• Landlords 'only able to replace one in five Right to Buy homes'

    TOP NEWS STORY: Housing associations are only able to replace one in every five homes sold under the preserved Right to Buy, according to an exclusive snap poll by Inside Housing.

  • Done deal

    ANALYSIS: Wales has signed a historic deal with Westminster to end the creaming off of council rents. Keith Cooper examines the fine print

  • #wrongtobuy

    LISTICLE: This magazine is pro-aspiration and supports the goal of homeowership. But Inside Housing believes that the Tory proposal to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations is bad idea. Here are 16 reasons why.

Right to buy sell

Landlords 'only able to replace one in five Right to Buy homes'

TOP NEWS STORY: Housing associations are only able to replace one in every five homes sold under the preserved Right to Buy, according to an exclusive snap poll by Inside Housing.

  • pause slideshow

The Supreme Court final court of appeal in Parliament Square London

Councils' strategies to avoid homeless duties 'shameful'

17/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Two London councils acted ‘shamefully’ in their attempts to avoid taking legal responsibility for a vulnerable homeless family, a High Court judge has found.

House keys

Savills questions £4.5bn Right to Buy sell-off calculation

17/04/2015 | By Martin Hilditch

The Conservative Party’s suggestion that £4.5bn could be raised by selling high value council homes to part fund its planned extension of Right to Buy to housing associations is highly questionable, according to research by Savills.

Gavel

Landlords could take regulator to court over judgments

17/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) could soon be faced with judicial reviews by social landlords over regulatory judgments, a lawyer has said.

Ilo of home and first aid box

Housing project 'saves NHS £1.7m'

17/04/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Social landlords in Wales claim they will save the local NHS £1.7m in the next financial year, through a project that cares for patients with mental illness or learning disabilities in affordable housing rather than hospital or

BROMFORD_7

Sector-wide tenant satisfaction 'remains high'

17/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Tenant satisfaction has remained consistent year-on-year, with 86% of housing association customers happy with their overall service.

potential merger

South west housing associations announce merger

16/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Two social landlords have merged to become one of the biggest providers in the south west.

Money

Second rating agency warns of Right to Buy impact

16/04/2015 | By Carl Brown

A second credit rating agency has warned about the potential impact of the Conservatives’ proposed right to buy extension on housing association finances.

FOR SALE

Less than a third of voters think Right to Buy extension a good idea Video

16/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Just 28% of voters think that giving tenants of housing associations the Right to Buy is a good idea, an overnight poll by YouGov suggests.

house building new homes

Persimmon increases revenue to £2bn in 2015

16/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

A major house builder has increased its sales revenue to £2bn in the first four months of the year.

Emma Maier cropped

#wrongtobuy

15/04/2015

Inside Housing believes that extending the Right to Buy to housing associations is wrong. Full stop. If you agree, feel free to use our #wrongtobuy badge on your twitter profile.

Campaign

IH Top 50 columnist

Asset generation

Fail to listen to a community when you regenerate and they will become your biggest obstacle rather than an asset, says Mark Henderson

Paul Hackett, director of the Smith Institute

Make up, don't break up

Governments and councils need to work together to tackle the housing crisis - rather than conduct phoney bidding wars on phantom housing targets, says Paul Hackett

EMMA_MAIER_227px

Don't shirk this debate

Our pages have been dominated this week with the Conservative manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants

ann_santry

Doing the right thing

It’s becoming harder to do the right thing when it comes to who we house, says Ann Santry. But we can do it by working with our residents and understanding their challenges

More analysis

For use in Inside Housing, 17 April 2015

Repairing trust

When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports

Read in full
  • pause slideshow
  • Repairing trust

    When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports

    Read in full
  • Combined scope

    A project in Wales could pave the way for housing to save the NHS millions. Jess McCabe reports

    Read in full
  • Opportunity knocks

    The judges have chosen the three finalists of this year’s Rising Stars competition. Martin Hilditch finds out more about them

    Read in full
  • A lesson for housing from Teach First

    ANALYSIS: Teach First has been parachuting graduates into schools for 12 years. Can housing crib the education charity’s notes?

    Read in full
  • 6 supply stumbling blocks for housing delivery

    LISTICLE: Many landlords found themselves out of time when the Affordable Homes Programme deadline hit two weeks ago. Dan Douglas lists some common obstacles that might have slowed down their developments

    Read in full
  • Counting crisis

    ANALYSIS:Cornwall has officially replaced only 15 homes sold under the Right to Buy. Is there more to the story? Nick Constable finds out

    Read in full
  • Credit where credit's due

    ANALYSIS: The government is taking credit for the achievements of social landlords when it makes its pre-election affordable housing boasts. Nick Duxbury explains why this matters and why Inside Housing’s campaign Housing Benefits campaign will set the record straight

    Read in full
  • Could a game make energy efficiency fun?

    ANALYSIS: Energy efficiency is important - but boring. Can a video game, designed and tested with the help of social tenants, change all that? Jess McCabe reports

    Read in full
  • Why two social landlords offer university scholarships

    Two social landlords in the south-west are helping tenants go to university by providing scholarships. As part of our Housing Benefits campaign to demonstrate the sector’s wider impact, Alex Turner finds out more

    Read in full
  • Hard graft: an interview with Isabel Hardman

    How can social landlords get their voice heard in Westminster? As the election approaches, Isabel Hardman shares her insights with Jess McCabe

    Read in full

FEATURED EMPLOYER

Newsletter Sign-up

CIH Delegate





Instagram IH+50