Risk & Judgements
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.
The English social housing regulator is downgrading more landlords’ financial viability ratings as it anticipates a riskier operating environment for the sector.
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.
Value for Money
Housing associations should adopt a city-style merger code for takeovers in an increasingly tough operating environment.
Fewer than one in five social housing tenants voted Conservative in the election, a polling company has estimated.
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
Health and Safety
Nearly one in six privately rented homes in England is physically unsafe, a report published today has said.
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.
A refuse company has installed cameras on its lorries in a bid to prevent the deaths of homeless people sleeping in bins.