Month: July 2020

York named the greenest city in the UK

31st July 2020

York has been named the greenest city in the UK thanks to our eco-friendly habits. Researchers across the country assessed people’s lifestyles by asking a series of questions like how much they recycle, methods of travel – and even time spent in the shower. They awarded points for sustainability, totted them up – and York […]

Busy June for York’s rental market

27th July 2020

The lettings market has bounced back from the coronavirus shutdown, with a huge month-on-month increase in properties let across York and beyond. Yorkshire & Humberside saw 134.4% more properties let in June than in May, the first month letting agents were able to fully return to business. There were 65.4% more homes listed to let […]

Letters’ lifeline for almshouse residents

17th July 2020

Residents of York’s almshouses have been among the many people coping with enforced social shielding during lockdown – and we’re very proud of the work of our Almshouse Administrator Emma Davis to help make their lives easier. When the lockdown was declared at the end of March, Emma rang every resident of each almshouse we […]

Summer statement brings good news for landlords and tenants

10th July 2020

Landlords and their tenants look set to benefit from new funding for energy efficiency improvements and a temporary cut to stamp duty announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The chancellor’s summer statement, aimed at boosting the housing market and the flagging economy after the COVID-19 outbreak, aims to upgrade over 600,000 homes across England, saving households […]