Birmingham City Council is set to remove an estimated 4,000 households from its housing waiting list by changing its allocation policy.
Councils with the fastest rising housing waiting lists are areas which saw above average decreases in the amount of social housing coming available, exclusive Inside Housing analysis shows.
A London housing association is set to start lifting rents by up to 40% at a key worker scheme in east London from next week, amid local opposition.
The government’s welfare reforms risk undermining its aim to make housing more accessible, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing has warned.
The government will change its bedroom tax regulations five months after the Supreme Court ruled the policy was discriminatory for some households with a disabled person.
The government will only support builders which adopt “acceptable terms” to leasehold properties with its Help to Buy Equity Loan programme.
Private companies are interested in becoming housing associations to access affordable housing funding, says Savills’ Mervyn Jones
An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.
Private Rented Sector
Removing housing benefit from young people could see 9,000 left unable to access accommodation and placed at risk of homelessness, a charity has estimated.
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WHITE PAPER: The government has no plans to force or encourage buy-to-let landlords to increase the length of their tenancies, the housing minister has confirmed.
Anti Social Behaviour
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Ministers will be asked to require housing associations to offer compensation to neighbours affected by their tenants at a House of Commons debate later today.
A housing association has been criticised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for failing to have an anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy in place for its supported housing.