Labour has revealed proposals to end leasehold ownership of both apartments and houses if it were to win the next General Election.Shadow housing secretary John Healey (pictured, above) and shadow housing minister Sarah Jones (pictured, below) say they want to end all leasehold ownership in England by enabling its 4.3 million leaseholders to buy the full, freehold ownership of their home for just 1% of the property’s value.If implemented, the proposals would be the most radical change to the way people own property in the UK since leasehold was reformed in 1967, although the current system of long leases has only been around since 1920.The two MPs claim that for a property in England priced at £250,000 with a 90 year lease, their proposals could mean the cost of buying the freehold would be slashed from over £10,000 to £2,500, a saving of almost £8,000, plus legal fees.Other reformsLabour says it also intends to end ground rents completely for new leasehold homes, cap ground rents at 0.1% of a property’s value and empower leaseholders to hire and fire their block’s managing agent or manage it themselves.The party also says it would launch a public enquiry into the leasehold mis-selling scandal.“Leasehold is a symbol of our broken housing system, with millions of England’s homeowners feeling like they’ve bought their home but still don’t own it,” says John Healey.“England is one of the only places in the world which has failed to move away from this feudal system. Across the world, modern alternatives like commonhold have flourished.” July 9, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Labour to ‘end all leasehold ownership’ if Corbyn makes it into power previous nextRegulation & LawLabour to ‘end all leasehold ownership’ if Corbyn makes it into powerParty’s housing team say historic overhaul of home ownership in England is overdue and has promised to radically reduce cost of buying a freehold for leaseholders.Nigel Lewis9th July 201901,898 Views
Funeral services have been held for Malachy Aloysius Coyle, 70, of Hoboken. He died Jan. 8 at his residence. He was born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Ireland. Malachy attended University College Dublin from where he received a degree in veterinary medicine. He was board certified in New Jersey in the 1970s and returned to Ireland and subsequently back to New Jersey to practice in 1987 where he continued to practice until his death. Malachy married Magdalen McDonnell in January 1973. Three children were born of the marriage and survive: Malachy and his wife Miriam of London, Jeremy and his wife Kathy of Fort Lee, and Charlotte Coyle of Ireland. He is also survived by two sisters, Brid McGrath of Ireland and Philomena Montani of Switzerland, and brothers Liam, Seamus, and Padraig Coyle of Ireland. Four grandchildren also survive: Gregory, Victoria, and Peter of the U.S. and Oisian Coyle of London.Services arranged by the Earl F. Bosworth Funeral Home, Hoboken. There will also be services at Joseph Plant Funeral Directors in Ireland with ultimate burial in Baltinglass Cemetery, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s fall tour continued rolling down the line last night, at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This show marked the only outdoor show of Gordon’s fall tour, joined by guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock and percussionist Craig Myers.After an extremely traumatic start to the week, Murawski led the quintet through Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” a tune that Gordon had never played onstage before last night. Although Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio opened up for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for a portion of their 2006 summer tour (and sat in on “Mystic Eyes,” with Petty and company during the final show of that stretch), neither Phish nor any related side-projects had ever played a Tom Petty tune before last night.Watch fan-shot video footage below, courtesy of r49417:Gordon and his band continue on to the 20th Century Theater in Cincinatti, Ohio tonight.
Kailash Satyarthi, the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against child labor and exploitation, said his mission as a children’s rights activist began when he himself was a child.On his first day of school, Satyarthi saw another kid about his age working as a shoeshine boy instead of attending class. It disturbed him so much that one day he gathered the courage to ask the boy’s father, a cobbler, why he didn’t send him to school. The answer left an indelible mark on Satyarthi.“He told me, ‘You’re born to go to school, and we’re born to work,’” he recalled during a phone call from New York.“It was a shock for me,” said Satyarthi, who was born into a high-caste Indian family. “I started crying because I didn’t know anything about the caste system and the hierarchies and discrimination associated with it. But I started looking at the world with different eyes, and I began questioning it because it wasn’t right.”Satyarthi put his feelings into action. At just 11, he collected used books and created a book bank for poor children. The first rescue operation he undertook, with friends and colleagues, was to free a 14-year girl who had been abducted and was about to be sold to a brothel. As an adult he considered creating a charity or an orphanage, but instead founded an organization to defend children’s rights, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement), which campaigns to end bonded labor, child labor, and human trafficking, and advocates for education for all children.In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel along with Malala Yousafzai, the then-teenage Pakistani activist who survived being shot in the head by Taliban assassins, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”On Friday, Satyarthi, now 65, will be on campus for a screening of “The Price of Free,” a documentary about his life and mission that won the 2018 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. An excerpt will be shown at 4 p.m. at Sanders Theatre at an event hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Chan School Dean Michelle Williams, the Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, will give introductory remarks. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Satyarthi.An admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, Satyarthi gave up his career as an electrical engineer and his high-caste name, Sharma, in the 1980s, swapping it for Satyarthi, which means “seeker of truth.” He also started working full time for his cause.Through his organization, Satyarthi has freed more than 80,000 children from forced labor in dangerous rescue operations. Two members of his group have been killed, one shot and the other beaten to death by criminal gangs connected to companies that use enslaved children as labor. Satyarthi himself has also suffered attacks.“They want to eliminate me and crush my organization because they feel threatened by our work,” he said. “But they are the ones in danger. They’re getting weaker, and our movement is getting stronger.”Due to the Save Childhood Movement’s advocacy, in 1986 the Indian government passed the Child Labour Act, which prohibits hiring children younger than 14 years old for hazardous jobs. In 1998, Satyarthi led a global march against child labor across 103 countries, and a year later the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted Convention No. 182, concerning the prohibition of and immediate action on eliminating the worst forms of child labor.The work is far from over, said Satyarthi. According to the ILO, 152 million children remain in forced labor around the world.“We’d like to see universities become strong champions for the cause,” said Satyarthi. “My mission in life is that every child on the earth is free; free to walk to school, free to laugh, free to play. When every child is free to be a child, only then my dream will come true.”Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Harvard Box Office.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 84-year-old man was fatally struck by a tractor trailer while crossing a road in his hometown of Rockville Centre on Thursday morning.Nassau County police said Juan Galdos was walking southbound across Merrick Road at the corner of Oceanside Road when he was hit by an eastbound Peterbilt shortly before noon.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old man driving the truck was not charged.First Squad detectives found no apparent criminality but the investigation is continuing.
