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Inside Housing
04/09/2009

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  • Adey - CIH Company profile

    09/09/2009

  • An inspector’s step by step guide

    04/09/2009

    Comprehensive area assessment is a new way of assessing local public services. Audit Commission inspector Roy Irwin gives the lowdown

  • Associations share £245m build fund

    10/09/2009

    The housing minister has announced that £245 million from the National Affordable Housing Programme has been allocated to allow 3,400 homes to be built.

  • Battle of the ALMOs

    04/09/2009

    Arm’s-length management organisations are considering a legal challenge against the government after it delayed £150 million of their funding.

  • Be seen and heard

    04/09/2009

    Social landlords are in danger of being shut out of estate management

  • Bouncing back

    04/09/2009

    Nadine Tunasi has survived civil war, years as an asylum seeker, and studying for a law degree on just £10 a week. But she can’t get a job. Will a new housing project offer her the future she dreams of? Caroline Thorpe finds out.

  • Campaign targets struggling homeowners

    08/09/2009

    The government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the support available for homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages.

  • Capita under fire for benefit claim delays

    09/09/2009

    A council has criticised the private contractor handling its housing benefit claims for taking weeks to process applications.

  • Celebrities’ eco-cribs

    04/09/2009

    The campaign to raise the profile of eco-homes has received a welcome boost from celebrities who extol their virtues. Footprint looks at some of the most famous faces

  • Charity: we need 30,000 new homes

    04/09/2009

    A housing charity has called on the Scottish Government to put an extra £200 million a year into building affordable homes for rent.

  • CIH calls for clarity on regulatory standards

    10/09/2009

    The social housing watchdog needs to spell out more clearly what its plans for regulation will mean in practice, the Chartered Institute of Housing has claimed.

  • Computer virus costs Ealing £500,000

    04/09/2009

    A computer virus from an infected memory stick cost a council and its arm’s-length management organisation more than half a million pounds.

  • Councils call for London shared equity scheme

    08/09/2009

    The umbrella body for local authorities in London is calling on the mayor to develop a shared equity scheme to help first-time buyers.

  • Councils to build 2,000 homes for social rent

    09/09/2009

    Councils are to build more than 2,000 homes for social rent, after having their bids for funding approved by the government.

  • Court threat in carers row

    04/09/2009

    A housing association is planning a legal fight against the government over an immigration rule change which has hit thousands of foreign care workers.

  • Damage limitation

    04/09/2009

    When it announced in July that £150 million of decent homes funding was to be ‘deferred’ until 2011/12, the government effectively pulled the rug from under 11 of the 16 ALMOs in round six of the programme.

  • Delicate balance

    04/09/2009

    Westminster Council is tackling difficult housing stock - and hoping to lobby government with the results

  • Developers queuing up to work on HCA schemes

    10/09/2009

    Regional panels being set up by the Homes and Communities Agency to develop its sites look set to be heavily oversubscribed.

  • Eco doctor: energy efficiency in tall buildings

    04/09/2009

    The problem: poor energy efficiency in tall buildings. The remedy: combined heat and power. Here’s how…

  • Eco doctor: green building

    04/09/2009

    David Pinckney presribes five ways to help us build green in the red

  • Evaluation no real cause for concern

    04/09/2009

    I write in response to the article ‘52 per cent of landlords are vulnerable to deterioration’ (Inside Housing, 14 August) about the TSA regulatory reports.

  • Fire hazards found in Southwark tower blocks

    07/09/2009

    Southwark Council failed to carry out suitable fire risk assessments on three tower blocks, according to enforcement notices released by fire safety chiefs.

  • First word

    04/09/2009

    Let’s have less talk and more action on retrofitting, says Sunand Prasad

  • Galliford Try seeks £125m to buy land

    10/09/2009

    Affordable housing specialist Galliford Try has called the bottom of England’s housing crash, unveiling a £125 million issue of new shares to fund a land buying spree.

  • Green guru: the Scandinavian way

    04/09/2009

    Morten Schmidt outlines the key principles in designing environmentally friendly housing the Scandinavian way

  • Habinteg chair Baroness Chapman dies

    08/09/2009

    A high profile disability campaigner and housing association chair has died.

