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Scottish regulator intervenes after association breaches loan covenant

24/02/2017 5:26 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Housing Regulator will continue its intervention at a Glasgow-based housing association after it breached a loan covenant last year.

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Council pleads guilty to Lakanal House fire safety failures

24/02/2017 3:46 pm | By Sophie Barnes

Southwark Council expressed its “sincere regret” today as it pleaded guilty to fire safety failures relating to a tower block fire that killed six people.

The contracts will see Wates handle maintenance for 9,449 homes in London

London housing associations strike new maintenance deals

24/02/2017 3:19 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

London housing associations Southern Housing Group and The Guinness Partnership have appointed Wates Living Space to repairs contracts worth a total of £13m.

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Ombudsman to take over as chief executive of association

24/02/2017 12:58 pm | By Pete Apps

The housing ombudsman has announced she is leaving the role to take over at the helm of a small, specialist housing association in London.

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Deleted emails trigger housing association downgrade

24/02/2017 9:30 am | By Sophie Barnes

The regulator has downgraded a 2,120-home specialist housing association after a large batch of emails was deleted under a previous management team.

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Northern Ireland associations upping development amid uncertainty

24/02/2017 8:38 am | By Nathaniel Barker

Issuing the Housing White Paper earlier this month, the government sent out a clear message: to help fight off the housing crisis, it wants to push associations in England to build, build, build.

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Councils phase out freephone repairs numbers

24/02/2017 8:38 am | By Pete Apps

English councils are phasing out freephone repairs numbers as they seek to trim costs out of pressurised Housing Revenue Accounts.

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Councils seek to plug budget holes as rent cut bites

24/02/2017 7:30 am | By Sophie Barnes

Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.

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L&Q picked as Brent Cross South partner

23/02/2017 3:50 pm | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q has been selected by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver 132 homes at the 6,700-home Brent Cross South scheme in north west London.

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MPs launch inquiry into benefit cap

23/02/2017 1:10 pm | By Sophie Barnes

MPs have launched an inquiry into the benefit cap and have re-opened an inquiry into Universal Credit amid growing concern over delays.

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Government reviewing associations' powers to evict problem tenants

23/02/2017 1:09 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

The government has revealed it is undertaking a review of associations’ powers to evict anti-social tenants, as MPs heard calls for greater powers to protect neighbours yesterday.

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Housebuilding falls in 2016

23/02/2017 11:55 am | By Nick Johnstone

Completions of new build homes fell by 1% in 2016, according to the government’s official measure of new build activity.

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Time running out to win £500 vouchers in our lettings survey

23/02/2017 10:01 am

Inside Housing readers who complete a survey about their organisation’s approach to letting properties have the chance to win £500 in Marks & Spencer vouchers.

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Government should intervene in housing market, PAC hears

23/02/2017 9:31 am | By Nick Johnstone

An influential committee of MPs was told the government should intervene directly in housing to fix the “failure” of the land and house building market.

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L&Q picked as Brent Cross South partner

23/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q has been selected by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver 132 homes at the 6,700-home Brent Cross South scheme in north west London.

London

London home mover activity drops to 25-year low

22/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The number of home buyers in London fell to a four-year low in 2016, with home mover activity dropping to its lowest level in 25 years.

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L&Q market sale and rent activity ramps up

17/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q ramped up its delivery of market sale and rent units during the nine months to 31 December 2016, as its social housing activity dropped.

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Scottish regulator intervenes after association breaches loan covenant

24/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Housing Regulator will continue its intervention at a Glasgow-based housing association after it breached a loan covenant last year.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland associations upping development amid uncertainty

24/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Issuing the Housing White Paper earlier this month, the government sent out a clear message: to help fight off the housing crisis, it wants to push associations in England to build, build, build.

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Welsh councils hike rents to boost investment

23/02/2017 | By Pete Apps , Nathaniel Barker

Welsh councils are raising rents by up to 5.2% next year to fund investment of almost £200m in existing and new homes.

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