Yorkshire Post - Property

Good news on cladding and hurrah for Hull

- Sharon Dale, Property editor Email:

There is plenty of good news in this edition of Property Post and the most significan­t is the great strides being taken to alleviate the impact of the cladding and building safety crisis on affected apartment owners.

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communitie­s, has to be congratula­ted for tackling this issue head on after his predecesso­rs failed to get a grip and do what was only right and fair.

Thousands of innocent leaseholde­rs have endured over four years of hell trapped in unsafe, unsellable homes while spending a small fortune on waking watch fire patrols and sky high insurance premiums.

Some, including Yorkshire’s Hayley Tillotson have lost their homes and been forced into bankruptcy because of the Government’s failure to act fairly and quickly.

The raft of new measures proposed by Mr Gove this week are mostly welcome and are up for discussion in the House of Lords next week. Surely compensati­on for those who lost everything has to be a major considerat­ion.

The story above reveals the latest Land Registry data on Yorkshire house price rises with Harrogate topping the table and Hull bottom. Of course, it’s not a competitio­n and many, especially those who can’t afford to get on the property ladder in Harrogate, are green with envy at the affordabil­ity that mighty Hull offers.

If you haven’t been there, do try it. It’s a fantastic day out.

 ?? ?? sharon.dale @ypn.co.uk
Twitter: @propertywo­rds
sharon.dale @ypn.co.uk Twitter: @propertywo­rds

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