  • Hammersmith ALMO regains two star rating

    10/09/2009

    An arm’s-length management association that was given one star and rated ‘disappointing’ by the Audit Commission in 2007 has regained its two-star rating.

  • Home alone?

    04/09/2009

    Landlords cannot detect illegal subletting using housing benefit and tenancy records alone, says Ewan Wallace

  • Housing benefit spend goes up by £1bn

    09/09/2009

    Government spending on housing benefit went up by over £1 billion between 2008/09 and the previous year, figures show.

  • How to cost-effectively retrofit existing housing stock

    04/09/2009

    Typically, an existing home gives off more than double the carbon emissions (and has twice the fuel costs) of a new house.

  • IH Mini Profile - Hays

    03/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - Homes and Communities Agency

    08/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - NHBC 50 word profile

    08/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA - Profile22

    03/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA Axis

    04/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA EPS

    03/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA EPS

    03/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA NHBC

    03/09/2009

  • Ih Mini Profile - SHA SitexOrbis

    04/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - SHA Tarmac

    03/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile - UKHA - HCA Profile

    08/09/2009

  • IH Mini Profile SHA - United House

    04/09/2009

  • Innovate to beat the recession

    04/09/2009

    The Audit Commission’s warning, in its report When it comes to the crunch, about a surge in social problems due to the recession is as unsurprising as it is serious.

  • Innovations

    04/09/2009

    Are you using the latest technology to connect with your tenants? Do you tweet, blog or poke? If those are strange concepts to you, don’t worry - this Innovations supplement is designed to guide you through.

  • Institute backs plans to reallocate £17bn housing debt

    09/09/2009

    The Chartered Institute of Housing has backed the government’s plans to reallocate housing debt to local authorities when it dismantles the housing revenue account.

  • Johnson announces London's low carbon zones

    04/09/2009

    Ten London boroughs will share a £3 million pot to create low carbon neighbourhoods.

  • Join the frontline

    04/09/2009

    More social landlords must help fight the effects of recession by getting involved in mortgage rescue

  • Kier agrees £600m repairs contract

    07/09/2009

    North Tyneside Council has contracted repairs and construction group Kier to maintain its social housing, in deal that could be worth £600 million over a decade.

  • Landlords threaten to veto housing benefit tenants

    08/09/2009

    Private landlords could stop taking tenants on housing benefit in protest at changes to the system, a landlords’ body has warned.

  • Lenders cautious as bank keeps rates on hold

    10/09/2009

    Mortgage lenders have reacted cautiously to the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates at 0.5 per cent.

  • Listen to tenants’ noise concerns

    04/09/2009

    I am a tenant of Gateway Housing Association and resident co-chair of the Tower Hamlets local area partnership for Stepney and Whitechapel, part of the Tower Hamlets Partnership.

  • Living the high life

    04/09/2009

    Three 24-storey tower blocks in west London are being given a green makeover which will include a set of wind turbines and the largest array of solar panels in the capital

  • Managed risks not weak spots

    04/09/2009

    I write in response to the article assessing the regulatory judgements issued since the introduction of the Tenant Services Authority (Inside Housing, 14 August).

  • Mercury winner driven by homelessness

    09/09/2009

    One of the most prestigious prizes in the music industry has been awarded to a rap artist whose work is influenced by homelessness.

  • Metropolitan hit by cheque fraud

    10/09/2009

    Metropolitan Housing Trust was the victim of fraud last year, it has emerged.

  • Money well spent

    04/09/2009

    Dipping your toe in the stock market at any time is a risky business, but social landlord Housing 21 clearly thinks it has found a gem in care services group Claimar Care.

  • More out of work on council estates

    04/09/2009

    The housing association stock transfer programme has left a higher proportion of unemployed people living on council housing estates, figures obtained by Inside Housing suggest.

  • Movers & shakers

    04/09/2009

    Walsall Housing Group has appointed Gary Fulford as group chief executive. He is currently managing director of the group, and will take up the post later this year when Liz Walford retires.

  • MPs warn migration is hitting public services

    07/09/2009

    A group of MPs has accused the government of failing to plan for the impact immigration is having on public services.

  • National Trust plans affordable housing in Lake District

    04/09/2009

    The National Trust has drawn up plans for affordable house building on its land in the Lake District, because of the area’s growing housing crisis.

