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Downturn 'good' For Social Housing - David Orr, Ceo Of National Housing Federation

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After the removal of hundreds of 000s of council houses from the rented sector due to the right to buy scheme, it looks like housing associations may be waiting to pounce and snap up 'distressed' flat sales to create a whole new 'social' housing boom!

David Orr says in a BBC interview:

The downturn in the housing market is proving good news for housing associations. It is allowing them to buy newly built properties that developers can no longer sell privately. John Andrew reports and David Orr is chief executive of the National Housing Federation. Link to BBC R4 interview.

Wouldn't you be really pi$$ed off if you were one of the few to have bought a yuppie riverside flat for big bucks, only to see most of the rest of them filled with students, asylum seekers, benefits claimants, etc. etc! Or to have your quiet residential area filled with the above after the original planning permission clearly said 'luxury flats for professional people'!

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Wouldn't you be really pi$$ed off if you were one of the few to have bought a yuppie riverside flat for big bucks, only to see most of the rest of them filled with students, asylum seekers, benefits claimants, etc. etc! Or to have your quiet residential area filled with the above after the original planning permission clearly said 'luxury flats for professional people'!

What would the problem be? You could always sell it :lol::lol::lol:

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Am I correct in remembering someone from a HA saying a few weeks back that most of the new-builds (especially the city-centre slaveboxes) do not meet the minimum requirements for housing as dictated by the law and various HA policies?

Luxury living!!! :lol:

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After the removal of hundreds of 000s of council houses from the rented sector due to the right to buy scheme, it looks like housing associations may be waiting to pounce and snap up 'distressed' flat sales to create a whole new 'social' housing boom!

David Orr says in a BBC interview:

The downturn in the housing market is proving good news for housing associations. It is allowing them to buy newly built properties that developers can no longer sell privately. John Andrew reports and David Orr is chief executive of the National Housing Federation. Link to BBC R4 interview.

Wouldn't you be really pi$$ed off if you were one of the few to have bought a yuppie riverside flat for big bucks, only to see most of the rest of them filled with students, asylum seekers, benefits claimants, etc. etc! Or to have your quiet residential area filled with the above after the original planning permission clearly said 'luxury flats for professional people'!

Don't let stereotypes get in the way of a rational debate!

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Wouldn't you be really pi$$ed off if you were one of the few to have bought a yuppie riverside flat for big bucks, only to see most of the rest of them filled with students, asylum seekers, benefits claimants, etc. etc! Or to have your quiet residential area filled with the above after the original planning permission clearly said 'luxury flats for professional people'!

Actually social housing is something ORDINARY people will be increasingly needing, and they will not need to be on your consciously bigoted and prejudiced list in order to have that need. If you are an adult and at some point want to better your life by studying that would make you a student wouldn't it? If you are in full time employment and you have children, presumably you will be claiming child benefit or some other form of tax credit so that would make YOU a benefit claimant too.

Perhaps you would like to review your tediously predictable stereotyping.

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Am I correct in remembering someone from a HA saying a few weeks back that most of the new-builds (especially the city-centre slaveboxes) do not meet the minimum requirements for housing as dictated by the law and various HA policies?

Luxury living!!! :lol:

Indeed.

On last nights Radio 4 World Tonight there was an article about Leeds and the credit crunch. How there were thousands of empty flats (and more in the pipeline) and how new developments of high rise executive flats were being pulled. A guy representing a HA said the vast majority of this empty stock was unsuitable and didn't meet their standards. I think he mentioned the lack of lifts in some of the developments, poor stairwells, rooms too small etc

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