• Landlords to take on contracting giants

    TOP NEWS STORY: Social landlords have joined forces in a bid to compete with the biggest companies for major public contracts.

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    ANALYSIS: Liverpool Mutual Homes thinks it has found the key to guaranteeing gas safety in its homes. Martin Hilditch reports

  • Right to sell?

    BLOG: Can two former housing ministers, a flagship Conservative local authority and David Cameron’s favourite think tank all be wrong?

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Landlords to take on contracting giants

TOP NEWS STORY: Social landlords have joined forces in a bid to compete with the biggest companies for major public contracts.

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Social housing stock 'becoming more dispersed'

24/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing association stock is becoming more dispersed despite efforts to reduce the number of landlords working in the same area.

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Extending Right to Buy 'would worsen UK's finance position'

24/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Extending the Right to Buy to housing associations would damage the UK’s public finance position, a leading independent think tank has said.

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Right to Buy extension would hit grant-free homes

24/04/2015 | By Pete Apps , Daniel Douglas

The Conservative Party’s Right to Buy policy would apply to housing association homes that have been funded without government grant, it has been revealed.

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Landlords call on ministers to review sex offender strategy

24/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A group of 15 housing associations is calling on Scottish ministers to carry out a ‘fundamental’ review of the government’s strategy for housing sex offenders.

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Guinness appoints new chief executive

24/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of the sector’s largest housing associations has appointed a new chief executive.

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Disgraced mayor appeared to 'skew' housing budgets

23/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

The disgraced former mayor of a deprived east London borough appeared to ‘skew’ housing budgets towards areas where his support was strongest, a damning judgement said today.

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Edinburgh Council plans housing company

23/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Edinburgh City Council has approved plans to set up an arm’s-length housing company to kick-start the development of more rented housing.

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New guidelines for social landlords on asbestos

23/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A watchdog is to endorsing new guidance on how housing providers manage asbestos, following concerns that residents are increasingly taking more social landlords to court.

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Fire safety inspectors shift focus towards care homes

23/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Fire safety inspectors in London are proportionately focusing more resources on investigating care homes as the safety of tower blocks improves, Inside Housing has found.

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Manifesto guide

20/04/2015

The main political parties published their manifestos last week. So what housing-related pledges have they made? asks Carl Brown

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In it together

The housing sector must not fragment or waste time arguing about its mission, says Ruth Cooke

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Wrong to Buy

Last week, these pages argued strongly against the Conservative proposal to extend Right to Buy to housing associations

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Get housing right and you can get an awful lot of other things right, says Gavin Smart - whoever wins the next election must address the chronic lack of housing supply

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Daniel Douglas investigates how much progress social landlords in London have made on improving fire safety, six years on from the Lakanal House tragedy that claimed six lives.

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Building futures

ANALYSIS: Social landlords are offering training and employment opportunities for people across the UK. Peter Apps examines their achievements as part of our Housing Benefits campaign

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  • Building futures

    ANALYSIS: Social landlords are offering training and employment opportunities for people across the UK. Peter Apps examines their achievements as part of our Housing Benefits campaign

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  • Winners of the UK Housing Awards 2015

    AWARDS: Here is a list of the winners of this year’s UK Housing Awards announced at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London last night

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  • Repairing trust

    ANALYSIS: When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports

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  • Combined scope

    ANALYSIS: A project in Wales could pave the way for housing to save the NHS millions. Jess McCabe reports

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  • Opportunity knocks

    ANALYSIS: The judges have chosen the three finalists of this year’s Rising Stars competition. Martin Hilditch finds out more about them

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  • Done deal

    ANALYSIS: Wales has signed a historic deal with Westminster to end the creaming off of council rents. Keith Cooper examines the fine print

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  • A lesson for housing from Teach First

    ANALYSIS: Teach First has been parachuting graduates into schools for 12 years. Can housing crib the education charity’s notes?

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  • 6 supply stumbling blocks for housing delivery

    LISTICLE: Many landlords found themselves out of time when the Affordable Homes Programme deadline hit two weeks ago. Dan Douglas lists some common obstacles that might have slowed down their developments

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  • Counting crisis

    ANALYSIS:Cornwall has officially replaced only 15 homes sold under the Right to Buy. Is there more to the story? Nick Constable finds out

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  • Credit where credit's due

    ANALYSIS: The government is taking credit for the achievements of social landlords when it makes its pre-election affordable housing boasts. Nick Duxbury explains why this matters and why Inside Housing’s campaign Housing Benefits campaign will set the record straight

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