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Autumn Statement: Comment From Yorkshire Housing
Yorkshire Housing, one of the region's leading housing associations, has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to provide an additional £1.4bn of funding to build 40,000 new affordable homes.…
photo - John Keogh

Cyclist Honoured With New Street


A new council housing development in Harworth, near Doncaster, has paid tribute to one of the town's former sporting superstars by naming a new road after him.

Tom Simpson grew up in Harworth and…

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Thu 27th Oct, 2016 | 11:01am

Searching For A New Home In Harrogate? You'll Be Spoilt For Choice!

Redrow's Henley house design, among the Heritage Collection homes available at Devonshire Gardens
Redrow's Henley house design, among the Heritage Collection homes available at Devonshire Gardens
HARROGATE homebuyers who love period style features but want all the mod cons of a brand new home, can now choose from two contrasting collections at Devonshire Gardens.

If you're in the market…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 2:11pm

Construction Fall Signals Need For Government Investment, Says TUC

photo - subflux
photo - subflux
Commenting on new figures on the UK building sector published today (Monday) by Markit, which show the biggest decline in construction activity in seven years, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Mon 4th Jul, 2016 | 3:42pm

Judgment Paves Way To Build More Homes On Small Sites


Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis hailed a judgment that paves the way for more housebuilding on smaller sites and that will get homes built more easily.

The Court of Appeal decision…

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Thu 12th May, 2016 | 9:59am

Affordable Insurance For Flood Risk Areas

photo - Jason
photo - Jason
Rachael Maskell MP for York Central welcomes the new reinsurance scheme, Flood Re, which will enable insurers to offer competitive premiums and lower excesses to high flood risk homes across the…

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Mon 4th Apr, 2016 | 12:19pm

80% Fear Future Generations Will Never Have A 'Forever Home'

photo - Diana Parkhouse
photo - Diana Parkhouse
A staggering 80% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber fear it will be impossible for future generations to have a home to settle down in, new research by housing and homelessness charity Shelter…

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Wed 23rd Mar, 2016 | 8:00am

Budget Commentary - Property

photo - John Keogh
photo - John Keogh
Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (14-17 April 2016, NEC, Birmingham) says:

A tax on house purchase is a tax on house building too and could perversely…

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Wed 16th Mar, 2016 | 8:00pm

Help To Buy Creates Surge In New Homes Built And Bought

photo - John Keogh
photo - John Keogh
82% of buyers would not have been able to buy without the scheme
43% additional new homes built as a direct result of Help to Buy equity loan
no evidence of Help to Buy driving up house…

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Mon 15th Feb, 2016 | 12:13pm

Boosting Productivity In Rural Areas

A Yorkshire village - photo Malcolm Gardner
A Yorkshire village - photo Malcolm Gardner
Rural entrepreneurs and housebuilders in England will have the opportunity to provide ideas on how the planning system can better support rural life, making it simpler for them to expand their…

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Thu 11th Feb, 2016 | 5:10pm

5 Million Cash For Councils To Stop Rogue Landlords

Photo - Ell Brown
Photo - Ell Brown
Councils across the country are to receive a £5 million cash boost to tackle rogue landlords in their area, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced today (22 January 2016).

Forty-eight…

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Fri 22nd Jan, 2016 | 9:42am

More Than 56,000 New Homeowners Across The Country


New figures today (22 Septemebr 2016) show more than 312,000 households have now benefited from government-backed home ownership schemes including Right to Buy, Help to Buy and Help to Buy: Shared…

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Thu 22nd Sep, 2016 | 3:06pm

Rural Housing Week

Miners Cottages Rosedale
Miners Cottages Rosedale
Is community-led housing the answer to the need for more decent affordable homes in rural areas?

Rural Housing Week shines a spotlight on the need for more affordable, good quality housing across…

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Mon 11th Jul, 2016 | 8:57am

Challenges Facing Renters In Buying First Home

Moving in! - photo WordRidden
Moving in! - photo WordRidden
New research has highlighted the challenges facing renters as they strive to become homeowners for the first time.

The annual First Time Buyers research from the Banks found that 64% of aspiring…

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Tue 17th May, 2016 | 3:08pm

Empty Homes Reach All Time Low


New figures show that the number of empty homes is now at its lowest level since records began. This equates to a drop of over a third from 318,642 in 2004 to 203,596 in 2015.

Figures also show an…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 6:00pm

1 New Home In 5 To Be A Starter Home

photo - Lydia
photo - Lydia
Housing sites of 10 homes or more will have to make 1 home in 5 a starter home under government proposals just published, helping more people realise their ambition of owning their own home.

The…

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Tue 29th Mar, 2016 | 12:57pm

Chancellor's Silence On Housing Cements Five Years Of Failure, Says Shadow Minister

George Osborne - photo HM Treasury
George Osborne - photo HM Treasury
The Chancellor's silence on housing in the Budget is a "huge let-down," after "five years of failure," the Shadow Housing Minister has said. With homelessness on the rise and a generation of young…

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Thu 17th Mar, 2016 | 10:22am

Tenants Unable To Join Right To Buy Scheme

photo - I See Modern Britain
photo - I See Modern Britain
Less than one in 10 housing association tenants are likely to buy their home under the new right-to-buy scheme, a landmark survey has suggested.

Sheffield Hallam University researchers quizzed…

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Thu 25th Feb, 2016 | 1:36pm

UK Construction Industry Back In Recession, Warns TUC

photo - subflux
photo - subflux
Commenting on today's (Friday) figures from the Office for National Statistics, which confirm that construction output fell into recession again over the second half of 2015, TUC General Secretary…

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Fri 12th Feb, 2016 | 8:00pm

Property Fraud Line Helps Thousands In Its First Three Years

photo - I See Modern Britain
photo - I See Modern Britain
Alasdair Lewis, Director of Legal Services, said:

"Since we launched our property fraud line, property-owners have become more aware of the risk of someone stealing their identity in order to…

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Tue 2nd Feb, 2016 | 2:55pm

Council Reminds Flood-Hit Homeowners To Employ Reputable Trades People

photo - Gillie Rhodes
photo - Gillie Rhodes
City of York Council is reminding homeowners to make sure they employ reputable trades people to repair and re-decorate their flood-hit homes.

There are some tell-tale signs which can help spot…

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Fri 8th Jan, 2016 | 8:25pm

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