Tenancy management

Covering all aspects of housing management, from allocations and setting rents to repairs and maintenance, and handling evictions and anti-social behaviour.

Police line do not cross

Woman found dead at social home that was believed to have been used as brothel


The body of a sex worker has been found in the garden of a housing association property in Salford.

Council tax

High Court overturns Sandwell council tax rule that prevented 3,600 from claiming reduction


Three vulnerable women who were deprived of a council tax reduction have won a court case against Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Tenant Desposit Scheme, generation rent, lettings

Private rents in Wales fall against inflation


Rents in Wales have fallen year-on-year in comparison to inflation, the Residential Landlords Association has said based on data from the Office for National Statistics.

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Association paid £3.6m to resolve council dispute


Heart of England housing association has been given £3.6m to settle a historic dispute over a transfer of council properties in 1996.


Couple jailed for £188,000 benefits fraud


A couple has been jailed for carrying out a seven-year fraud, using money to buy properties and finance mortgage repayments.

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Half of young people in work can't afford to leave family home Video


Despite being in work, 48% of 20-to-34-year-olds are living with their parents because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home, a poll by housing charity Shelter has found.


Nimbys warm to new builds as 'generation rent's' needs become clearer


Support for new house building has soared since 2010, a government survey of social attitudes has revealed.

More tenancy management news

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Calculating social wellbeing


By having a standard way of calculating social impact, Affinity Sutton has worked out the value of community investment programmes compare to other projects, writes Phil Miles

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Closed doors


What is it about a ‘poor door’ that causes so much outrage?

Chief executive, Orbit Group

Rising above hate


Threats and abuse will not prevent Orbit Group from providing essential services

Pete Apps

'Slow burn' PRS doesn't add up


Providing private rented sector homes might fulfill a housing association’s social purpose but it doesn’t make financial sense, Pete Apps writes.

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Survey story - part two


Here’s the second part of my blog on some key themes emerging from the latest English Housing Survey.

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English Housing Survey part 1


Here’s the new information about housing in England in a two-part blog on what caught my eye.

Gillian Guy

Mitigating welfare reform


Welfare reform has been a challenge for landlords, however Citizens Advice has been looking at ways the downsides are being mitigated

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

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