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The High Court has ruled that a housing association is not liable to compensate tenants for water bills, in the latest case in a saga over alleged overpayments.
St Mungo’s complex needs worker Tom O’Neil on supporting people with substance misuse issues and how he has made being a former boxer relevant to his current role
It’s important to have clear lines of communication with staff when undertaking any business restructuring, says John Craggs of Gentoo Group
Tracy Harrison explains why the Northern Housing Consortium is calling on election candidates to back measures that support regeneration
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is urging general election candidates to support the regeneration of areas of market weakness.
Local Plans should be changed as a “matter of urgency” if there are gaps in providing accessible housing, a cross-party committee of MPs has recommended.
Labour and Conservative ministers clashed over ending rough sleeping in parliament today as the election campaigns swung into action.
A 30,000-home housing association has formed in the South East with plans to build 1,200 homes per year.
A South East social housing provider has secured a £65m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to help deliver plans to build 800 new houses.
There has been a 24% increase in evictions from social housing in Scotland over the past two years, a new report by Shelter Scotland has revealed.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to spend £250,000 setting up an advice hub for community groups looking to build homes in the capital themselves.
Thirteen Group is aiming to help prevent homelessness on behalf of five councils across the North East. The group’s director Chris Smith explains more
The Housing White Paper’s affordable private rent model is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done for those on low incomes, says Campbell Robb of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week five, 15 and 25 years ago
The Welsh Government will put forward proposals to reverse the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) reclassification of housing associations in Wales after local elections on 4 May.
The housing regulator and ombudsman have published a ‘memorandum of understanding’ setting out their plans to share information and co-operate.
A newly merged housing association has retained its strong credit rating.
Just under 9,000 affordable homes were started under Greater London Authority programmes in the first year of Sadiq Khan’s tenure as mayor.
A candid pitch from a planning consultancy and Karbon responds to the ridikule
The government has rejected two developers’ appeals against planning permission decisions because they would involve “significant development” on green belt land.
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s South East secretary and a respected housing academic has died aged 62.
The deadline for entries for Inside Housing’s inaugural Scottish Leaders’ List has been extended.
Jules Birch looks at the impact of the Local Housing Allowance cap on the poorest families in Wales
With stock rationalisation deals expected to soar, Nick Johnstone and Luke Barratt cast an eye over the lay of the sector’s Monopoly board
The UK’s largest housing association is making plans to sell up to 10,000 units over the coming years, as social landlords step up stock rationalisation amid an efficiency drive.
A Scottish council is working on a pilot project to build modular extensions to the homes of older or disabled people to help them remain in their properties.
The LHA cap is set to leave Welsh landlords and tenants in a sticky situation. Jules Birch investigates what is likely to happen as a result
Welsh social landlords in low-rent areas have revealed capping benefits at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will leave hundreds of their tenants unable to pay their rent.
Tony Stacey of South Yorkshire Housing Association considers what impact the snap election could have on the housing sector
The election is a chance for the Conservatives to quietly drop some commitments, says Emma Maier
Clarion to sell 10,000 homes, how the LHA cap is set to have an impact on Welsh landlords and their tenants and meet Stuart Ropke, the man tasked with speaking for housing associations in Wales.
A troubled Scottish housing association has put out a tender looking for a larger housing association to partner with.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders said today that gross mortgage lending had reached £21.4bn in March – 19% lower than the £26.3bn lent in March last year.
A flat fire in an iconic west London council tower block saw 200 tenants evacuated from their homes last night.
The government and the Housing Ombudsman are taking a closer look at alleged poor-quality new build housing built by housing associations, the housing minister has said.
Wales has an ambitious housebuilding target of 20,000 homes by 2021. Nathaniel Barker meets Stuart Ropke, who has a central role to play in helping associations deliver
A new development model proposed by Shelter does not take into account legal, practical and planning difficulties, says Philip Barnes of house builder Barratt Developments
The Liberal Democrat candidate in the race to become the first West of England mayor has pledged to set up a new state-owned housing association if elected.
In the midst of Brexit negotiations the next government will have to rely on housing associations to deliver desperately needed affordable homes, says David Montague
The new metro mayors are being “short changed” on housing, according to a report by left-leaning thinktank the Smith Institute.
Nearly seven in 10 people to experience housing worries in the past five years feel it has impacted on their mental health, a study has found.
Half of voters think the government’s benefit cuts have gone too far, an Ipsos Mori poll published today has revealed.
The snap general election called by the prime minister yesterday will delay Local Plans and planning decisions, a planning expert has warned.
Countryside has been selected by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to deliver 1,200 homes in Maidenhead town centre.
Voters marginally favour Labour in terms of housing policy, despite the party trailing the Conservatives by 21 percentage points in the overall poll.
The next government could turn the tide on rising homelessness and end rough sleeping, says Matt Downie
Midlands housing association Bromford has hiked its housebuilding plans by 57% after revising its business strategy.
Places for People has been shortlisted alongside four private companies for a groundbreaking £1bn residential development partnership with two county councils.
With perceptions of housing associations still not quite matching the reality, there’s a need for landlords to embrace openness, says Amanda Davies
Hyde Housing’s employment advisor Raffaella Lenza on how to get tenants into work and her secret passion for piano
The snap general election on 8 June is unlikely to have the same chilling impact on the housing association bond market as the 2015 poll, finance experts have said.
Civitas Social Housing has bought a portfolio of social housing stock for a total consideration of £11.5m, yielding 6.3%.
OPINION: Theresa May could win in June but she will still face a deepening housing crisis, says Jules Birch
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has called for the housing crisis to be a “top priority” in the forthcoming general election.
Theresa May has surprised everyone by calling a general election – so where are the differences in housing policies between the parties likely to lie?