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Report released into shipping container housing project

The Argus: Report released into shipping container housing project Report released into shipping container housing project

THE first residents of shipping containers being used for the homeless are pleased with the facilities but have concerns over rental and heating costs.

Those are the findings of an independent report commissioned to mark the first six months of the homeless housing project in Richardson’s Yard in Brighton.

The site’s landlord, Brighton Housing Trust, has said it has already been working with tenants to resolve some of the issues the new report has raised.

The satisfaction survey carried out by University of Sussex social geographer Juliet Amoruso reported that residents’ favourite aspects include having their own kitchen, front door and shower as well as toilet facilities.

Almost unanimously, residents agreed that the converted shipping containers were better or much better than where they lived before.

There were concerns however with about half of all residents complaining heating and rent was too expensive while three-quarters of residents said that rubbish and litter was a problem because of “unreliable collections” by Cityclean.

Almost four in ten said the expense may force them to live elsewhere.

A quarter said drug dealing was a problem but noisy neighbours and litter were bigger issues.

The report also stated there had been “very few” anti-social incidents with just one eviction notice served on a tenant with trouble-making visitors.

Police crime maps show that 16 crimes have been reported in the neighbourhood around Richardson’s Yard since the containers were brought in during October 2013 - compared to 31 in the same period before the project.

A total of thirty-six containers were brought in initially but plans for a further nine at the site for low-cost office space were approved earlier this month.

The report’s author has made eight recommendations for the trust.

One anonymous resident told the report’s author they are concerned about what would happen to them after they had to leave the containers after two years.

They said: “I cannot be homeless again or live in any more hostels.

“BHT or the council need to make sure they have something in place when the tenancy comes to an end as they will have 40 or more residents on their hands.”

Emma Parker, 45, who lives near to the site, told The Argus: “It’s a very virtuous idea but maybe rather naive to expect you can put large groups of adults in an unmanaged environment.

“I don’t feel any less safe, it’s not the most salubrious of areas anyway.

“You sometimes see them coming down from the building and getting into cars to buy drugs but no one I know has had an issue with them.”

Andy Winter, Brighton and Hove Housing Trust chief executive, defended the rents, saying they were among the lowest 30 per cent in the city.

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6:07pm Sat 28 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

Does anybody know what the rents are? I imagine they are lower than usual rents in the city and heating is the same for everybody.

I imagine they are moaning because their giro can not now be spent on drugs and Carlsberg Special Brew.
Does anybody know what the rents are? I imagine they are lower than usual rents in the city and heating is the same for everybody. I imagine they are moaning because their giro can not now be spent on drugs and Carlsberg Special Brew. NathanAdler
  • Score: 3

6:27pm Sat 28 Jun 14

beatle2 says...

A press report in December 2013 stated that the rent for one of these containers would £150 per week which equates to £650 per month.
A press report in December 2013 stated that the rent for one of these containers would £150 per week which equates to £650 per month. beatle2
  • Score: 7

7:04pm Sat 28 Jun 14

John Steed says...

the rents are very high because they are based on the maximum the council will pay in housing benefit, not a realistic rent for a converted steel container. the specialised heating installed does not work forcing the occupants to pay an arm and a leg to use standard 2 kw heaters these containers are not provided as a solution to social need but as a commercial opportunity to make a profit
the rents are very high because they are based on the maximum the council will pay in housing benefit, not a realistic rent for a converted steel container. the specialised heating installed does not work forcing the occupants to pay an arm and a leg to use standard 2 kw heaters these containers are not provided as a solution to social need but as a commercial opportunity to make a profit John Steed
  • Score: 19

7:46pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Yes £650 per month was what I heard as well. BHT getting as much from council housing benefit as possible. I rent a very nice proper studio flat in a very nice area. How much? £550 per month. Proper bricks and mortar. Proper bathroom, kitchen and living room. BHT is ripping the council off.
Yes £650 per month was what I heard as well. BHT getting as much from council housing benefit as possible. I rent a very nice proper studio flat in a very nice area. How much? £550 per month. Proper bricks and mortar. Proper bathroom, kitchen and living room. BHT is ripping the council off. Max Ripple
  • Score: 30

8:06pm Sat 28 Jun 14

KarenT says...

If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there? KarenT
  • Score: 7

8:27pm Sat 28 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people. HJarrs
  • Score: 13

8:57pm Sat 28 Jun 14

KarenT says...

HJarrs wrote:
KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.[/p][/quote]So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant? KarenT
  • Score: -1

10:30pm Sat 28 Jun 14

David523 says...

Oh what a surprise. Project thats an excuse to avoid doing anything SUBSTANTIAL, claimed to be aimed at poorest, falls at first hurdle for being.. TOO COSTLY. Media tries to bury.

