• Housing CEO bonuses rise 4.7%

    TOP STORY: Bonuses paid to United Kingdom housing association chief executives have risen 4.7% in the last year, Inside Housing can reveal

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Taking control

ANALYSIS: Today is a key deadline for councils submitting devolution bids to the government. So what are areas asking for when it comes to housing? Corin Williams finds out more.

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Pay to Stay will make homes ‘unaffordable’

04/09/2015 | By Carl Brown

Tens of thousands of social tenants across southern England affected by Pay to Stay would struggle to afford to carry on living in their home if forced to pay full market rent, according to exclusive research.

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Social home solar deals 'killed off by cuts'

03/09/2015 | By Pete Apps

Government cuts will “kill” social landlords’ plans to install thousands of solar panels on homes up and down the country, it has been warned.

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Anchor agrees £100m care home deal

04/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

England’s largest older-people’s specialist housing association has bought 24 care homes in a major £100m purchase - the largest deal of its kind in recent years.

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Plans for new tenant body move forward

04/09/2015 | By Corin Williams

Plans to set up a new independent tenant organisation in Northern Ireland look set to be launched before the end of the year, after the proposal was backed by tenant groups.

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Government leaves it to councils to define 'Traveller'

04/09/2015 | By Cassandra Ward

The government has ruled out offering guidance to councils on the criteria they use to judge whether Travellers or Gypsies live a “nomadic lifestyle”.

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Immigration checks 'fuelling discrimination'

03/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Private landlords are discriminating against people with foreign names and accents as a result of the government’s ‘Right to Rent’ checks, a new report says.

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Council 'failed to notify about RTB restrictions'

03/09/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Local Government Ombudsman has told South Oxfordshire District Council to reimburse two homeowners who had trouble selling up because they were not told of all the restrictions the authority had imposed on their properties.

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RTB extension could see 145k association homes sold

02/09/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Chartered Institute of Housing has estimated 145,000 housing association tenants will exercise the Right to Buy over the next five years.

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Problems with Pay to Stay

This week we report on the first impact analysis of government’s Pay to Stay policy, under which tenants earning more than £30,000 a year will need to pay market rent

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Rogue traders

We have the data in the UK to cut down on rogue landlords, Trevor Hampton says, but do we have the will?

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Homes for veterans

ANALYSIS: Veterans in Bristol are building their own affordable rent homes, with the help of a project funded by bank fines from the financial crisis. But are such projects sustainable? David Blackman reports

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