Tag "Housing"

Housing warns over end to rent rebates

Social housing tenant Glenn Bradshaw said his wife was concerned about plans to scrap rent rebates, but he did not want to panic before more details emerged. (Picture by Paul Ainsworth, 1345581)

ABOLISHING rent rebates will leave hundreds of social housing tenants worse off and the alternative benefit rates are insufficient, the Housing Department has warned.

Housing standards are an issue

THE States needs to consider standards for accommodation and to enforce them much more than it has done in the past, the chief minister said yesterday.

Closing open market loophole bid is lost

CALLS for the Policy Council to close a multiple occupancy ‘loophole’ in the open market were defeated amid fears the move would play ‘Russian roulette’ with the economy.

Don't own – but keep up the pressure

WRITING in today's letters page, the Housing minister makes an impassioned plea for Sure, soon to come under the Batelco banner, to be ‘renationalised’ – but it’s not entirely clear why.

Households are living on the edge

PUBLICATION of the latest housing needs survey has provided a wealth of updated statistical information about the state of Guernsey’s supply of accommodation and much of it is positive.