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1140760
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent progress has been made on the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912092 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with industry to design proportionate legislation that delivers real benefits to tenants and we’ll be ready to lay the Statutory Instrument introducing mandatory checks as soon as parliamentary time allows. This will make rented properties safer, so we’re encouraging landlords to comply early and get familiar with the changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:56:34.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:56:34.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1140761
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness: Families more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent representations he has received on the effect of the out-of-area placement of families by borough councils on receiving local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 912093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I have received representation on this matter from a number of local authorities, including that of my Hon Friend, during my recent visit to Harlow. I was also delighted to meet Streets2Homes, a local homelessness organisation, and hear about the excellent work they are doing on homelessness and rough sleeping.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:07:31.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:07:31.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1140795
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Performance Certificates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend Energy Performance Certificates to include information on the health and safety of properties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280240 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to extend the scope of Energy Performance Certificates for buildings to include information about the health or safety of buildings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1140796
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Building Regulations: Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's review of ventilation and energy-efficiency in building regulations includes indoor air quality; and whether the future homes standard will include benchmarking on indoor air quality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280241 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>In the Government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019, we committed to consulting on changes to standards in Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations, as part of our 2019 consultation on the Building Regulations’ energy efficiency standards. The statutory guidance for Part F (Approved Document F) describes how buildings in urban areas should be designed to reduce the intake of pollutants. In this review we are using the latest evidence on indoor air quality to inform ventilation standards.</p><p>The Future Homes Standard will be implemented through an uplift to the Building Regulations, subject to consultation. We will expand on the technical detail of these proposals during the 2019 consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1140797
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings and Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (a) establish a sub-committee of the Housing Taskforce to include stakeholders involved in the delivery of healthy and quality homes and (b) respond to the recommendations made in the all-party Parliamentary group for healthy homes and buildings white paper, published 24 October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280242 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to improving housing standards. Minister's have engaged with the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings, following the publication of their White Paper in October and have noted the Paper’s recommendations. We will continue to engage with the APPG and related stakeholders as we develop policy to build their views into policy. The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. <br> <br> We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly. Our Department has also dedicated a chapter in The revised National Panning and Policy Framework includes a dedicated chapter on the creation of healthy and safe places. We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1140798
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the UK's existing housing stock to ensure that the oldest homes are fit for purpose and do not exacerbate or cause ill health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280243 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly.</p><p>Local authorities have powers under the Housing Act 2004 to review the Private Rented Sector stock and to tackle poor rented property conditions which may impact peoples’ health. They must take enforcement action where the most serious (category 1) hazards are present - this is usually assessed through the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p>In October 2018 the Government launched a scoping review to consider whether the HHSRS should be updated and, if so, to what extent. This review has now reported, and I announced that there will be a comprehensive overhaul of the HHSRS to begin later this year.</p><p>In addition, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, which came into force on 20th March 2019, empowers tenants to take their landlords to court if they fail to address health and safety hazards. <br> <br>We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1140804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Insulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Class B High Pressure Laminate cladding with combustible insulation can be reused on a building in the event that the combustible insulation is replaced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 280244 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department published in April 2019 a Frequently asked Question on the Government website one of which answer the question “How do the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 affect buildings undergoing remediation?”</p><p>The requirement is that building work on such buildings must be carried out so that only materials which achieve European Classification A1 or A2-s1, d0 become part of an external wall or specified attachment (as defined in regulation 2) unless covered by one of the exemptions in the regulations.</p><p>This means that materials which are already part of the external wall, or are existing specified attachments, and are not becoming part of the wall are not covered by the ban (unless there is a change of use). However, during this process care must be taken to ensure that the building is no less compliant in relation to building regulation requirements than before the work was carried out (e.g. cavity barrier).</p><p>The full list of frequently asked questions is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-amendment-regulations-2018-frequently-asked-questions/building-amendment-regulations-2018-frequently-asked-questions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-amendment-regulations-2018-frequently-asked-questions/building-amendment-regulations-2018-frequently-asked-questions</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T07:15:28.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T07:15:28.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1140848
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Freehold more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press release entitled, Leasehold axed for all new houses in move to place fairness at heart of housing market, published by his Department on 27 June 2019, what estimate he has made of the number of house buyers that were subject to the sale of their freehold before they had bought their homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280377 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no data on the number of house buyers who were interested in or offered the opportunity to buy the freehold of their property at the point of purchase.</p><p>The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the extent of any mis-selling of leasehold properties, using its consumer protection powers and will consider whether to bring forward enforcement proceedings.</p><p>The Government is working with the Law Commission to make it easier, faster and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase their freehold. As part of this project, the Law Commission are considering how best to reduce the premium for purchasing a freehold, given the legitimate property rights held by freeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280378 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T07:15:54.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T07:15:54.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140849
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Freehold more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how buyers that expressed an intention to purchase their freeholds to the developer pre-contract will receive their freeholds for no cost through redress with the developer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280378 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no data on the number of house buyers who were interested in or offered the opportunity to buy the freehold of their property at the point of purchase.</p><p>The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the extent of any mis-selling of leasehold properties, using its consumer protection powers and will consider whether to bring forward enforcement proceedings.</p><p>The Government is working with the Law Commission to make it easier, faster and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase their freehold. As part of this project, the Law Commission are considering how best to reduce the premium for purchasing a freehold, given the legitimate property rights held by freeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280377 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T07:15:54.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T07:15:54.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140889
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for a peace deal in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 280275 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>​Despite continuing challenges, there is the real prospect of a credible peace process for Afghanistan. Concerted Afghan and international efforts continue, with positive signs including US-Taliban talks; the recent intra-Afghan dialogue co-convened by Germany and Qatar; and the consultative Loya Jirga in Kabul. Intra-Afghan negotiations are now needed to find a sustainable settlement which will assure the country's future peace and stability. It is crucial that the democratically elected National Unity Government plays a central role, and that peace efforts are inclusive, including women and minorities. The people of Afghanistan deserve peace after decades of conflict and insecurity. We strongly believe that a political settlement is the only way to achieve lasting peace and stability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T13:51:17.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T13:51:17.793Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this