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Birmingham changes expected to remove 4,000 from housing waiting list

14/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Birmingham City Council is set to remove an estimated 4,000 households from its housing waiting list by changing its allocation policy.

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Areas with rising waiting lists see falls in social housing

24/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

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.

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One Housing to raise rents on key worker scheme by 40%

30/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

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.

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Alafat: welfare reforms risk undermining housing aims

15/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

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.

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Government to make bedroom tax change five months after court judgment

01/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

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.

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Javid: government will use Help to Buy to police leasehold practices

28/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government will only support builders which adopt “acceptable terms” to leasehold properties with its Help to Buy Equity Loan programme.

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A new era of for-profit housing providers

28/03/2017 | By Mervyn Jones

Private companies are interested in becoming housing associations to access affordable housing funding, says Savills’ Mervyn Jones

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Newham launches affordable housing company

21/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.

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Under-21 housing benefit cut 'could place 9,000 at risk of homelessness'

06/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

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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New Era: one year on Video

22/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

A year ago, the new landlord of a Hackney estate ripped up the rental rulebook. Sophie Barnes returns to Hoxton to find out how the personalised rents model has bedded in

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Barwell: no tenancy length increases for buy-to-let landlords

08/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Breaking the cycle Video

24/02/2017 | By Steve Sampson

Gang violence is a growing problem in our inner cities but councils’ youth services budgets have been cut. Can housing associations fill the void? Steve Sampson finds out

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MPs to debate associations' duties to private neighbours

22/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

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.

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Scottish landlord criticised for lack of ASB policy

29/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

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.

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