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Associations 'facing downgrades' over asset registers

24/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations in England could face regulatory downgrades if the Homes and Communities Agency uncovers insufficient asset and liability registers in its new in-depth assessments.

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'A third of tenant data is inaccurate'

24/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

More than a third of data that social landlords hold on tenants is inaccurate or missing, according to a tech supplier to the housing sector.

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HCA reveals 'in-depth assessment' process

19/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

The English social housing regulator has set out the way it will conduct in-depth assessments (IDAs) of housing associations.

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Holiday profit Video

01/07/2015 | By Alex Turner

Short-let holiday sites such as Airbnb are coming under fire for reducing the supply of housing where resources are scarce. Is this a problem for the UK’s social landlords? Alex Turner investigates

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HCA warns about swap risk after increase in cash calls

01/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The Homes and Communities Agency has issued another warning about managing interest rate swap risk after landlords’ ‘mark-to-market’ exposure doubled in 10 months.

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Live blog - 1st July

01/07/2015 | By IH reporters

Key storiesEnglish social housing regulator the Homes and Communties Agency (HCA) will launch a probe into the impact of the government’s £12bn of welfare cutsChris Walker, head of housing at think-tank Policy Exchange

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Fire officers monitoring timber frame use

26/06/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) is stepping up surveillance of fires at timber frame buildings because of the material’s increased use.

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One in six private rented homes 'unsafe'

21/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Nearly one in six privately rented homes in England is physically unsafe, a report published today has said.

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Death on Hyde estate sparks HCA intervention

20/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The death of a woman hit by a truck has prompted the English social housing regulator to investigate whether other tenants are at risk of harm on an estate owned by a large housing association.

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