The latest on social housing finance, including news, views and analysis on lending, bonds, institutional investment, grant rates, affordable rent, and regulation.
The average ‘affordable rent’ in London rose to more than £1,000 per month in 2014 for new build two-bedroom homes, exclusive analysis has shown.
The UK’s largest social landlord is considering pulling out of the sector’s £2.3bn pension scheme as the fund’s deficit continues to rise.
An institutional investor has entered the private rented sector (PRS) with a £25m scheme in east London, and set out an appetite to invest £1bn in the sector.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is calling for further borrowing powers in a move some experts see as a push back against discussions on breaking the organisation up.
Several landlords penalised for failing to follow value for money rules failed to include key performance data in their self-assessments despite paying consultants to produce it.
Little progress has been made on the roll-out of universal credit with just 0.3% of the eligible population receiving it by October last year, concludes a damning report out today.
Cornwall Council has started only 15 replacement homes using Right to Buy receipts, despite originally telling the government it had begun more than 1,000.
The Homes and Communities Agency has issued a warning to landlords after a drop in interest rates led to increased calls from investors to put up cash or security as part of ‘swap’ deals.
Contracting giant Kier has reported an 11% rise in revenue in the six months to the end of last year from the year before, in its interim results released today.
A government release this week claimed that 33,000 new home owners have been created through Right to Buy since 2012
Lies, damned lies and Right to Buy figures
What were the reasons for this year’s value for money downgrades?
Oops. The final Right to Buy stats before the election show that the reinvigorated policy is delivering less than half the new homes the government previously claimed: one for every 11 sold.
Last year, amid increasing pressure on landlords to demonstrate value for money, the HCA threw down the gauntlet
What are the implications of the Dutch housing association debacle for the UK?
Could housing hold the key to the Conservatives’ chances of winning the general election?
Rewrite the shared ownership rulebook. That is the advice from Savills’ Mervyn Jones to combat the problem of unaffordability of the product in central London