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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

11/04/2017

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?

14/03/2017

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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Recovering overpayments may be trickier following court case

06/03/2017

A recent court case means social housing providers need to be more careful about how they go about recovering overpayments, says Theresa Mohammed of Trowers & Hamlins

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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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Action stations

21/10/2016 | By Gavin Smart

Ministers should aim to build homes that everyone can afford to live in, says Gavin Smart

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Right to know

06/10/2016 | By Daradjeet Jagpal

Scotland is now considering if social landlords should be covered by freedom of information laws, says Daradjeet Jagpal

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Rural dreams

03/10/2016 | By Matthew O'Connell

Landowners can unlock the affordable housing shortage in rural communities, says Matthew O’Connell

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Planning for tomorrow

13/09/2016 | By Richard Bacon

The planning system needs to better balance the needs of councils, house builders and local residents, says Richard Bacon

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Under the radar

30/08/2016 | By Alan Ward

Licensing will only hit good private landlords - the bad ones will ignore it, says Alan Ward

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Memo to the minister

19/08/2016 | By John Healey

Borrowing at historically low levels could allow councils and government to build the affordable homes we need , says John Healey

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Balance sheet

23/06/2016 | By Louise Hebborn

Ensuring the payment of service charges has long been a difficult area for social landlords, says Louise Hebborn

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Five housing procurement tips

22/06/2016 | By Andrew Millross

The biggest update of EU procurement rules for a decade gives social landlords more freedom, says Andrew Millross

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Tough data

07/06/2016 | By Alison Deighton

Social landlords need to prepare for tougher data protection regulations, says Alison Deighton

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Long stop

01/06/2016

A British Bill of Rights might remove protections for social tenants, warns Liz Davies

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One man and his dog

27/05/2016 | By Sue James

Solicitor Sue James made it her personal mission to save a client from eviction.

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Justified criticism

13/05/2016 | By John Perry

The Public Accounts Committee was right in its criticism of the extended Right to Buy, says John Perry

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Limited options

09/05/2016 | By Joanne Roney

The government’s homeownership drive could be threatening the quality of choice for tenants, says Joanne Roney

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Protecting data

06/05/2016 | By Nancy Dickie , Fiona McGregor

Landlords should start preparing now for a new wide-reaching data protection regime, says Nancy Dickie

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Council building

06/05/2016 | By Emma Maier

It’s time the government recognised the considerable part councils play in housebuilding, says Emma Maier