Being honest I find the news here and elsewhere very depressing. So my thoughts have turned to Christmas which, as they say, is a time for giving. Not having a lot to give I have decided to move into receiving mode. Obviously there are a lot of people queuing up to give me things.
Two things happened last week that that caught my attention. Firstly The Guardian reported on 18th November 2014 : The average house price in England and Wales is now just £3,500 off the peak of November 2007 thanks largely to a property price surge in London last month, according to the Land Registry. The August
In my small block of flats the most common thing that needs periodic attention is to change the light bulb in the stairwell. For many years we paid our rent and when required rang to say ” can we have a new light bulb, please ?” Out the electrician would come and replace our light bulb.
I’m a social housing tenant and very pleased to be one. I am always amazed that others do not wish to join me and badger politicians to provide more and extend their availability to make it a proper lifestyle choice. I realize, that since Michael Heseltine set out to destroy Council Housing in 1980 with
Dr Mike Biles I first published this article on 27th October. Lo and behold the title was spot on as Mike Biles announced on 28th October that he will be leaving his job.
Did you see the piece on the BBC where freeholders suddenly found out the responsibility that goes with that status ? An ancient law which can force homeowners to pay for their local church’s repairs is blighting properties and depressing house sales, say campaigners. But what is chancel repair liability and what is the best
Housing Associations commonly register as Charities, but what charitable work do they undertake to warrant this status ? This is intentionally blank !