Every region of England and Wales has experienced inflation-busting house price increases year-on-year, according to official figures released today.
Cuts to operating costs and a scaling back of development has led to an improved credit profile for a Somerset-based housing association, Moody’s has said.
The National Housing Federation will continue to lobby for government grant for sub-market rented housing, despite the switch to funding discounted sales on Wednesday.
The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an urgent letter to councils after the High Court ruled the existing £26,000-a-year household benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against disabed people.
Deregulation of housing associations is now likely to happen in two phases, the new head of regulation at the Homes and Communities Agency has said.
The Right to Buy pilot scheme will be limited to tenants who have lived in social housing for 10 years.
Almost 90% of housing associations in Northern Ireland believe that the House Sales Scheme – the area’s equivalent to the Right to Buy – should be either scrapped or modified.
Brandon Lewis has claimed new government policies will allow households on the lowest incomes to buy a home, after a massive switch of state funding from sub-market rent to sale.
Despite differing policies, the Golden State is facing similar housing issues, says Jamie Ratcliff
The Spending Review is an opportunity for the sector but not for renters on the lowest incomes
Housing development companies must be as independent of local authorities as possible, says Richard Claxton
Should Northern Ireland’s House Sales Scheme be modified or suspended to prevent the future loss of social housing? asks Nicola McCrudden
Will the chancellor’s bid to halt the decline in owner-occupation work? asks John Perry