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.
The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.
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The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is calling for rent freedom and for housing to play a part in the government’s industrial strategy, ahead of next month’s Budget.
Just 10 housing associations were responsible for three-quarters of the sale activity carried out by UK landlords in 2015/16, while the total proceeds from such sales grew by 39%.
The house builder part-owned by giant institutional investor Legal and General (L&G) is set to deliver record profits and new homes, a trading update said.
Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.
Welsh association Bron Afon Community Housing has pledged to build 450 homes after securing £30.5m in loan deals.
WHITE PAPER: The government has no plans to force or encourage buy-to-let landlords to increase the length of their tenancies, the housing minister has confirmed.
The government will balance the “fiscal consequences” of higher rents against housing associations’ calls for full flexibility, the housing minister has said.
WHITE PAPER: The government will set out a new rent standard for social landlords for the period after 2020 “in due course” to help housing associations build.
South Wales housing association United Welsh has secured a £25m loan from Affordable Housing Finance (AHF).
One Housing has borrowed £85m to build 1,450 homes in a long-term deal with investment manager M&G Investments.
The government will look to increase the availability of longer rental tenancies as it seeks to boost institutional investment in Build to Rent in tomorrow’s Housing White Paper.
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A number of Scottish councils have warned they may not be able to afford the full cost of Discretionary Housing Payments to cover tenants’ rent in the future because of the new lower benefit cap.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said it supports plans to establish an independent regulator for the sector.
Financial ratings agency Moody’s has upgraded a £105m secured bond issued by Places for People after admitting to a rare admin error last June.
A construction company has launched a joint venture with one of the UK’s largest pension funds to build a £200m portfolio of supported housing.
A Manchester-based housing association has struck a new £275m funding deal with two banks and two institutional investors, replacing a previous £145m facility.
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The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.
A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.
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.
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
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.
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.
The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of £1.65m of funding for homeless services and housing providers working with vulnerable people.
Councils that were awarded the largest pots of funding from the government’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme will spend the money largely on affordable rented homes in the supported housing sector.
The government has revealed the tenure breakdown of the homes that will be funded by part of its Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.
An East Midlands-based housing association has kept its A+ rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P).
The government has opened the bidding process for its beefed-up affordable housing programme, with the majority of funding still expected to deliver homeownership products.
Civitas Social Housing, the pioneering Real Estate Investment Trust, has today announced the acquisition of a £15m portfolio of 17 supported living properties.
A county council is pushing ahead with plans to deliver 600 extra care homes as the pressures on adult social care eat into its budget.