Tenancy

High Court

Allocations policy favouring workers ruled unlawful

22/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A council’s policy to ringfence 20% of its lettings for people in work has been found discriminatory and unlawful by the High Court.

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Applicants barred by local connection rules

11/03/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

More than half of councils to respond to an Inside Housing survey have imposed new local connection rules to slash their waiting lists.

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For use in Inside Housing, 29 April 2016

The city inside a city Video

29/04/2016 | By Pete Apps

Peabody is taking the reins of one of the largest regeneration schemes ever at Thamesmead in south-east London. Pete Apps takes a closer look

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Peers vote for inflation-linked Pay to Stay threshold

28/04/2016 | By Carl Brown

Peers have voted for Pay to Stay ‘high-income’ thresholds to be increased in line with inflation every three years.

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Believe in better

27/04/2016 | By Matthew Bennett

On Monday we published blogs from a councillor and resident who voiced strong opinions about the demolition of the 306-home Cressingham Gardens estate in Lambeth.

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Northern landlords concerned over £4.1bn shared ownership fund

22/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Housing associations in the north of England have warned that their bids for funding under the government’s flagship affordable housing programme will be constrained by limited demand for shared ownership.

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On the stump Video

22/04/2016 | By Padraig Reidy

Wales heads for the ballot box on 5 May. Padraig Reidy considers what the housing sector wants from the contest

UKIP lunch

Made in Dagenham Video

21/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Peter Whittle is vying to be the first UKIP mayor of London. Heather Spurr joins him in east London for a drink, a haircut and a spot of lunch.

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Town and gown

26/04/2016 | By Kevin Price

We must tackle growing inequalities in Cambridge to solve the spiralling house prices, says Kevin Price

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Cost squeeze

26/04/2016 | By Lindsay Judge

Housing costs are likely to be the living standards issue of this parliament, says Lindsay Judge

Financial district

Mortgage lending jumped 59% in March

21/04/2016 | By Carl Brown

Gross mortgage lending in March increased by 59% year-on-year due to buyers seeking to beat the deadline for a stamp duty rise on second homes and Buy to Let properties.

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For use in Inside Housing, 15 January 2016

Masking the cuts Video

15/01/2016 | By Robert Cusack

Will housing’s anti-social behaviour superheroes face the chop in the forthcoming cuts? Robert Cusack finds out

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From the frontline

05/01/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Working in anti-social behaviour is rewarding for Lee Godfrey, tenancy relations co-ordinator at Broadacres Housing Association. But as Simon Brandon finds, it’s an increasingly tough job

Domestic violence

Landlord did 'not follow' risk policy in murder case

08/12/2015 | By Sophie Barnes

A housing association failed to follow its own risk policy in its treatment of a tenant who was later murdered by her partner, a review has concluded.

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