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Changing how we think about repairs

18/01/2017

Some housing associations are challenging received thinking about the way the sector approaches repairs and maintenance. Gavriel Hollander finds out why they think the sector could save itself a packet

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Ombudsman relationship with regulator in spotlight after Circle issues

16/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.

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Leaked letter reveals Circle repairs overhaul could run until September

12/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Overhauling the long-standing repairs issues affecting former Circle Housing stock could take until September, a leaked letter has revealed.

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Recognised value

22/12/2016

Following the Bonfield Review report, the onus is now on housing associations to help alleviate fuel poverty, says John Barnham

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Government review calls for housing associations to lead on energy efficiency

19/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations are hindered from making energy efficiency improvements to their homes because of financial pressures and “competing regulatory priorities”, a government-commissioned review has concluded.

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Supported housing demand trumps LHA cap fears

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.

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Revealed: tenure breakdown for Affordable Homes Programme

06/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has revealed the tenure breakdown of the homes that will be funded by part of its Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.

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01/12/2016

What social landlords need to consider when consolidating their assets

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All change

25/11/2016

How can landlords best manage their housing stock to meet the needs of their tenants and business? Inside Housing reports

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Islington sets aside £40m for council housing

13/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.

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£200m Nightingale Estate regeneration approved

12/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.

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Over two-thirds of builders report materials price rise

09/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Seventy per cent of UK house builders have reported a rise in materials prices due to the depreciation of the pound following the Brexit vote, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). 

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German bank to fund Manchester PRS scheme

16/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.

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AHF secures £114.8m record low bond

12/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.

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Healey calls for answers over RTB financial risk

11/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

John Healey has called on the government to publish the measures it is taking to protect purchasers placing themselves in “significant financial risk” when buying through the extended Right to Buy.

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