NEWS DIGEST 31.08.2021: Empty homes should be given to the homeless, East London’s Future Youth Zone starts up

Good morning. Today’s news comes from InYourArea. New research shows Brits believe almost 300,000 empty houses across the UK should be used for tackling homelessness. Property buyers GoodMove revealed the number of empty houses there are in the UK. As … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 31.08.2021: Empty homes should be given to the homeless, East London’s Future Youth Zone starts up

NEWS DIGEST 24.04.2021: Experiencing history (and dentists) in London as lockdown eases

Good morning everyone!. Today our news is brought by InYourArea.co.uk. Romford’s own city paper, the Romford Recorder, charts the history of local landmark Cranham Holme, a stately home that has had a series of eclectic owners as told by local … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.04.2021: Experiencing history (and dentists) in London as lockdown eases

THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS: Redbridge Council spend on rehoming revealed in report

  Ilford, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via HARRIET CLUGSTON and IMOGEN BRADDICK/Ilford Recorder   According to the latest figures, Redbridge Council, which governs the east Greater London towns of Redbridge and Ilford, spends more than GBP £750,000 (USD $970,511) per … Continue reading THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS: Redbridge Council spend on rehoming revealed in report

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Japan is giving away unwanted houses

Tokyo – VIJAY SHAH via LUCY DAYMAN and Culture Trip While finding a home at even an average price is next to impossible in the big cities of much of the developed world (London, New York etc., I’m looking at you), Japan is making things a least a little bit easier for aspiring homeowners. Over there in the Far East, they are practically giving away abandoned houses for free, according to travel and culture site Culture Trip. Some towns in Japan have started doling out residences for free, and in the very nature of town-hall bureaucracy, have divided the types … Continue reading LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Japan is giving away unwanted houses