News – July 2009

A new building in the Thames Gateway

Advice for subletting victims 

31 July 2009

Shelter has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will crack down on unauthorised sub-letting of social housing, but has called on innocent tenants of rogue landlords to seek advice before they face losing their homes.

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Grand Designs in Birmingham 

30 July 2009

Grand Designs Live and Shelter will be working together again when the award-wining event for home-lovers takes place in the autumn.

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One million children overcrowded 

29 July 2009

Over one million children are now trapped in overcrowded housing, a rise of 54,000 in the last two years, Shelter has revealed today.

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More freedom for local councils 

21 July 2009

Councils will have greater freedom to manage their own housing finances under new proposals unveiled by Housing Minister John Healey. Shelter has welcomed the move, which local councils have campaigned for over several years.

Ground-breaking ideas from Shelter 

13 July 2009

We must act now to reinvigorate housing delivery to ensure the continued supply of much needed new homes, says a new Shelter report.

Uncharted Territory report

Repossessions rise predicted 

16 July 2009

Shelter today launched a new report, 'Uncharted territory?', which examines how mortgage arrears and possessions are currently managed by both lenders and borrowers, and predicts a rise in repossessions in the coming years.

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Eco-towns welcomed 

16 July 2009

Shelter has welcomed the announcement that four new 'eco-towns' have been given the go-ahead. The schemes are all proposed or broadly supported by local authorities, the government has said.

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'Sale and rent back’ victory 

09 July 2009

In an historic case brought by Shelter, a vulnerable family has been told they can keep the home they have lived in for more than 20 years after almost losing it in a repossession ‘sale and rent back’ scam

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Shelter in vogue at Glasto 

02 July 2009

Shelter t-shirts that celebrate the legacy of DJ John Peel's support for our work were seen on a gallery of stars at Glastonbury this year.

A new building in the Thames Gateway

'Sale and rent back' regulated 

02 July 2009

After campaigning by Shelter to highlight the problems of the industry, regulation of the ‘sale and rent back’ sector by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) began yesterday on 1 July 2009.

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Historic victory on domestic violence 

01 July 2009

Shelter has welcomed a new ruling that women staying in temporary refuges after fleeing their homes due to domestic violence will be considered homeless and have proper rights to find a permanent home.

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Mortgage Rescue 'disappointment' 

01 July 2009

Since its introduction at the start of the year, a total of six people have been helped by the Mortgage Rescue Scheme, the Government has announced. Shelter has described the figure as 'disappointing'.

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