Social Housing news in South west

Southern specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Sophie Barnes

Senior reporter

E-mail: sophie.barnes@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8436

Fax: 020 7772 8591

Spanners

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.

Labour, Bristol

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.

Merger

Leadership team announced for merger landlord

27/04/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Merger talks between Sovereign and Spectrum Housing Group are progressing with the new organisation’s leadership team announced today.

repairs

GCH moves repairs in-house

19/04/2016 | By Carl Brown

A 5,200-home housing association is taking its repairs service in-house in a move which it estimates will save £300,000 a year.

Devo

Chancellor announces fresh devolution deals

16/03/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Chancellor George Osborne has announced further devolution deals across the United Kingdom, including East Anglia, the West of England and Cardiff.

High Court

Judge orders council to review allocations scheme

05/02/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A council has been ordered to review its housing allocations policy after a judicial review claimant argued it was discriminatory against Gypsies and Travellers.

rent increase

Bristol and Brighton lead national rent rises

12/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

Rents in Brighton and Bristol soared by 18% last year as the cost of renting privately rose in major towns and cities across the country.