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Housing bodies and councils have rejected government proposals to make councils pay for a scheme designed to help people in crisis.
A residential landlord has received the first allocation of funds under the second round of the government’s flagship scheme to boost the private rented sector.
A contractor and builder has raised £120m through a US private placement.
A partnership between a residential developer and a private investment company will build homes worth £1bn in London and the south east.
A number of housing associations are hoping that the government will include greater flexibility on rent-setting in next week’s Autumn Statement.
Scottish landlord pays a premium as it enters bond markets
Homes in around a third of Greater London’s boroughs earned more than £70,840 in a year, exceeding the average salary of a typical solicitor in the city, research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has found.
One of England’s largest social landlords has broken the sector record for the cheapest all-in price on a long term bond with its first ever issue.
The Scottish Government has been praised by a key housing body for the additional £30m of funding allocated for the help to buy scheme.
The number of new homes being started is increasing fastest in areas where the council has not adopted a local plan that complies with the National Planning Policy Framework
How should housing associations respond to the tantalising prospect of freedom? In uncharted territory you need something to guide you.
The commercialisation of housing associations is going too far - and many are forgetting the reason they actually exist
Eric Pickles is wrong, but Myleene Klass isn’t as wrong as you might think. Peter Apps explains why.
The devolution of new powers over the housing costs elements of universal credit raises questions not just for Scotland but for the whole of the UK.
We need to be positive and ‘lead not plead’ to create prosperity in the north, says Jo Boaden
Policy Exchange got blood pressure rising this week by suggesting that landlords should be able to buy their way out of historic grant and become ‘free housing associations’, unrestricted by regulation.
An international view is needed to ensure a housing sector that works for everyone, argues Grainia Long