While we’ve dipped our toes into 2016, I’m hoping the following 16 thoughts can help you make this year the best one possible.Seek to understand. How quickly we judge others! Perhaps it is the trap of the manager. We are slowly, yet surely, trained to look for problems. To offer two cents to improve things. Imagine if everyone focused on “understanding” first.Focus on developing others. Your next email can build people up, or cut someone down. You can criticize, or offer guidance and wisdom. You can add to the noise, or make things better. The choice is up to you. But if you want to build a stronger, more confident group of colleagues, I think the choice is clear.Create the world you want to live in. We often wish the world was kinder, or more efficient, or this, or that. Well, start with what you control. Create the environment that you want to live in. Don’t be passive. Don’t wait for it to appear. Make it appear.The results can be amazing. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Maple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.A Chinese developer has launched its first project in Australia, with five sites to be developed in Brisbane.The debut project for the Peng Bo Group, one of Beijing’s biggest developers, will be the $20m Arcadia Apartments at Indooroopilly. Maple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.Designed by Brisbane architects HAL (Hayes Anderson Lynch) and the Marsden Collective, Arcadia Apartments will be spread over five levels. Communal facilities will include a rooftop terrace, seating nooks, entertaining spaces, a barbecue area and an outdoor kitchen. Prices start from $576,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoMaple Development Group development manager Gilbert Zhu said the firm was driven to create quality projects in convenient locations.“Our projects are principally aimed for the owner-occupier market rather than investors,” he said. “Each project has its own architect and interior design team to ensure individuality for owners with premium design and fittings.”Arcadia Apartments will be constructed on Priory St, and will consist of 29 two and three bedroom apartments with a range of floorplans. Maple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.It will be developed by the company’s local arm, Maple Development Group, and will be delivered by Queensland-based company Constructions Group. Link Plus Real Estate sales manager Lillian Mu, who is marketing the Arcadia Apartments, said the project’s location would be a big plus for buyers.“Indooroopilly is one of those unique suburbs that combines high levels of local amenity (and) easy access to the city,” she said.Maple Development Group director Nick Liu said the company was establishing itself in Queensland, developing a pipeline of projects that would ensure a steady supply of residences for those seeking to downsize.The company has acquired sites at Woolloongabba (25 apartments), two sites in St Lucia (over 30 apartments) and one on Coronation Drive.
The formal sitting room has an original fireplace.The open-plan French provincial-style gourmet kitchen has marble stone benchtops, an island bench, a butler’s pantry and quality appliances, and flows through to the dining room, which has a bi-fold wall offering direct views over the swimming pool and backyard. The cricket pitch at the property at 31 Palm Ave, Ascot. The home has been beautifully decorated.Mr Shean said the buyer liked the size of the block and the fact it was in such a prestigious, tightly-held street.The house is on a huge 1677sq m block, which also accommodates a flying fox, fire pit, and a swimming pool. This home at 31 Palm Ave, Ascot, has just gone under contract. The big backyard has a firepit. Jason Shearer-Smith, chief executive of Smithfield Cattle Company.A PROMINENT Queensland cattle farmer has sold his stunning Ascot home, which even comes with its own cricket pitch.Jason Shearer-Smith, the son of Smithfield Cattle Company founder Ron Smith, and his wife, Christine, bought the property at 31 Palm Avenue for $2.86 million in 2012, and added their own country touches to the inner-city Federation-style property. The master bedroom in the home at 31 Palm Ave, Ascot.The four-bedroom house features polished timber flooring, high crossbeam ceilings and French windows and doors.The formal lounge room has an original fireplace, and flows through to a sitting room/library with ceiling roses, built-in shelving, and French windows looking out over the front garden. The dining room overlooks the pool. The home retains original features like French doors and windows.The sale price has not been disclosed, but a local family bought the property and plan to renovate it.Selling agent Alexander Shean of Ray White Ascot said the home attracted two offers after being on the market for about a month.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago The kitchen in the home at 31 Palm Ave, Ascot.