The New Era estate hit the headlines after private tenants mobilised a massive protest against plans to increase rents. Now it is a test bed for a new type of fair rent that challenges the government’s - and the sector’s - definition of affordability. Nick Duxbury reports
Landlords could be taken to full court hearings if tenants argue they are being evicted as a result of problems related to their disability, after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court yesterday.
Cloud storage poses opportunities – and risks – for social landlords. Keith Cooper reports
Social landlords are in the midst of a great experiment with ‘big data’. Once they collect together their information, what will they do with it? Simon Brandon reports
Involving tenants really does pay, says Paul Hackett. This follows a report released yesterday saying resident participation could save the sector millions.
Eamonn Boylan may have been the chief executive of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council since January 2010, but his heart is still 100% housing.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is considering extending its housing zones programme as it announces the two latest sites for its £400m scheme.
The north is distinct from the south and within it has diverse issues, says Jo Boaden. It needs its own housing commission to develop bespoke policy
Private Rented Sector
Housing associations are eyeing up cheap debt to build thousands of private rented sector (PRS) homes through a government guarantees programme.
A law to ban ‘revenge’ evictions was passed by the House of Lords after a long campaign spearheaded by housing charity Shelter.
Campaigning groups have slammed government plans to stop city or borough-wide private rented sector (PRS) licensing schemes.
Anti Social Behaviour
Social landlords have been assessing their impact in key policy areas. Here are some of the key studies
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?
How has Scotland’s housing policy changed since devolution? Take a click through time with this interactive timeline by Derek Hogg, a partner at law firm Harper Macleod