Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.
Labour has written to the chair of the UK Statistics Authority seeking an adjudication over alleged “deliberate misuse of statistics” in the government’s million homes target.
Southwark Council has won the right to launch a judicial review into the government’s decision to block the eviction of leaseholders from the Aylesbury Estate after appealing a previous rejection from the High Court.
Councils could be required to work with households to prevent them becoming homeless beyond the 56-day time period set out in the Homelessness Reduction Bill, under an amendment planned by the government.
The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.
The English social housing regulator will consider scrapping the requirement for landlords to produce value for money self-assessments if it feels it can instead rely on common “metrics” to measure efficiency.
Glasgow City Council has approved a plan to deliver 15,000 homes over the next five years.
The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) has launched an initiative aimed at improving housing providers’ use of data.
Central London’s rental market is “beginning to show signs of topping out”, according to National Landlords Association figures released today.
Tower Hamlets Homes has been named the top housing sector organisation by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, in its Top 100 Employers list.
Housing associations have at least 25,000 shared ownership properties under construction, as the sector prepares for “an explosion” in delivery of the tenure, new figures show.
Social housing rents have increased faster than earnings over the last 15 years, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published today.
The government expects the new duties in the Homelessness Reduction Bill to lead to a 30% decrease in homelessness acceptances by its third year, a document seen by Inside Housing has revealed.
Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former energy chief as its new chair.
Jimmy Carlson, an activist who was awarded an OBE for his services to combatting homelessness, has died aged 69.
The total value of the UK’s housing stock has reached £6.8tn – a £1.86tn increase during the past five years – but this growth is expected to slow over the coming years.
An interactive live performance of a play inspired by Cathy Come Home will be streamed live tonight, with readers able to change the plot acted out on stage.
A new ‘sector scorecard’ with 15 indicators of efficiency will be piloted this year as housing associations continue to develop a definitive measure of association efficiency.
Almost 250,000 social rented homes could be sold or converted to other tenures by 2020, a stark estimate from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed.
The government has announced £48m will be given to councils for the extra duties they will face from the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
A shortage of construction workers, lack of training and outdated technology threaten the government’s housebuilding targets, the author of an independent review of the construction industry has warned.
House prices jumped 1.1% in November as the market recovered from post-Brexit referendum uncertainty, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has soared by 17% in a year, the latest government statistics reveal.
Northern Irish politicians have voted for regulations that will mitigate the effect of the upcoming bedroom tax despite the political turmoil taking place in the country.
The number of council-owned homes has dropped by more than 10% in six years, with a 1.9% decrease since last year.
A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.
The largest housing association in Scotland has received almost half a million pounds raised in fines from bankers to help house homeless veterans.
The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.
Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.
The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.
Housing associations in Northern Ireland have called on the government to honour its pledge to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax, despite the political turmoil in the country.
The planned introduction of a housing growth baseline for the New Homes Bonus has been slammed by district councils that believe they could lose £75m.
The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.
Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Sector figures are expecting key changes to the Starter Homes policy as the publication of the long-awaited Housing White Paper draws closer.
Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.
The government has revealed the names of the 20 councils it is working with to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies.
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.
Overhauling the long-standing repairs issues affecting former Circle Housing stock could take until September, a leaked letter has revealed.
The Welsh Government has announced £7.8m for its Homelessness Prevention Programme for 2017/18.
John Healey has called on the government to publish the measures it is taking to protect purchasers placing themselves in “significant financial risk” when buying through the extended Right to Buy.
The government has appointed a construction minister whose brief will include infrastructure issues.
Fifty-eight per cent of councillors have said they expect to allocate green belt land for new housing over the next five years, according to a survey.
High-end estate agent Foxtons told investors today that its 2016 revenues are set to drop by 46%, while admitting that sales volumes would decline further in 2017.
Construction of new housing developments increased by 1.2% in November compared with the previous month, underpinned by a 5.5% growth in housing association development, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
Derwent Living will see its treasury affairs fully taken over by Places for People, after it joined the group following a regulatory downgrade for its finances.
A quarter of eligible tenants expressed an interest in buying their homes under the Right to Buy extension pilot, but affordability acted as a major drag on actual sales.
Housing association tenants are taking on huge financial risk to buy homes through the extended Right to Buy, with high street banks offering mortgages of more than five times their income.