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.
The regulator has warned of “unacceptably weak” risk planning as it signals a tougher approach to compliance going forward.
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.
More homes were registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) in the first three months of 2017 than any quarter since 2007.
Jeremy Corbyn has added housing association homes to his pledge to deliver 500,000 affordable rented properties in the life of a parliament.
One of the UK’s largest house builders has boosted its sales turnover by 11% this year, as sales increase and house prices rise.
Bristol City Council will launch a £57m package of grant funding for local social landlords today as it seeks to boost affordable housing in the city.
Three-quarters of social landlords will be implementing a “major change programme” such as a merger, restructure or overhaul of IT systems over the next year, an exclusive Inside Housing survey shows.
Major political parties have backed Inside Housing’s election campaign call to commit to eradicating rough sleeping by the end of the next parliament.
Social landlords celebrated their achievements on Wednesday night at the annual UK Housing Awards, organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Labour has released new research showing an average of nearly 1,000 more homes have been built in councils under its control since 2010, as it seeks to make housing a battleground of its election campaign.
The Welsh Government has allocated nearly £150,000 of funding for co-operative housing.
The Welsh Government’s leading official on housing associations has called for greater transparency within the sector following the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) inquiry into regulation.
Housing leaders have called on the next government to scrap the high-value asset levy for councils ahead of the publication of political manifestos.
The winner of Inside Housing’s competition to produce a short film about homelessness or the housing crisis will be announced next week at a screening of shortlisted entries.
Clarion has submitted outline plans to develop 2,800 new homes on the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, the Ravensbury Estate in Morden and the High Path Estate in South Wimbledon.
Sajid Javid has lifted his block of a planned compulsory purchase order (CPO) which was delaying a major south London estate regeneration scheme.
The UK’s largest social landlord is expecting a reduced annual surplus this financial year due to a planned smaller sales programme.
Shoreline Housing Partnership has been downgraded because its focus on a potential merger has led to “reduced capacity” in its leadership team, the regulator has warned.
Banks need “assurance” over the longevity and viability of modular homes as the government seeks to increase offsite housebuilding, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.
Former civil service chief and crossbench peer Lord Bob Kerslake has called on the government to look again at welfare changes in light of increasing homelessness and the rising cost of support.
A new research project backed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will assess how councils and housing associations can work together to tackle homelessness.
A slim majority of respondents to the Scottish Government’s planning consultation have opposed a dramatic hike in planning fees.
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is urging general election candidates to support the regeneration of areas of market weakness.
The High Court has ruled that a housing association is not liable to compensate tenants for water bills, in the latest case in a saga over alleged overpayments.
Local Plans should be changed as a “matter of urgency” if there are gaps in providing accessible housing, a cross-party committee of MPs has recommended.
Labour and Conservative ministers clashed over ending rough sleeping in parliament today as the election campaigns swung into action.
A 30,000-home housing association has formed in the South East with plans to build 1,200 homes per year.
A South East social housing provider has secured a £65m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Bank to help deliver plans to build 800 new houses.
There has been a 24% increase in evictions from social housing in Scotland over the past two years, a new report by Shelter Scotland has revealed.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to spend £250,000 setting up an advice hub for community groups looking to build homes in the capital themselves.
The Welsh Government will put forward proposals to reverse the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) reclassification of housing associations in Wales after local elections on 4 May.
The housing regulator and ombudsman have published a ‘memorandum of understanding’ setting out their plans to share information and co-operate.
A newly merged housing association has retained its strong credit rating.
Just under 9,000 affordable homes were started under Greater London Authority programmes in the first year of Sadiq Khan’s tenure as mayor.
The government has rejected two developers’ appeals against planning permission decisions because they would involve “significant development” on green belt land.
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s South East secretary and a respected housing academic has died aged 62.
The deadline for entries for Inside Housing’s inaugural Scottish Leaders’ List has been extended.
The UK’s largest housing association is making plans to sell up to 10,000 units over the coming years, as social landlords step up stock rationalisation amid an efficiency drive.
A Scottish council is working on a pilot project to build modular extensions to the homes of older or disabled people to help them remain in their properties.
Welsh social landlords in low-rent areas have revealed capping benefits at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will leave hundreds of their tenants unable to pay their rent.
A troubled Scottish housing association has put out a tender looking for a larger housing association to partner with.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders said today that gross mortgage lending had reached £21.4bn in March – 19% lower than the £26.3bn lent in March last year.
A flat fire in an iconic west London council tower block saw 200 tenants evacuated from their homes last night.