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Councils' strategies to avoid homeless duties 'shameful'

17/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Two London councils acted ‘shamefully’ in their attempts to avoid taking legal responsibility for a vulnerable homeless family, a High Court judge has found.

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Doing the right thing

16/04/2015 | By Ann Santry

It’s becoming harder to do the right thing when it comes to who we house, says Ann Santry. But we can do it by working with our residents and understanding their challenges

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Social landlord to provide tenants with glue for self-repairs

13/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A Midlands-based housing association is considering allowing its tenants to fix leaks and other minor repairs themselves using mouldable glue.

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Northern Ireland landlords complete merger

10/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Two housing associations in Northern Ireland have completed a merger.

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Counting crisis Video

10/04/2015 | By Nick Constable

Cornwall has officially replaced only 15 homes sold under the Right to Buy. Is there more to the story?

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Done deal Video

16/04/2015 | By Keith Cooper

Wales has signed a historic deal with Westminster to end the creaming off of council rents. Keith Cooper examines the fine print

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Landlords exposed to grant clawback after deadline passes

16/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Around 2,000 homes apparently missed the ‘drop dead’ date completions under the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) in London, leaving landlords exposed to millions in grant clawback.  

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Lib Dems pledge increased investment in housing

15/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

The Liberal Democrat party has pledged to increase capital investment in new housing as it sets out wide-ranging proposals to build 300,000 homes per year.

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Council advertises social homes privately after waiting list cut

09/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A West Midlands council is advertising local social housing on the open market after slashing its housing waiting list.

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A new era for affordable rents? Video

27/03/2015

The New Era estate hit the headlines after private tenants mobilised a massive protest against plans to increase rents.

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Housing associations eye PRS guarantees fund

23/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations are eyeing up cheap debt to build thousands of private rented sector (PRS) homes through a government guarantees programme.

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Hand grenade attack on social landlord property

30/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A police investigation has been launched following a hand grenade attack on a housing association property in Greater Manchester.

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7 studies that show housing benefits

26/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Social landlords have been assessing their impact in key policy areas. Here are some of the key studies

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Injunction nation

20/03/2015 | By Matthew Wilson

A new injunction for anti-social behaviour is launched next week. It allows landlords to include ‘positive requirements’, but will that be a blessing or a curse?

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