Posts Tagged ‘shelter’

More than 700 promised social homes in Kensington and Chelsea lost due to loophole exploited by big developers

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

New research from Shelter reveals that a legal loophole has been used by housing developers to avoid building 706 social homes in Kensington and Chelsea (more…)

Over a quarter of a million families forced into debt from moving home so often

Friday, September 8th, 2017

A staggering 250,000 private renting families in England are becoming burdened with serious debt because they have to move house so frequently, according to Shelter. (more…)

Phantom Homes: Nearly one in three houses don’t get built despite being given go-ahead

Friday, July 7th, 2017

New research by the housing charity Shelter, shows developer profits soar while housing system fails families (more…)

3.8 Million Families Are One Pay Cheque From Housing Misery

Monday, April 14th, 2014

According to the homeless charity Shelter, there are 3.8 million families in the UK that are just one pay cheque away from the start of a slippery slope to homelessness. (more…)

Average Earners Need £29k Pay Rise To Keep Up With House Prices

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Average earners in England would need to more than double their annual salary just to keep up with out of control house prices, new research by Shelter shows. (more…)

One In Eleven Brits Facing Rent Or Mortgage Trouble This January

Monday, January 6th, 2014

One in eleven people in Britain fear they won't be able to afford their rent or mortgage at the end of this month, according to new research from Shelter. (more…)

Homelessness in 2011 up 14% on 2010

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The number of household applicants owed a main homelessness duty rose from 42,400 in 2010 to 48,510 in 2011. That equates to an increase of over 14% in a year. (more…)

Private rents unaffordable in 55% of UK local authority areas

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

In its first ‘Private Rent Watch’ report the housing Charity Shelter says that 55% of local authority areas have a median private rent for a two bedroom house that is more than 35% of median take home pay. (more…)

Shelter survey gives stark warning

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This survey by Shelter should send out a very sobering message to the government, to the banks that rely on the repayment of debt and to those that still rely on the housing market for a living. (more…)

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