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Higher rents could help build affordable homes

Published 19/04/2011

Government plans to allow housing associations to charge higher rents could lead to an extra 56,500 affordable homes being built by 2015, a report has suggested. But the move will bring new risks to the sector, could lead to rents being unaffordable for tenants and is still unlikely to result in enough new homes being built, according to housing intelligence group Hometrack.

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