Board members and regulation
Information on regulation, staff moves, pay, training and a host of other issues that affect the careers of social housing professionals.
Three housing associations that missed gas safety checks have been given regulatory downgrades but still comply with the Homes and Communities Agency’s governance standard.
The Homes and Communities Agency has issued a warning to landlords after a drop in interest rates led to increased calls from investors to put up cash or security as part of ‘swap’ deals.
Several landlords penalised for failing to follow value for money rules failed to include key performance data in their self-assessments despite paying consultants to produce it.
Liverpool City Council has introduced a licensing scheme for private landlords.
A Gloucestershire housing association has become the latest English landlord rapped by the regulator for failing to carry out annual gas safety checks.
Moody’s has welcomed the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) proposed new regulatory framework, describing it as ‘credit positive’.
Eight housing associations have failed to meet the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) value for money standard.
How should English social landlords prepare for the new regulatory framework?, asks Gemma Bell
What were the reasons for this year’s value for money downgrades?
Housing may have dropped down the election agenda, but the housing crisis continues to grow
The new framework for supplying affordable homes is not just about pleasing the regulator, argues Julian Ashby
Almost one year ago, the English social housing regulator wrote to 160 landlords warning them to improve the way they assessed value for money.
Increasing regulation for the private rented sector is not the answer to driving up standards, argues Alan Ward
The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall
Social landlords will need to be mindful of the onward march of welfare reforms this year
Landlords will be paid benefit for tenants’ rent direct under universal credit in Northern Ireland, the Department for Social Development (DSD) has announced today.