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East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge

TOP STORY: A trend by councils to house more of their homeless families in cheaper parts of the capital is fuelling a surge in out-of-London placements, new figures reveal.

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Housing associations line up for PRS guarantees programme

28/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

More than 150 developers – including many housing associations – are preparing for a share of millions in government-guaranteed debt to build private rented housing.

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Landlords get £48m of cheap government-backed debt

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Two housing associations have secured £48m of cheap government-backed finance to build affordable housing.

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Public registrations increase 17%

28/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

The number of homes registered to be built by social landlords increased 17% last year as work started on homes under the 2015/18 Affordable Homes Programme.

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Scottish private rented sector doubles in size

28/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The proportion of people living in the private rented sector in Scotland has doubled over the past ten years, according to official statistics.

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CLG committee extends deadline for evidence

28/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

A high-profile committee of MPs investigating the financial viability of housing associations will be flexible over its deadline for evidence, after complaints over timing and “complex” terms of reference.

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Social landlords rail against sectarian threats

27/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations has condemned graffiti threatening prospective tenants at a 97-home mixed community scheme.

Moody's warns credit rating

Southern's credit rating maintained

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Southern Housing Group has maintained its credit rating despite concern over recent government policies.

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Councils to build more homes after government defeat

27/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

Two councils in Devon have said they can now build more than 100 extra affordable homes because of a High Court ruling that overturned the government’s policy to strike affordable housing from small developments.

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UK housing is in a period of unprecedented uncertainty

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Clumsy solutions

A combination of ways can help sector leaders combat the challenges they face, says Matthew Taylor

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Concerned eyebrows

Housing protests burst on to the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

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Safe as houses

Laws around the private rented sector must be tightened to stem the rise of increasing crime linked to this tenure, says Roger Jarman

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Top 60: Non Grant-Funded Developments of the Year

Top 60: Michael Atherton reports on the best non grant-funded developments of the year

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