Risk & Judgements
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
Asra Housing Group has had its governance and viability rating downgraded by the housing regulator after it was exposed to covenant breaches.
‘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.
Value for Money
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.
Arm’s-length management organisations can help councils deliver services and ease their signifiance financial pressure, says Eamon McGoldrick
Health and Safety
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Liverpool Mutual Homes thinks it has found the key to guaranteeing gas safety in its homes. Martin Hilditch reports
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.
A tenants’ group has dropped its opposition to a campaign for greater gas access powers for housing associations.