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11 Sep

Tenants complain over housing association’s ‘abysmal’ service

Inhabitants of L&Q estate say they face leaking roofs, poor plumbing and unreliable maintenanceI have part ownership of a flat at an L&Q development, Harrington Court in north London. Since moving in two years ago with my young family, we have experienced...

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10 Sep

Push review – a whirlwind tour of rocketing rents and personal tragedy

This powerful documentary, about a UN investigator travelling the planet to get to the bottom of the global housing crisis, lays bare a $217 trillion scandal‘I don’t believe that capitalism itself is hugely problematic,” says Leilani Farha, as she marches along a...

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10 Sep

Grand Designs presenter faces crisis over bond investment

Bondholders left carrying losses after attempts to restructure Kevin McCloud investmentA fresh crisis looms for the Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud after attempts to restructure property bond investments in his housing empire failed.Hundreds of investors – who were told last month they...

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09 Sep

I'm in a five-year mortgage deal – what if I decide to move?

I’m unsure what the process would be with remortgaging if we’re in a fixed-rate termQ I am hoping you can offer some advice regarding my situation. I am currently four years into a five-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of 3.5%...

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