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.
The government has revealed it is undertaking a review of associations’ powers to evict anti-social tenants, as MPs heard calls for greater powers to protect neighbours yesterday.
The social housing regulator is calling on housing associations to properly consult tenants before disposing of properties or making a change in management, after warning some have not been “upfront” about potential risks.
Government claims that it has “turned around” 120,000 troubled families were “misleading”, and there is no evidence the programme created for this purpose has had any significant impact, MPs have said.
New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
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Private Rented Sector
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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.
The government will look to increase the availability of longer rental tenancies as it seeks to boost institutional investment in Build to Rent in tomorrow’s Housing White Paper.
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.