For use in Inside Housing, 17 April 2015

Repairing trust

17/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports

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Landlord downgraded after risking covenant breaches

02/04/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Asra Housing Group has had its governance and viability rating downgraded by the housing regulator after it was exposed to covenant breaches.

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Regulator slams giant landlord for 'chronic' repairs failings

02/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

‘Chronic failures’ resulting in ‘exceptionally poor provision of repairs’ has seen one of the UK’s largest social landlords ranked non-compliant by the sector watchdog.

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Right to Buy bill 'within 100 days' of new government

27/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

The Conservatives will legislate to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations within the first 100 days of a new government, should the party win a majority.

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27/04/2015 | By IH reporters

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IH50: Under pressure

27/04/2015 | By Eamon McGoldrick

Arm’s-length management organisations can help councils deliver services and ease their signifiance financial pressure, says Eamon McGoldrick

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23/04/2015 | By Martin Hilditch

Liverpool Mutual Homes thinks it has found the key to guaranteeing gas safety in its homes. Martin Hilditch reports

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New guidelines for social landlords on asbestos

23/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A watchdog is to endorsing new guidance on how housing providers manage asbestos, following concerns that residents are increasingly taking more social landlords to court.


Tenant group u-turns over gas access campaign

21/04/2015 | By Carl Brown

A tenants’ group has dropped its opposition to a campaign for greater gas access powers for housing associations.

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