Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Inside Housing
30/04/2010

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  • A clear future for debt

    30/04/2010

    Borrowing costs look set to rise, no matter which party wins the election.

  • Blueprint for tenant board members

    30/04/2010

    As a tenant board member, I found Marlene Mountain’s article Inner strength (Inside Housing, 26 March), spot on and the way forward to resident-led self-regulation.

  • Boris to run London HCA under Tory plans

    04/05/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency in London would be put under the control of the mayor, under Conservative proposals.

  • Brand new blue

    30/04/2010

    Hot on the heels of last night’s final leaders’ debate comes the last in our series quizzing the three men hoping to be prime minister. Inside Housing asks David Cameron what the Conservatives would do for social housing employees and their tenants in return for their vote in next week’s election

  • Breathe in new life

    30/04/2010

    Social landlords can help save rural communities but the focus must be on people and not just housing

  • Builder reports positive start to 2010

    07/05/2010

    Construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall has reported a positive start to the year with a rise in reservations for open market housing.

  • Building figures suggest recovering market

    05/05/2010

    Registrations to build new homes in the first quarter of the year were up 72 per cent on last year, according to figures published by the National House Building Council.

  • Cameron: social tenants have nothing to fear

    30/04/2010

    David Cameron has clashed with housing minister John Healey after accusing the Labour Party of running a ‘scare campaign’ about Conservative housing policies.

  • Council building ‘expensive’

    30/04/2010

    The chair of a national commission on council house building has said local authority house building is ‘the expensive option’ for the government.

  • Councils back new finance reforms

    30/04/2010

    The majority of senior council staff expect to back the government’s proposals for reform of the housing finance system, a new survey has found.

  • Court in middle

    30/04/2010

    Landlords seeking evictions are in a difficult position as judges decide which court does what, says Ian Larkins

  • Disabled man fights benefit rule

    30/04/2010

    The mother of a disabled student is considering a legal challenge against the government over its failure to consider the impact of housing benefit regulations on disabled people.

  • Duck house spoof wins NHF contest

    04/05/2010

    The winner of the National Housing Federation’s spoof election poster campaign to raise the profile of housing has been announced.

  • Election panel rejects Tory tenancy plans

    06/05/2010

    A panel of Inside Housing readers has overwhelmingly rejected Conservative Party plans to reward well-behaved social tenants with a stake in their home.

  • Elephant in the room

    30/04/2010

    Social housing providers must weigh up whether to invest in new housing or existing communities, says Heather Petch

  • False homelessness claim leads to £2,000 fine

    04/05/2010

    A Hertfordshire council has successfully prosecuted a woman who falsely claimed she was homeless, in a first for the local authority.

  • Free booklet makes the case for housing

    30/04/2010

    The housing industry is set to fight its corner in the post-election battle for resources with the publication of a new booklet from Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  • Further strikes loom at Notting Hill

    05/05/2010

    Staff of a London housing association are poised to take further strike action in a dispute over changes to terms and conditions.

  • Genesis in court over Legionnaires’ outbreak

    06/05/2010

    Genesis Housing Group has been taken to court by Basildon Council over claims it failed to protect sheltered housing tenants from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Half of housing staff stressed at work

    06/05/2010

    Half of all housing professionals say they are feeling stressed at work, according to a new survey.

  • House Proud hat trick

    30/04/2010

    Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing’s House Proud campaign has achieved its three aims to become a hot election issue. Lydia Stockdale looks back at the campaign and explains why the fight must go on

  • Housing heroes - Mini Profile - Xmbrace

    29/04/2010

  • Housing heroes - Miniprofile - Kinetics

    29/04/2010

  • housing heroes - Miniprofile - Tribal Capita

    29/04/2010

  • Human traffickers use social homes to house victims

    30/04/2010

    Landlords must make more checks to stop human traffickers using their properties, a police officer leading an EU investigation into people smuggling revealed.

  • Job zone - east midlands

    30/04/2010

    The social housing jobs market remains very active it being a traditionally quieter time of year, says Phil Jackson

  • Labour has failed to provide housing

    30/04/2010

    I think you missed a trick in your interview with Gordon Brown (Inside Housing, 9 April). Labour’s 1997 manifesto clearly stated that Labour would put an end to the boom and bust in the housing market, a mantra that Gordon Brown repeated many times in the years that followed.

