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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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Should landlords who buy empty homes be exempt from stamp duty?

27 February, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing has called on the government to make landlords who buy empty homes (to bring them back into use) exempt from paying stamp duty. In its submission to George Osborne, ahead of next month’s budget, the CIH has called on the government to offer an incentive to purchasers to bring back
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Ghost streets can be revived via networking

04 January, 20133 Comments
As work begins on a £14m plan to restore 200 empty homes in Lancashire, Landlord Referencing Services believe that it has the exact tool needed to get the thousands of empty homes right across the UK back into habitable order, at no cost at all. There are thought to be around 850,000 empty homes in
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