Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.
Westminster Council has launched an urgent investigation after a letter was sent to households in temporary accommodation telling them their possessions could be destroyed if they did not pay a weekly storage charge.
The government’s million homes target “does not even come close” to meeting the demand for housing in Britain with the “fundamental flaws” in the market set to continue for decades.
The minister with responsibility for housing in Wales has said the sector needs “a real big burst” of building activity to meet its target of 20,000 affordable homes by 2021.
A new 30,000-home social landlord is in talks with foreign investors about loans of up to £200m as it scales up its development ambitions.
The Homelessness Reduction Bill has now become law, placing a new duty on councils to intervene at an earlier stage to prevent homelessness.
A London housing association has issued a £400m bond at an interest rate of 3%, putting it among the cheapest individual deals secured in the sector.
A couple who had their housing benefit reduced because they were unable to share a bedroom due to a severe disability have defeated the government in court for the second time.
Jules Birch takes a look at the latest report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) scrutinising the government on housebuilding
It is important to take the correct approach with unreasonable tenants, says Kirsty Varley, of law firm Croftons
Pleas for clemency will fall on deaf ears if associations are found to be falling short of regulatory standards, says Julian Ashby
It is time our political leaders commit to stamping out rough sleeping for good, says Emma Maier