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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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NLA: rental demand in London 'has nosedived'

19/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Central London’s rental market is “beginning to show signs of topping out”, according to National Landlords Association figures released today.

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative. 

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Housing association wins appeal against demolition of homes

17/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A housing association in the South East will no longer have to demolish 35 newly-built homes after winning a planning appeal.

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Sovereign moves repairs in-house

27/09/2016 | By Carl Brown

Sovereign is bringing its Hampshire repairs service in-house in a bid to save £2m over five years.

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New Bristol mayor 'should free up land'

11/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations in Bristol have called on the new mayor to free up land for housing.

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Rise in children in temporary accommodation in Scotland

17/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has soared by 17% in a year, the latest government statistics reveal.

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Stable rating for association after summer downgrade

20/12/2016 | By Caroline Thorpe

A major North East landlord has maintained its credit rating following a downgrade earlier in the year.

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Manchester sets out its own affordable housing definition

10/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Manchester City Council has set out its own definition of affordable housing which is based on an average household’s income.

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