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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.


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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