House prices surged by 5.5% year-on-year in October to reach a new high, with the East of England among the regions to see prices rise.
Council's social housing plans
Residents in Bedfordshire are being urged to give their views on plans for 28,000 new homes in the county.
Basildon Council is to receive almost £40m between 2013 and 2015 as part of the government's decent homes programme. The money was dependent on the Council’s performance and the availability of funding.
– Phil Turner - Deputy Leader, Basildon Council
“I am delighted that this money was secured and that we can spend nearly£38m over the two years on improving our tenants' homes. This money will make a positive improvement to the quality of life forresidents, and improve many of our homes across the Borough."
In total the Council will receive £67m in decent homes funding. Almost £30mhas already been invested in the Council’s housing stock since 2011.The money will be spent on improving council homes including roofs,kitchens, bathrooms and windows.
New 'affordable' homes have been built in Cambridgeshire in a partnership between Huntingdonshire District Council and the Metropolitan Housing Trust.
The Council has secured land and provided funding to deliver three new affordable homes.
They will be let through the ‘Home Link’ scheme to people who were on the council’s housing register and in housing need.