Councils should take on primary responsibility for housing delivery in their local area, moving away from their current role as ‘sausage machines’ for approving planning decisions.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned that it lacks assurance that a Sunderland-based housing association can fully protect its social housing assets in the face of commercial risk.
Landlords face a hike in eviction costs for a second successive year under government proposals that will cost the private and social housing sector an extra £15m a year.
A former housing officer charged with fraudulently taking more than £3,000 from tenants over a three year period is due to stand trial in September.
A London council has decided to wind up its arm’s-length management organisation after tenants voted in favour of the proposal.
Council should be freed up to build more themselves as well as enabling others, says Gavin Smart
Older generations have all the power in the housing market - and that’s part of the problem
Many housing associations were founded with a religious purpose. But how relevant is faith in housing today? Jess McCabe reports