Glasgow City Council has made the largest housing association in Scotland joint owner of the council’s building service department.
L&Q will build 2,000 homes in the North West as part of a joint venture with a locally-based Manchester landlord.
Peterborough City Council and housing association Cross Keys Homes have agreed to set up a housing company to build homes in the city.
Stock transfers have slowed as mergers go through but are likely to pick up again soon, says Will Rutter and Stuart May
Senior figures linked to a Ministry of Defence department are seeking to encourage investors to buy around 40,000 Armed Forces homes from a private company.
The Ministry of Defence and one of its contractors are “badly letting down” armed forces’ families by giving them “poor accommodation”, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has concluded.
Stoke-on-Trent Council is considering setting up a company to deal with the repairs and maintenance of its council housing.
Two housing associations in the North East have set up a cost-sharing company in a bid to drive down their spending.
A London borough is striving to find a way to write off millions of pounds of historic housing debt, to allow its much-vaunted stock transfer to go ahead.
Prisoners will be employed as construction workers in an off-site construction factory in Hindley Prison in Greater Manchester, Inside Housing can reveal.
Willmott Dixon has abandoned plans to sell off its support services division.
Birmingham City Council plans to set up a procurement process to encourage small builders to develop sites of less than 15 homes in the area.
Private security company G4S has revised its expected loss upwards on a government contract for asylum seeker housing due to increased demand.
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The board of Scotland’s largest social landlord has rubber-stamped a recommendation to set up a joint venture with a subsidiary of Glasgow City Council to deliver repairs.
A private finance initiative deal in south London was meant to retrofit an ageing communal heating system and save tenents money. Keith Cooper investigates what happened next
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A residential property developer has sold a private rented development to housing association L&Q for £66.8m.
The value of payments made to councils by developers in lieu of onsite affordable housing has jumped 72% in a year, according to official figures.
One of the largest real estate firms in the US has taken a 50% share in a London-based affordable homes company to help drive a massive expansion of its development.
Winchester Council has voted to terminate a development agreement that was called in by the previous secretary of state and led to the resignation of the council leader last year.
New rules on immigration checks could lead to further discrimination and pressure on homelessness services, says John Perry
Stock transfer organisations that fail to adapt their board memberships in a changing operating environment will face governance problems, a report has warned.
Greater Manchester’s housing associations have won the right to deliver their first public services contract through a pioneering joint company.
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Housing associations are consulting lawyers about setting up ‘sister companies’ to free stock from the effect of government policies.
L&Q will become a development partner for a £1bn, 2,500-home regeneration project which includes a film studio complex.
A former in-house repairs team is transforming itself into a commercial house builder. Louise Hunt visits its first project to find out why
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A London-based housing association has announced a joint venture with a property developer to build private rented housing in the capital.
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Lenders have reacted cautiously to a proposed increase in the borrowing power of stock transfer housing associations – a move which the National Housing Federation (NHF) said could deliver thousands of new homes.
Social landlords have joined forces in a bid to compete with the biggest companies for major public contracts.
It is encouraging to see 10 landlords joining forces through a joint venture to enable them to bid directly for public contracts, including the Work Programme
Housing associations are only able to replace one in every five homes sold under the preserved Right to Buy, according to an exclusive snap poll by Inside Housing.
Two large London housing associations are lining up a major swap of around 2,500 homes, as one landlord seeks full control of a large estate in the capital.
A £250m deal to supply social landlords with building and maintenance materials for the next four years has been struck by Procurement for Housing (PfH).
The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.
A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.
Social landlords should take note: a recent case could make it more difficult to dispute the cost of a construction contracts, says Theresa Mohammed
Stock transfer housing associations are on an equal footing with traditional landlords in terms of credit strength, a major credit agency has said.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is calling for further borrowing powers in a move some experts see as a push back against discussions on breaking the organisation up.
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Social housing procurement has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and is now unrecognisable from the simple, transactional activity it once was
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The European Union’s procurement regime has elicted mostly grumbles from social landlords since the sector came under its aegis in 2004. But what are the true costs and benefits? Keith Cooper reports
A housing and care provider has signed a £150m repairs and maintenance contract with property services company Ian Williams.
By talking to housing associations early on, and adopting standard language, developers can prevent housing associations walking away from section 106 deals at the last minute
A London council has decided to wind up its arm’s-length management organisation after tenants voted in favour of the proposal.
L&Q has decided to set up its own repairs and maintenance service to keep its homes in good repair. But why, and how is the roll-out progressing? Tim Mulvenna, group director for customer service and direct maintenance at L&Q, explains
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A housing association has entered a joint venture with a house builder to build a 1,600-home scheme worth a £400m over 20 years.
JLL has acquired the property consultancy arm of a rival business and poached the head valuer from another as it increases its share of the market.
A Hackney housing estate, which made headlines earlier this year when Russell Brand protested against its new owners’ planned rent hikes, is being bought by affordable homes provider, Dolphin Living.
The government has announced a manager for its long awaited £3.5bn guarantees fund for new private rented sector (PRS) homes.
Hull City Council has announced a partnership with Willmott Dixon Energy Services to carry out energy efficiency improvements on 3,000 homes.
Helena Partnerships will soon join forces with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust, to form a new group structure called Torus with the aim of building more homes and creating jobs. Rob Young, its chief executive elect, talks to Jess McCabe about why the deal makes sense