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Trafford strikes £275m funding deal

24/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A Manchester-based housing association has struck a new £275m funding deal with two banks and two institutional investors, replacing a previous £145m facility.

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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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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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Right to Buy: dreams and nightmares

20/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

An analysis of the Right to Buy extension pilot contains stark warnings about affordability and communication around exemptions. Pete Apps sifts through the detail

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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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Lakehouse slumps to £31.7m loss

24/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

Social housing contractor Lakehouse has posted a £31.7m operating loss for the year to September last year according to the firm’s annual results.

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Grainger profits leap 64%

01/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Growing demand in the private rented sector has driven a 64% leap in pre-tax profit for residential landlord Grainger.

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'Rogue' landlords receive £2.3bn in housing benefit

23/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

One in every £10 spent on housing benefit in England goes to a private landlord letting a sub-standard home, according to new analysis by the Labour party

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Universal Credit to be paid more regularly in Scotland

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.

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'Rogue' landlords receive £2.3bn in housing benefit

23/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

One in every £10 spent on housing benefit in England goes to a private landlord letting a sub-standard home, according to new analysis by the Labour party

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Universal Credit to be paid more regularly in Scotland

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.

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Government to ban letting agents' fees

23/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has announced a ban on letting agents charging fees in the private rented sector during tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.

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Clanmil and Hearth complete merger

24/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

A Northern Irish housing association has completed its merger with a small association specialising in conservation.

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New Charter and Adactus in talks over 33,000-home merger

24/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

New Charter Group has entered talks with Adactus Housing Group which would lead to the creation of a 33,000-home landlord.

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Trafford strikes £275m funding deal

24/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A Manchester-based housing association has struck a new £275m funding deal with two banks and two institutional investors, replacing a previous £145m facility.

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