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Some of what I want

    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.

Rent Matters – but not to Social Enterprises.

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

Housing professionals don’t live round here

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

Ombudsman settles for quiet life

                                              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.

Freeholders want to be Freeloaders

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