A gentle reminder to keep your housing promises, Mr Cameron & BTW a bit more would be nice

Something special happened in the run up to the May election: for the first time in a long while, housing was very firmly on the agenda for all parties. Promises were made by most of them to get more houses built and support first time buyers. The winners in May were no exception as they … More A gentle reminder to keep your housing promises, Mr Cameron & BTW a bit more would be nice

Design for Life

‘It is easy to think about housing in numbers, percentages, bricks and mortar. But we should not forget that housing is fundamentally about people.’ RIBA 2011 The Case for Space: The Size of England’s New Homes     More years ago than I care to count, I met two young architects. I have no idea … More Design for Life

A Trouble Shared

My son has long wanted to be a professional footballer when he grows up. Football is in the family to an extent which perhaps allows him to feel slightly closer to that dream profession than others of a similar age. For a couple of years he has lived and breathed football and any discussion, however … More A Trouble Shared

Setting a few things straight on the private renting front…

  [In which I offer a more detailed and more considered response to some questions put to me in my capacity as a private renter who has ‘given up hope’ of ever buying a property during a BBC 5 Live discussion on home ownership and private renting. This was hosted by Chris Warburton and featured … More Setting a few things straight on the private renting front…