This city/country/media is a f**king sick joke.
Oh what a surprise. Project thats an excuse to avoid doing anything SUBSTANTIAL, claimed to be aimed at poorest, falls at first hurdle for being.. TOO COSTLY. Media tries to bury. This city/country/media is a f**king sick joke. David523
  • Score: 11

12:39am Sun 29 Jun 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

A three bedroom student house can be rented for £1300 a month in this town so why not rent homes and manage them for the homeless. It's done in other towns.
Proper homes for people at reasonable prices. Who is really benefitting here?
A three bedroom student house can be rented for £1300 a month in this town so why not rent homes and manage them for the homeless. It's done in other towns. Proper homes for people at reasonable prices. Who is really benefitting here? Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 14

12:53am Sun 29 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Rent and heating too expensive yet they have money to buy drugs? Nice.
Rent and heating too expensive yet they have money to buy drugs? Nice. MasonStorm
  • Score: 3

1:08am Sun 29 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Typical negative Argus. Two days ago the headline on the BBC website was that this development is an "overwhelming success" with a 94% satisfaction rating.
Typical negative Argus. Two days ago the headline on the BBC website was that this development is an "overwhelming success" with a 94% satisfaction rating. HJarrs
  • Score: -9

8:24am Sun 29 Jun 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

So it's true then. Storing things in tins means they don't go off as quickly.
So it's true then. Storing things in tins means they don't go off as quickly. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 5

8:43am Sun 29 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs. Fight_Back
  • Score: 16

9:39am Sun 29 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

KarenT wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?
Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.[/p][/quote]So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?[/p][/quote]Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees. Max Ripple
  • Score: 3

9:44am Sun 29 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

City Clean "unreliable collections" - welcome to the world that the rest of us live in, guys.
City Clean "unreliable collections" - welcome to the world that the rest of us live in, guys. Max Ripple
  • Score: 13

10:36am Sun 29 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

Max Ripple wrote:
KarenT wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?
Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.
I have no issue at all with my council tax being spent on giving homeless people somewhere to live. What I object to is the obscene level of rent this organisation is charging - quite clearly set to extract the most out of the taxpayer.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.[/p][/quote]So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?[/p][/quote]Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.[/p][/quote]I have no issue at all with my council tax being spent on giving homeless people somewhere to live. What I object to is the obscene level of rent this organisation is charging - quite clearly set to extract the most out of the taxpayer. Fight_Back
  • Score: 10

10:52am Sun 29 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

This again proves that privatisation does not work.

Private firms only act to make as much money as possible. To charge £650 per month for a tin box/shipping container is completely disgusting.

Are the council building new council homes for these people when their two years are up? I bet not.

This is why none of the big parties are right to control this council or this country. None of them work to help the people they only work to make as much money as possible for themselves and their friends in business.
This again proves that privatisation does not work. Private firms only act to make as much money as possible. To charge £650 per month for a tin box/shipping container is completely disgusting. Are the council building new council homes for these people when their two years are up? I bet not. This is why none of the big parties are right to control this council or this country. None of them work to help the people they only work to make as much money as possible for themselves and their friends in business. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 6

11:03am Sun 29 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
KarenT wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?
Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.
I have no issue at all with my council tax being spent on giving homeless people somewhere to live. What I object to is the obscene level of rent this organisation is charging - quite clearly set to extract the most out of the taxpayer.
The money is going through too many hands before ending up at QED.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.[/p][/quote]So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?[/p][/quote]Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.[/p][/quote]I have no issue at all with my council tax being spent on giving homeless people somewhere to live. What I object to is the obscene level of rent this organisation is charging - quite clearly set to extract the most out of the taxpayer.[/p][/quote]The money is going through too many hands before ending up at QED. rolivan
  • Score: 4

11:18am Sun 29 Jun 14

BURIRAM says...

They were told the rent before they moved in.
They were told the rent before they moved in. BURIRAM
  • Score: -2

12:44pm Sun 29 Jun 14

VoodooGangbanger says...

http://www.vice.com/
en_uk/read/i-spent-t
he-night-in-brighton
s-homeless-shipping-
container-housing-pr
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Oh really? explain this article then.

since when did the argus become a mouthpiece for BH council? a propaganda piece if ever I saw one.
http://www.vice.com/ en_uk/read/i-spent-t he-night-in-brighton s-homeless-shipping- container-housing-pr oject Oh really? explain this article then. since when did the argus become a mouthpiece for BH council? a propaganda piece if ever I saw one. VoodooGangbanger
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

