housing and homelessness
A year on from fires, delays to safety works are leaving tower block tenants shivering
While the dangerous cladding on some of Bristol’s high-rise blocks has been removed, it’s yet to be replaced – meaning residents face a winter without insulated homes.
How the Help to Buy scheme became a massive hindrance to my family moving house
Government loans promised an affordable path onto the housing ladder. But for some they have only deferred unmanageable debt, and a change in the firm administering Help to Buy has set off a nightmare for people trying to move.
No fault evictions on the rise in Bristol amid calls for renting reforms to be strengthened
The Renters Reform Bill, which is slowly going through parliament, doesn’t tackle the affordability crisis and could allow no fault evictions to continue, say campaigners.
Revealed: Renters living in mouldy flats handed steep rent hike by millionaire London landlords
Residents of the iconic Queens Court housing block in Clifton are fed up with living in poor conditions and their complaints being ignored, a Cable investigation has uncovered.
South Bristol shopping centre will be knocked down after planning councillors’ shock U-turn
Opposition councillors slammed a decision to redevelop the Broadwalk Shopping Centre after a developer said it could deliver extra affordable homes there – although no promises were made.
Service cuts, redundancies and rising caseloads: St. Mungo’s staff vote for indefinite strike action
Unite members from St.Mungo’s vote to escalate their month-long strike to indefinitely, after charity refuses to meet pay demands
End to no-fault evictions in sight as reforms to the private rented sector finally arrive
Housing campaigners have welcomed the long-anticipated Renters Reform Bill entering Parliament and committed to closing any loopholes for landlords to exploit.