Featuring a look at why some councils are letting working applicants jump up the housing waiting list
Controversial new allocations policies which prioritise applicants in work are gaining momentum among councils. Emily Rogers kicks off our residents special issue with a look at why working tenants are being allowed to jump up the housing waiting list.
The Localism act successfully completed its passage through parliament last month, putting residents at the heart of local decision making. So how will it affect the way landlords do business? Rhiannon Bury attends a round table of experts to find out.
Limits on the right to serve notice to quit on tenants with periodic tenancies could be problematic
In some circumstances, residents can remove management function from their landlord, says Nicholas Kissen
Cuts to legal aid and new spending restrictions mean tens of thousands of tenants will no longer be eligible for free housing advice. Jess McCabe visits a law centre to investigate the likely impact of the changes