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House builders launch neighbourhood planning judicial review

26/01/2017 | By Simon Brandon

A group of 25 house builders and land promoters have launched a judicial review against a rule change allowing councils with Neighbourhood Plans to block development.

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Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.

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Victory for disability bedroom tax appeals in Supreme Court

09/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.

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Disposing of tenanted stock is not straightforward, despite rule change

09/02/2017

As the regulator warns some landlords are not properly consulting on disposals, Samantha Hall of Trowers & Hamlins reminds providers that selling tenanted stock is complex

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Changes to eviction process

06/01/2017

Sian Evans explains how a landmark Court of Appeal ruling is set to change how social landlords go about removing problem tenants.

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Mixed outcome

09/11/2016 | By Giles Peaker

Lawyer Giles Peaker takes a closer look at the implications of the Supreme Court’s bedroom tax judgements

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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.

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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.

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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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Investors sought for 40,000 Armed Forces homes

20/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Senior figures linked to a Ministry of Defence department are seeking to encourage investors to buy around 40,000 Armed Forces homes from a private company.

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