Housing Policy and Practice by Peter Malpass, Alan Murie

By Peter Malpass, Alan Murie

Confirmed because the best textual content within the box, this completely revised and up to date variation presents a accomplished account of the present matters, set in a transparent old context. It assesses the legacy of eighteen years of Conservative governments and the preliminary coverage impression of recent Labour and the issues and demanding situations it now confronts. This e-book continues to be crucial interpreting for all who desire to comprehend and give a contribution to opting for the speed and path of switch in housing into the twenty-first century.

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Housing of the Working Classes Act. Consolidating Act. Public Health Act. Extended 1875 Act. Housing of the Working Classes Act. Consolidated and amended earlier legislation. Part I dealt with areas of unfit and insanitary housing and rebuilding powers. Part II dealt with individual unfit houses. Part III dealt with local authority powers to build housing for general needs. Housing of the Working Classes Act. Amended 1890 Act to give London metropolitan boroughs powers to use Part III of the Act (in addition to the LCC).

Housing of the Working Classes Act. Consolidating Act. Public Health Act. Extended 1875 Act. Housing of the Working Classes Act. Consolidated and amended earlier legislation. Part I dealt with areas of unfit and insanitary housing and rebuilding powers. Part II dealt with individual unfit houses. Part III dealt with local authority powers to build housing for general needs. Housing of the Working Classes Act. Amended 1890 Act to give London metropolitan boroughs powers to use Part III of the Act (in addition to the LCC).

Wealth and prosperity for all, it was believed, stemmed from free individuals pursuing their own self-interest. However the consequences of the unrestrained pursuit of profit in the case of housing were set out quite clearly by the reformer James Hole in 1866: Social and sanitary considerations do not sufficiently weigh with the capitalist builder if they involve increased outlay without a corresponding return. The smaller the house, the larger is his percentage of profit ... [And he went on to say] If by any ingenuity he [the builder] can cram a cottage or two more on the land, and thus increase his percentage, he will be only too glad to do it; and if there are no municipal regulations enforced he will do it.

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