  • Land Registry bucks price rise trend

    30/04/2010

    The Land Registry has recorded a 0.6 per cent fall in house prices for March, in contrast to the other major indices.

  • Landlords call for dog law extension

    06/05/2010

    Social landlords are lobbying for laws on dangerous dogs to be strengthened to protect housing officers and tenants from attacks.

  • Marathon runners raise £3k for Hact

    30/04/2010

    Inside Housing’s marathon runners have raised more than £3,000 for the Housing Action Charity. Caroline Thorpe, assistant editor for features and Leonie Brown, former assistant editor for production, completed the 26.2 miles in 4.08 hours and 4.24 hours respectively.

  • Monitoring scheme to assess eco claims

    06/05/2010

    The Good Homes Alliance has launched a monitoring programme to assess whether new build homes are meeting sustainability targets.

  • Movers & shakers

    30/04/2010

    Ola Akinfe has been appointed director of property services at Newham Homes. He joins from Homes for Haringey where he was executive director of asset management.

  • Not on target

    30/04/2010

    The news that Westminster Council has barred anyone from renting a council house unless they are in temporary accommodation is distressing.

  • Overnight pay row looms for landlords

    30/04/2010

    Britain’s largest trade union is to campaign against housing providers and charities which pay staff less than minimum wage for being on call at night.

  • Pensioner evicted for anti-social behaviour

    06/05/2010

    A pensioner who was given a curfew after assaulting a housing officer is to be evicted from his council flat.

  • Poor housing costs health service £2.5bn

    04/05/2010

    Poor housing costs the National Health Service £2.5 billion a year and stops children doing well at school, according to a report.

  • Private build in London rises 198 per cent

    30/04/2010

    The number of private new builds started in the UK more than doubled between the first quarter of 2009 and the same period in 2010.

  • Quarter of ALMOs want to transfer homes

    30/04/2010

    A quarter of arm’s-length management organisations hope to transfer their homes to a housing association in the future.

  • Removing the straitjacket

    30/04/2010

    Landlords must adopt new probity policies to adhere to TSA regulations, says Peter Hubbard

  • Seeing yourself in the round

    30/04/2010

    Managers and their staff are using 360 degree reviews to assess each other and find out how they are performing. Rhiannon Bury looks at how they work - and if it hurts

  • Size shouldn't matter to the TSA

    30/04/2010

    Does it seem a little odd to anyone else that the new regulatory regime announced by the Tenant Services Authority is not just light on guidance as to how the new rules will apply to providers with 1,000 units or less, but is completely silent?

  • Split site plan for Chelsea Barracks homes

    30/04/2010

    Around half of the affordable housing for the controversial £3 billion Chelsea Barracks development in central London could be built on a neighbouring development.

  • Steinberg to move to Liverpool Vision

    04/05/2010

    Regeneration quango Liverpool Vision has appointed Max Steinberg as its chief executive.

  • Take pride

    30/04/2010

    In step with the nation’s politicians the past few months have seen Inside Housing visit all corners of the UK in order to spread our pro-housing message.

  • The right to homes

    30/04/2010

    Barking and Dagenham is a key election battleground in Labour’s campaign to see off the far right British National Party. Caroline Thorpe visits the east London borough to uncover housing’s role in the fight.

  • Third of employers not ready for TSA

    04/05/2010

    More than a third of social housing employers do not believe their organisation is ready to meet the regulatory framework set out by the Tenant Services Authority.

  • Time to get even

    30/04/2010

    The worlds of housing and finance must work together to tackle the wealth gap between social tenants and homeowners

  • Tory candidate slams wife’s housing policy

    05/05/2010

    A Conservative parliamentary candidate has clashed with his own wife over a ‘garden grabbing’ policy she masterminded for the borough council.

  • Two arrested after fire in flats

    30/04/2010

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a block of flats in Falmouth.

  • UK Housing Awards - IH Mini Profile - Scottish Government

    29/04/2010

  • We don’t need this scaremongering

    30/04/2010

    Hugo Stephens’ assertion that ‘registered housing providers are privately owned organisations and, therefore, fall within the private sector’ in the legal article On the public highway (Inside Housing, 16 April) is not settled law, neither is it necessarily accepted by all housing practitioners. His bold assertion at the start of the article is surprising.

  • Westminster to restrict lettings

    30/04/2010

    A council has banned overcrowded families and those with serious medical conditions from bidding for new housing.

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