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Landmark Supreme Court judgement hands discretion to planners

15/05/2017 | By Mark Smulian

A landmark Supreme Court judgement last week on the meaning of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will hand planners wide discretion over which policies they follow in places with out of date Local Plans, legal experts claim.

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Court finds housing association not liable in water bill claim

25/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Single-parent families launch benefit cap legal challenge

01/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The High Court has granted a legal challenge of the lower benefit cap brought by four single-parent families.

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Dealing with unreasonable tenants

28/04/2017 | By Kirsty Varley

It is important to take the correct approach with unreasonable tenants, says Kirsty Varley, of law firm Croftons

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Increase in compensation claims for disrepair


The claims management industry is increasingly encouraging tenants to seek compensation from social landlords, warns Sian Evans of law firm Weightmans

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New ASB guidance - but will there be new eviction powers?


As the government prepares to review anti-social behaviour (ASB) guidance for social landlords, Jason Hobday of Trowers & Hamlins wonders what precisely ministers are planning

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£800m energy efficiency framework launched in Scotland

16/05/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

An £800m energy efficiency framework aimed at councils and housing associations has been launched by a procurement service in Scotland.


Council signs off on repairs joint venture with Wheatley Group

13/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Glasgow City Council has made the largest housing association in Scotland joint owner of the council’s building service department.


L&Q enters joint venture with Manchester landlord

09/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

L&Q will build 2,000 homes in the North West as part of a joint venture with a locally-based Manchester landlord.


Council and association set up housing company

02/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Peterborough City Council and housing association Cross Keys Homes have agreed to set up a housing company to build homes in the city.

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Exception to the rule Video

03/05/2017 | By Emily Twinch

Councils are often accused of not doing enough with rural exception sites but, as Emily Twinch finds, Cornwall is bucking the trend