  • Nicky Chapman obituary

    09/09/2009

    Sitting just 2’ 9” in her wheelchair Nicky Chapman was a challenge to anyone on first meeting. It’s not the usual way to start an obituary, but she was not a ‘usual’ person.

  • Northern Ireland funding model is unsustainable

    08/09/2009

    The Northern Ireland housing executive must find new funding, potentially including borrowing, after plummeting capital receipts left a £200 million hole in its finances.

  • Olympic homes split favours social tenants

    10/09/2009

    Almost half the affordable homes at London’s Olympic site will be let to social tenants, according to the man behind the partnership due to buy them after the 2012 Games.

  • Once bitten

    04/09/2009

    Clauses banning dogs must must be enforced or they become useless

  • Only as good as his tools

    04/09/2009

    Two-star status no longer guarantees immediate decent homes funding. So can round six ALMOs keep their refurbishment promises? Isabel Hardman reports.

  • Protest over slashed living expenses

    04/09/2009

    The Chartered Institute of Housing has protested about cuts in support for asylum seekers which would force them to live on £5 per day.

  • Providers ‘squeezed out’

    04/09/2009

    Specialist supported housing providers are being squeezed out of the market because local authority commissioners are bundling small contracts together in a bid to cut costs.

  • Q&A: green progress

    04/09/2009

    Paul King looks at government progress on green issues

  • Refurb for the masses

    04/09/2009

    A north London flat in a Victorian house is the scene of a pilot experiment to see if eco-friendly refurbs can be achieved at mass-market prices. Philippa Ward paid a visit

  • Scottish legislation to end right to buy

    04/09/2009

    The Scottish Government has unveiled plans for a Housing Bill that would end the right to buy for new social housing.

  • Slight pick up for social housing construction

    07/09/2009

    New social housing work rose 3 per cent in the second quarter of 2009 compared to the previous quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics.

  • Sound-off

    04/09/2009

    The centrally driven decent homes programme has delivered great results for tenants and the social housing sector.

  • Sovereign raises £175m through bond issue

    07/09/2009

    Lloyds TSB has completed its first housing association bond deal, raising £175 million for Sovereign Housing Group.

  • Spending watchdog attacks focus on new housing

    09/09/2009

    Councils are putting too much emphasis on new build housing and not enough on upgrading existing stock, a public spending watchdog has said.

  • Standing out

    04/09/2009

    How far are you perpared to go to be considered successful? Is it OK, even inevitable, to step on a few toes on yor way up?

  • The best way to zero gains

    04/09/2009

    Should upgrading nearby homes give a development zero carbon status?

  • The female touch

    04/09/2009

    Tackling the gender gap at the top of organisations makes good business sense, says Barbara Thorndick

  • They don’t get better than this

    04/09/2009

    The cream of global building design is unveiled today as this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist is announced. The winners will be revealed in November. In the meantime, Inside Housing presents a peek at some of the main contenders in the completed housing category - and asks the festival’s director for his verdict

  • Think tank calls for tenancy overhaul to tackle overcrowding

    07/09/2009

    Councils should be given the freedom to offer different types of social tenancy to tackle overcrowding, a local government think tank has warned.

  • Tories tell councils: hold build plans until election

    04/09/2009

    The Conservative shadow communities secretary has advised councils to put off controversial housing developments and policy decisions until after the general election.

  • Union demands more ambitious build plans

    10/09/2009

    Super union Unite has called on the government to do more to tackle a ‘severe shortage’ of social and council housing, in response to the government’s announcement of plans to build 2,010 new council homes.

  • Voice box

    04/09/2009

    Will the new national tenant council be genuinely empowering or will it be merely another ticked box for the government? Simon Brandon investigates.

  • Why all the fuss over 100%?

    04/09/2009

    Kicking off Footprint’s refurb special, Isabel Hardman looks at how the government’s drive to drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions has created a focus on the 1 per cent of new build homes at the expense of the rest

  • Yorkshire is ‘eye of housing storm’, claims NHF

    08/09/2009

    Only a fifth of the social housing needed in Yorkshire and Humberside is being built each year, according to figures from the National Housing Federation.

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