Victory for housing association tenants after segregation row | Cities

Victory for housing association tenants after segregation row | Cities

Residents in west London who have been blocked for the past two years from using communal gardens on a multi-million pound development in west London have now been given access after a Guardian investigation. Last month Guardian Cities reported that disabled children and former Grenfell residents are among social and affordable housing residents who have […]

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WeWork founder Adam Neumann loses multibillionaire status | Business

WeWork founder Adam Neumann loses multibillionaire status | Business

The WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has been stripped of his multibillionaire status as it has emerged that losses at the UK subsidiaries of the embattled office space company soared 10-fold to £76m last year. Neumann, who last month stepped down as chief executive of WeWork following its botched attempt to list on the US stock […]

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Now is the time for the government to increase the supply of homes | Larry Elliott | Business

Now is the time for the government to increase the supply of homes | Larry Elliott | Business

For anybody who has their home on the market, the news from the Halifax that property prices fell in September would not have come as an earth-shattering surprise. Perhaps more of a shock is that the UK’s biggest mortgage lender is still reporting that prices are up on the year, albeit modestly. It certainly doesn’t […]

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Why WeWork's problems have London landlords fretting | Business

Why WeWork’s problems have London landlords fretting | Business

At the UK headquarters of office space company WeWork, the skateboard half-pipe is empty, the arcade machines aren’t in use and the DJ turntables are motionless. It could be because it’s 11am on a grey weekday in London, or it could be because this fast-growing company has suddenly found itself in crisis mode. Having ejected […]

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Network Rail failed railway arch tenants in £1.5bn sale, say MPs | Business

Network Rail failed railway arch tenants in £1.5bn sale, say MPs | Business

Network Rail failed to act in the interests of tenants and the taxpayer when it sold off £1.5bn of railway arches, sacrificing an important asset for short-term gain, according to MPs. A critical report from the public accounts committee has found that the controversial sale of thousands of arches will also mean future tenants have […]

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Tenants complain over housing association’s ‘abysmal’ service | Money

Tenants complain over housing association’s ‘abysmal’ service | Money

I have part ownership of a flat at an L&Q development, Harrington Court in north London. Since moving in two years ago with my young family, we have experienced mismanagement of the estate and abysmal customer service from L&Q. Tenants have endured leaking roofs, falling roof tiles, incorrectly fitted floor tiles and poorly installed plumbing. […]

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Push review – a whirlwind tour of rocketing rents and personal tragedy | Art and design

Push review – a whirlwind tour of rocketing rents and personal tragedy | Art and design

‘I don’t believe that capitalism itself is hugely problematic,” says Leilani Farha, as she marches along a pavement in Harlem, New York. The UN’s special rapporteur on adequate housing is on her way to visit a sprawling low-income housing project that was recently acquired by a private equity fund, leading to massive rent hikes and […]

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Bovis makes £1.1bn bid for Galliford Try's housebuilding arm | Business

Bovis makes £1.1bn bid for Galliford Try’s housebuilding arm | Business

Bovis Homes has revived talks to buy Galliford Try’s housing businesses after improving its potential bid to almost £1.1bn and adding cash to the proposed deal. The companies have agreed basic terms of a transaction that would more than double Bovis’s housebuilding operation and expand its affordable homes operation. Bovis expects to pay Galliford £675m […]

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Green belt to be destroyed for homes 'which won't be needed' | UK news

Green belt to be destroyed for homes ‘which won’t be needed’ | UK news

Swathes of green belt in the heart of England have been earmarked for new homes for people who may never exist, in a trend fuelled by the drive to double housebuilding, campaigners have warned. Fields bordering ancient woodlands are among more than a dozen sites, around Coventry, which have been released from anti-sprawl protections. They […]

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Trump firm pledges to fund new school as part of luxury housing deal | UK news

Trump firm pledges to fund new school as part of luxury housing deal | UK news

The Trump Organization has promised to fund a new school and a health centre in order to win permission for a luxury housing estate near Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort. The local council’s head of infrastructure, Stephen Archer, recommended councillors approve plans from Trump Golf Scotland to build 550 luxury homes and holiday villas in […]

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