• Landlords seek advice on deregistration after cuts

    TOP NEWS STORY: Housing associations have sought legal advice on deregistering as social landlords, as they consider their options following the Budget’s rent cut.

  • Top 60: Market Sale Developments of the Year  

    TOP 60: Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. Michael Atherton reports on the best market sale developments of the year

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Landlords seek advice on deregistration after cuts

TOP NEWS STORY: Housing associations have sought legal advice on deregistering as social landlords, as they consider their options following the Budget’s rent cut.

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Ashby tells small landlords to notify HCA of difficulties

31/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

Smaller housing associations have been told to notify the regulator immediately if they think they cannot cope with the changes announced in the Budget.

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Union vows to protect social housing pensions

31/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Britain’s biggest trade union has warned housing associations “not to underestimate its determination” to protect staff pensions, following the announcement of increased contributions.

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Refurbishment contract ruling boost for landlords

31/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Social landlords could make significant savings on refurbishment works, following a ‘landmark’ legal ruling freeing them to enter into more cost-effective contracts while recovering service charges from leaseholders.

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Large association stops building cheap rented homes

30/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A major London housing association has ditched affordable and social rent from its development plans, in a response to George Osborne’s ‘watershed’ budget.

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West London council 'has no families in B&Bs'

31/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A west London borough has announced it no longer has any families in bed and breakfast accommodation, for the first time in four years.

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Last chance to take part in Innovation Index

31/07/2015 | By News team

Inside Housing’s innovation research survey to find the landlords with the most creative organisational cultures closes at the end of the day today.

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Close to a third of starts for rental

31/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Around 29% of housing starts in the first quarter of 2015 were homes developed specifically for rent, a new report backed by the British Property Federation has said.

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New home registrations rise by 7%

31/07/2015

New homes registered by councils and housing associations increased 7% to almost 10,000 in the second quarter of 2015.

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Measure of success

SOCIAL VALUE DEBATE: More landlords need to be measuring social value. Helen Clifton finds out how a handy toolkit can help with this

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  • Getting social

    DIGITAL DEBATE: When most corporations have moved firmly into the digital age, how does the housing sector hold up? Helen Clifton reports

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  • Home economics for hoarders

    ANALYSIS: Can a ‘home skills coach’ help tenants to stop hoarding? Dawn Foster takes a look

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  • Top 60 Developments: Extra Care Developments of the Year

    TOP 60: Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.

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  • What lies beneath

    ANALYSIS: Built in 2009, the 64 council houses in Gorebridge’s Newbyres Crescent should have been a dream destination. Instead, they exposed familes to such serious health risks the homes are now being demolished. Martin Hilditch investigates.

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  • The care worker crisis

    ANALYSIS It is already hard to fill care jobs with skilled workers, and growing demand as the population ages will only worsen the situation. Julie Penfold reports on how care providers are responding

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  • Top 60: Innovative Developments of the Year

    TOP 60: Michael Atherton reports on the most innovative developments of the year.

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  • An interested party

    INTERVIEW: On his 10th anniversary of taking over at National Housing Federation (NHF), Peter Apps met David Orr to discuss the new environment for housing associations and his time at the helm of the sector.

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