While i would agree some houses are below the standard, the housing act of 2012 being forced upon councils to repair and bring up to date the housing stock, councils are finding it very hard to build new affordable housing.
On the other hand housing assocations are building affordable homes, part owneship or to rent and are getting praise for helping in the communitys while our councils are getting none,it appears through media coverage of such articls the government want rid of the housing stock and go RSL or housing assocations who charge in the region of £15 a week more than your average council house.
Up and down the country housing assocations ,well some have gained control of the market and run down the housing stock to a degree that the only option is to bulldose the estates then sell the land for a new supermarket, homeless and back to the council waiting list,farnbourgh is a fine example how housing assocations work, again not all housing assocations are the same, but most are in it for the money
How can our councils be expected to build new homes when they have to meet the 2012 housing act,and half the government claw back a percentage of the rent revenues, the government should give more money to build to the council , and not support the private sector.
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