watchdog for hospital facility

02/09/2014 2:56 pm

Housing association Midland Heart has been forced to improve a hospital facility after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found it was not meeting ‘essential standards of quality and safety’.

Housing association evictions increase

Evictions by housing associations surge 18.6%

02/09/2014 1:56 pm

Evictions of housing association tenants in England increased 18.6% last year, suggesting landlords are toughening up their procedures in the midst of welfare reform.

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