David Ogilvie (OIHCS)

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Last weekend, 8,000 people slept rough – after a fashion – in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, in another of the PR-savvy events that have become …

CASPAR Building, LEEDS July 2008

Join DateJanuary 2008LocationNorth of LeedsPosts399Thanked30<p>Not sure if this is strictly the correct place to put this as it's due for demo but i …

Architecture

Caspar in Leeds due for demolition — Elemental

CASPAR (city centre apartments for single people at affordable rents), a development of 42 apartments on North St in Leeds (just opposite Hansa’s …

Architecture

Report - - CASPAR 2 Housing, Leeds - October 2010

Solo explore.<p>The first time I visited this site was with an off-forum mate after a few bevvys, not the wisest of ideas, and I didn't have my camera. …

Housing

Kajima buys Caspar to avoid writ

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Mathematics

Wasted Space | Architecture in Leeds

The sight of a derelict building is often filled with a sense of frustration but also of romance. Once hives of activity, but now brought down to …

Urbanism

Fourth time lucky for doomed CASPAR site?

TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORY<p>Assael Architecture has unveiled a £175 million build-to-rent scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in …

Architecture

Caspar Apartments

On a site on dedicated to urban exploring, someone wrote:<p>Just found this on the Fix My Street website...<p>"Email received from Leeds City council, 27 …

Urban Design

Pioneering flats 'could blow down'

A pioneering block of cheap-rent, prefab flats hailed as a flagship for John Prescott's new housing drive, is being evacuated after engineers discovered potentially catastrophic structural problems.<p>Tenants of all 46 homes in the striking wood-framed curve of the pod assembly Caspar building in …

Housing

Part 3: Why are prices so high and will building more bring them down?

The first of these three blogs established that the best available evidence shows that there appears to be a growing surplus of dwellings over …

Part 2: Are housing costs high?

The first post established that there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of a shortage of housing. But could spiralling costs of housing be suppressing …

Housing

High time for a high-rise? How to solve the nation's housing affordability crisis

Britain’s broken housing market has become a national problem. The UK now has the fourth lowest level of home ownership in the European Union, with the number of owner-occupiers aged between 25 and 34 falling from 2m in 2001 to 1.3m last year.<p>Rapid urbanisation and a burgeoning population, combined …

Housing

Have millennials given up on democracy?

A poll shows less than half of young adults think democracy is the best form of government – but protest parties show many can still be won over<p>Chief among the accusations levelled at millennials is that of political apathy. But the real problem could be even worse than disengagement: it seems many …

Common areas: keep Pandora's box shut

October Contents<p>Legal protection of adults – an international comparison<p>The author's opening address to the Fourth World Congress on Adult …

Revealed: the tycoons and world leaders who built secret UK property empires

The Panama Papers show how billions of pounds of offshore cash flooded the British property market<p>The president of the United Arab Emirates has secretly built one of the single biggest offshore property empires in Britain, the Panama Papers reveal.<p>Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns dozens of …

Housing policy can’t be fixed until we treat houses as homes and not as stores of wealth

<i>Last week,</i> <b>Stewart Smyth</b> <i>outlined recent developments in Social Housing policy up to the Comprehensive Spending Review. In this follow-up article he</i> …

If Scotland had gone independent today, it would be facing sado-austerity

Today is Independence Day, the 24 March, the day Alex Salmond nominated as his ‘independence day’ following a Yes vote. Today’s edition of <i>The National</i>, the newspaper dedicated to the cause of Scottish independence, imagines what might have been. But one rather important story is missing. Yesterday, …

Humaza Yousaf MSP has hailed the welcome given to refugees by Paisley residents

Humza Yousaf MSP has applauded the “warm welcome” given to the 50 Syrians escaping ISIS arriving in Renfrewshire<p>HOLYROOD has hailed our campaign to …

Private renting for tenants: evictions: Accelerated possession

Landlords can sometimes evict tenants using ‘accelerated possession’. This is quicker than a normal eviction and doesn’t usually need a court hearing.<p>…

New measures to crackdown on illegal immigrants renting properties

Measures to be included in forthcoming legislation will ensure anyone without the right to live in this country will find it more difficult to rent a …

Housing

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Illegal immigrants to UK face eviction without court order under new laws

Landlords who fail to check tenants’ immigration status face five-year jail terms as part of government crackdown to reduce UK’s appeal as a migrant destination<p>Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher …

Immigration Bill Committee

<b>Written evidence submitted by Shelter (IB 33)</b><p><b>Key proposals provided by this Bill include:</b><p>· A new criminal offence for renting out property to adults …

Housing

The Government’s new Immigration Bill – even more bad news for renters and landlords

Last week, the Government introduced another Immigration Bill, which will have its second reading in Parliament on 13 October. The Bill will …

Housing

Immigration Bill: Landlords 'must evict' illegal immigrants

<b>Landlords in England will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.</b><p>They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail, ministers say.<p>Landlords will also be required to check …

Housing

This map shows the world's fastest growing cities

In 1960, the only city in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of over 1 million people was Johannesburg. Ten years later, there were four. By 2010, that number had sky-rocketed to 33 cities.<p>Worldwide, urban areas are expanding. It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will be …

Geography

London is being transformed with 230 towers. Why the lack of consultation?

An explosion of high-rise buildings will change London forever. Now 80 public figures, shocked at the scale of the plans, are demanding a say in the way the city is reshaped<p>Interactive: what will London's skyline look like?<p>When the appearance of a great city is about to be radically transformed, it …

Duncan Smith's great council house giveaway: Millions of tenants could own 70% of their home under scheme being pushed by Work and Pensions Secretary

• <b>Duncan Smith wants to reduce welfare spending by selling council homes</b>• <b><br>The stake would be equivalent to discounts under Right to Buy scheme</b>• <b><br>Duncan</b> …

Property shortages keep driving up prices, say experts

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says number of homes coming up for sale has fallen for nine months in a row<p>The supply of properties coming on to the market fell for a ninth month running in October, driving up prices on homes for sale.<p>The latest monthly snapshot of the housing market from …