Thursday, 23 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • Associations admit having no anti-social behaviour policies


    More than half of all housing associations have admitted they do not have effective policies for dealing with anti-social behaviour, according to a Housing Corporation survey.The results of the survey are included in a new best practice guide on tackl

  • Corporation steps in on Bentilee board


    The Housing Corporation has imposed three statutory board members on a local housing company just two years after it was formed.Bentilee Community Housing took over 920 flats from Stoke Council in 1998, but has had severe problems in recruiting board

  • First new homes in Cambuslang for half a century


    The first new homes to be built in Cambusblang, South Lanarkshire, for more that 50 years started on site this week. Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association is building 40 semi-detached homes for rent for local people, backed by £1.6 million i

  • Glasgow¹s homeless hostels to close


    The Scottish Executive has committed 12 million pounds to implement the recommendations of a new report into street homelessness in Glasgow. This will include the phasing out of old-style homeless hostels.The Glasgow Review Team report on street homel

  • Government set to snub sector's help for key workers


    The government is set to exclude rented schemes from its starter home initiative, it has emerged.Campaigners have warned that restricting the £250 million initiative to home ownership projects will price out workers the government most wants to help,

  • Landowners could supply more rural housing


    Scottish landowners could play a significant role in solving rural housing shortages according to new research. Around 1,800 extra homes could be provided though the conversion of redundant buildings. Landowners are keen to participate in partnership arr

  • New public housebuilding the 'gloomiest building sector'


    Builders have been plunged into fresh gloom by a huge decline in enquiries from housing associations about placing new orders.The Construction Confederation's trade survey for July to September 2000 shows that new public housing 'remains the gloomiest

  • Right to buy advert banned


    The Office of Fair Trading has banned an advertisement which claimed that the right to buy scheme for council tenants was coming to an end.Lesley Lindley, trading as Your Right To Buy (South West), issued a leaflet which claimed 'time is running out'.

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