Yorkshire Post - Property
Good news on cladding and hurrah for Hull
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.