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Ashford Borough Council has granted planning approval for a development of 160 homes on the former West Kent College campus site in Jemmett Road, Ashford.

 
 
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Councils are desperately crying out for more genuinely affordable homes to help them meet local housing need, with many describing the situation as ‘severe’, according to a new report.

 
 
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Gross mortgage lending reached £18.4bn in April, down on the total for March, but up on the same period last year, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

 
 
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Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, has become one of the approved contractors, for providing passive fire safety services, as part of the Fusion21’s national compliance and facilities management’ framework agreement.

 
 
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House prices continue to be buoyed up by demand, according to the latest House Price Index from Rightmove, with prices showing their fifth consecutive monthly rise.

 
 
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Safe as houses: Lone worker safety

Getting out into the local neighbourhood is an integral part of a housing provider’s day-to-day operations but while most are on top of staff safety in the office are they doing enough to protect employees when they are out and about? By Michelle Gordon

 
 
 

Work has completed on eight council properties in York aimed at tenants who are looking to downsize.

 
 
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Rent Arrears: The human element

Everything is digital these days, even rent arrears. So what role can software play in helping landlords fulfil both their social – and their commercial – purpose by identifying at-risk tenants? Quite a lot, apparently. By Mark Cantrell

 
 
 

A £5.8 million deal to build 43 affordable homes in Mons Hill, Dudley, has been signed off by Midland Heart. 

 
 
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Geeta Nanda OBE is to succeed Brian Johnson as the chief executive of Metropolitan, the organisation has announced.

 

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