Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Homeless mother appeals housing waiting list ban

Homelessness case will test powers granted to councils by Localism Act


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  • Locked out


    More than 100,000 people have been barred from housing waiting lists since councils were granted powers to change their allocations policies. So what are the implications of their new approach? Heather Spurr investigates

  • 1,600 crisis fund claims by disabled people rejected


    49 councils turn down 1,637 DHP applications by disabled people

  • Bedroom tax: one year on


    One year ago the bedroom tax was born amid fears of soaring rent arrears. On its birthday Inside Housing asks just how bad has it been?

  • Confusion over repairs caps


    A proposed cap on what councils can charge private leaseholders for repair work has been met with confusion and scepticism by legal experts.

  • CIH advises councils to collect data on the size of bedrooms

    19 September 2013

    The Chartered Institute of Housing is advising councils to ensure they gather data about room sizes from social landlords in order to ‘flag’ properties that may be subject to appeals against paying the bedroom tax.


  • The dangers of damp


    Landlords should take damp and mould seriously to avoid conviction, says Timothy Waitt

  • The prefab way


    Hammersmith & Fulham Council is erecting pre-fabricated homes and Brighton has turned to shipping containers, Lydia Stockdale reports

  • The long road to justice


    The High Court’s decision regarding the bedroom tax and disabled people is just the beginning, says Jane Plant, an associate at Weightmans

  • Downsizing with the bedroom tax

    17 July 2014

    The price for underoccupying a home is high for many vulnerable people. Jess McCabe visits Stoke-on-Trent to find out how landlords are attempting to help

  • Put out the red light


    Violence, sex work and drug dealing were blighting one east London estate. In response, the landlord and police brought in the vice squad. Pavan Amara investigates whether it made a difference

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