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Concern over welfare payment slowdown


The amount of time landlords have been waiting to receive rent under universal credit has jumped because of government delays in processing payments.

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210,000 new households predicted a year

27/02/2015 3:34 pm

The number of households in England is predicted to grow by 210,000 a year between 2012 and 2037.

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Sanctuary considers leaving SHPS

27/02/2015 0:02 am

The UK’s largest social landlord is considering pulling out of the sector’s £2.3bn pension scheme as the fund’s deficit continues to rise.

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NHF: Build 100,000 homes for older people

27/02/2015 10:18 am

The equivalent of nearly eight million older homeowners anticipate having to move or adapt their property if they develop care needs, a survey has found.

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Affordable house building falls 14%

27/02/2015 10:25 am

The number of affordable and social homes registered in the last three months fell 14% in the United Kingdom compared to the same period a year ago.

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Inside Housing 50 launched today

27/02/2015 7:59 am

Today we are launching our top 50 expert panel of must-read columnists, starting with the director of campaigning group Generation Rent, Alex Hilton.

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Swedish bank signs £40m deal with Orbit

27/02/2015 10:26 am

A housing association has secured a £40m loan from a major Swedish bank, marking one of its first major forays into the sector.

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Swan secures £250m bond

27/02/2015 10:00 am

An Essex-based housing association has secured a £250m bond at an interest rate of 3.625%.

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Institutional investor enters PRS and plots £1bn investment

26/02/2015 2:16 pm

An institutional investor has entered the private rented sector (PRS) with a £25m scheme in east London, and set out an appetite to invest £1bn in the sector.



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Director, Generation Rent

Easing the renting pain

A rebalancing of power between landlords and tenants is long overdue, says Alex Hilton

Editor, Inside Housing

Rights and wrongs

A government release this week claimed that 33,000 new home owners have been created through Right to Buy since 2012


Cathy: champion scrounger

Cathy Come Home would have a very different name today due to the constant pandering to prejudice, writes our anonymous columnist

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On hold

Councils, local campaigners and activists are fighting back against property developers who seek to reduce affordable housing provision. Daniel Douglas investigates the murky world of ‘viability assessments’

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  • On hold

    Councils, local campaigners and activists are fighting back against property developers who seek to reduce affordable housing provision. Daniel Douglas investigates the murky world of ‘viability assessments’

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  • A first look

    Inside Housing is improving its digital offer. Here is a first glance at some of the new features that will be unveiled on our new-look website over the coming weeks

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  • London calling

    London is the beating heart of the housing crisis. Daniel Douglas asks Newcastle-based Home Group what’s attracting it to a dramatic expansion in the capital.

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  • What’s in a name?

    Staff at a small housing association in High Wycombe write their own job descriptions and create their own titles. Jess McCabe investigates why and what difference it has made

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  • Trouble in the garden

    Politicians want to create a new wave of garden cities to meet housing need. But the world’s first garden city is also looking to do its bit - much to some residents’ disappointment. Martin Hilditch investigates

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  • The buying barrier

    London’s deputy mayor has admitted that shared ownership doesn’t work in parts of the capital. Pete Apps investigates if there’s still appetite for the product

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  • The story of the house built in a day

    Meet the social landlord building houses in its own factories. Jess McCabe finds out that homes can be built in a day

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  • The 10 most important changes to procurement rules

    The UK is poised to implement new rules on tendering. Andrew Millross from Anthony Collins sifts out the 10 most important changes

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  • Is procurement worth it?

    What are the true costs and benefits of The European Union’s procurement regime? Keith Cooper reports

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  • Over and out

    Grainia Long gives a last interview as chief executive at the Chartered Institute of Housing to Martin Hilditch

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