Fight_Back wrote:
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!!
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Sun 29 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Max Ripple wrote:
KarenT wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
KarenT wrote:
If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?
Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.
So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?
Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.
I meant, if housing benefit is paying the rent then why are the residents complaining about the cost?
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: If local private rents are either at least competitive or even cheaper then why are people choosing to live there?[/p][/quote]Quite probably private landlords will refuse to rent properties to formerly homeless people.[/p][/quote]So then aren't these temporary homes better than the street? And they're supposed to be stop-gap homes - after 2 years aren't they expected to have become independent to some degree? Aren't they supposed to be about giving people a start towards being drug-free and independent? Also isn't the rent paid by housing benefits if they are unemployed? In which case, how is the cost relevant?[/p][/quote]Because in the end it is you and me paying for it. Where do you think the money comes from for housing benefit? It doesn't grow on trees.[/p][/quote]I meant, if housing benefit is paying the rent then why are the residents complaining about the cost? KarenT
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ish1 says...

The only solution to the homeless problem is to build more houses and flats which will not happen unless the planning department stop placing obstacles in the way of planning applications.
The only solution to the homeless problem is to build more houses and flats which will not happen unless the planning department stop placing obstacles in the way of planning applications. Ish1
  • Score: -1

2:38pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!!
No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!![/p][/quote]No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month. Fight_Back
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Patsyr says...

I am sure that these people living in the shipping containers will be paying an extremely low rent if anything at all.
Some tenants in this town, who choose not to work can get a 2 Bedroom flat worth £800 on the open market for only £10 week. Yes really, and some pay even less. And don't forget that if the council are paying the rent then the tenant is not responsible for repairs or redecorating. So if ordinary work shy tenants can get rent this cheap then tenants with problems which would make them unemployable through drink or alcohol abuse then the rents might be zero. So why are they complaining?
Actually Argus as rent seems to be the core of the problem in this article and you are not stating the rent that the residents pay then it is not informative is it?
I am sure that these people living in the shipping containers will be paying an extremely low rent if anything at all. Some tenants in this town, who choose not to work can get a 2 Bedroom flat worth £800 on the open market for only £10 week. Yes really, and some pay even less. And don't forget that if the council are paying the rent then the tenant is not responsible for repairs or redecorating. So if ordinary work shy tenants can get rent this cheap then tenants with problems which would make them unemployable through drink or alcohol abuse then the rents might be zero. So why are they complaining? Actually Argus as rent seems to be the core of the problem in this article and you are not stating the rent that the residents pay then it is not informative is it? Patsyr
  • Score: -2

3:43pm Sun 29 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Fight_Back wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!!
No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.
I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!![/p][/quote]No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.[/p][/quote]I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise. rolivan
  • Score: 2

4:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

rolivan wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!!
No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.
I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise.
No - repayment and in parts of hove you can get a very decent sized house for £200k. So, that shows what a rip off these tin boxes are.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!![/p][/quote]No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.[/p][/quote]I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise.[/p][/quote]No - repayment and in parts of hove you can get a very decent sized house for £200k. So, that shows what a rip off these tin boxes are. Fight_Back
  • Score: 3

9:48pm Sun 29 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Fight_Back wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.
Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!!
No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.
I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise.
No - repayment and in parts of hove you can get a very decent sized house for £200k. So, that shows what a rip off these tin boxes are.
So thats a £215k mortgage at less than 2%? Show me where I can find one please.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: To be fair, £650 a month for a tin box is taking the mick somewhat. For a couple of hundred pounds extra you can get a mortgage on a decent 3 bed house in the burbs.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton?!! The cheapest house is around £230k so as £850/Month might get you a £130k mortgage they‘d need a £100k deposit plus expenses which is hardly likely for the majority of locals let alone the recently homeless!![/p][/quote]No, I live in Hove and have a £215k mortgage costing £900 a month.[/p][/quote]I take it that is interest only seems a very low interest rate otherwise.[/p][/quote]No - repayment and in parts of hove you can get a very decent sized house for £200k. So, that shows what a rip off these tin boxes are.[/p][/quote]So thats a £215k mortgage at less than 2%? Show me where I can find one please. MasonStorm
  • Score: 2

11:02am Mon 30 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

beatle2 wrote:
A press report in December 2013 stated that the rent for one of these containers would £150 per week which equates to £650 per month.
That’s extortionate seeing’s a container only cost £2000.00 to buy talk about making a profit more like a killing LOL I live in a one bed council flat and my rent is way lower than that.
[quote][p][bold]beatle2[/bold] wrote: A press report in December 2013 stated that the rent for one of these containers would £150 per week which equates to £650 per month.[/p][/quote]That’s extortionate seeing’s a container only cost £2000.00 to buy talk about making a profit more like a killing LOL I live in a one bed council flat and my rent is way lower than that. wippasnapper
  • Score: 1

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