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70% of households would ban landlords from renting inefficient homes


A total of seven in ten UK households say landlords should be barred from renting out homes unless they improve their energy efficiency levels, according to research.

Man fitting solar panel on roof

Councillors to vote on £9.2m solar project


The cabinet for a West Yorkshire council will be asked to approve a £9.2m solar project next week.

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Government renewable heat scheme fails to attract social landlords


Only 3% of renewable heat measures installed under a government scheme are in social homes, according to government figures released today.

Scotland will vote on their independence

What's on in the housing sector this week - 15-19 Sept


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 September

Angela Carter Close

Green Deal report ‘must be heeded’


A government report into the Green Deal energy efficiency scheme ‘must not fall on deaf ears’, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) warned this week.


Call for power to force entry for gas checks


Home Group and the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) are launching a campaign calling for housing associations to be allowed to force entry to homes that are overdue for gas safety checks.

Alan Whitehead

Bill to close energy efficiency loophole for HMOs in parliament


A trade body has thrown its support behind a private members bill that would require houses of multiple occupation to comply with upcoming minimum energy standards for the private rented sector.

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Scotland will vote on their independence

Scottish referendum live blog Video


The Scottish voters have spoken. So what comes next? Follow our live blog today to get the housing sector’s reaction to the result.

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Lean and green


Social landlords can learn a green lesson from the private sector, says Natalie Owen

Editor, Inside Housing

The real green deal


When David Cameron had a wind turbine installed at his house, experts estimated that it could save the PM-in-waiting up to 30% on his energy bills.

Managing director, Sustainable Homes

Let’s get retrofit for the future


Zero-carbon obligations can be met through ‘allowable solutions’

Simon Green large

Going green or going backwards


The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions

Director of property services, Trent and Dove Housing

Tackling fuel poverty


Social landlords should not wait for government targets in order to respond to fuel poverty, argues Steve Grocock

Associate, Harper Macleod

No dodging disclosure


Landlords in Scotland will have to reveal environmental data

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

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