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Ashby clarifies definition of 'entirely acceptable' V2 rating

21/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

The English social housing regulator has clarified its definition of financial viability standards and confirmed it is ‘entirely acceptable’ for associations to drop down to the second notch.


Increase in viability downgrades to V2

08/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

The English social housing regulator is downgrading more landlords’ financial viability ratings as it anticipates a riskier operating environment for the sector.

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Missed gas test 'exposed tenants to serious harm'

05/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

A social landlord exposed vulnerable tenants to ‘the risk of serious harm for a significant period’ by failing to carry out gas safety checks, the housing watchdog has said.

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Ashby: 'Housing associations should adopt merger code'

22/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations should adopt a city-style merger code for takeovers in an increasingly tough operating environment.

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Fewer than 1 in 5 social tenants voted Tory

22/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

Fewer than one in five social housing tenants voted Conservative in the election, a polling company has estimated.


Learning from North Korea

22/05/2015 | By Closed Circuit

Landlords seem keen to avoid ‘in-depth’ assessments, drastic measures to keep conference delegates awake and Mark Francois makes the record for being housing minister for the shortest time ever

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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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Bin company installs cameras to prevent rough sleeper deaths

19/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A refuse company has installed cameras on its lorries in a bid to prevent the deaths of homeless people sleeping in bins.

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