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Landlords call on ministers to review sex offender strategy

24/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A group of 15 housing associations is calling on Scottish ministers to carry out a ‘fundamental’ review of the government’s strategy for housing sex offenders.

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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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Plans for new ombudsman criticised by sector

20/04/2015 | By Carl Brown

Plans to merge the functions of the Housing Ombudsman Service with those of other bodies to create a new ‘Public Service Ombudsman’ have been criticised by social housing sector figures.

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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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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


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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Rentier nation

23/04/2015 | By Jules Birch

For all the political rhetoric about home ownership, official figures released today confirm that England continues to become a nation of private tenants.

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Councils' out-of-area placements breaking the law

23/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Councils in London have broken the law by placing more than 8,000 homeless families in other areas over two years without properly notifying the receiving local authority.

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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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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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