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Watchdog fines council £1,000 for pregnant woman 'gatekeeping'


A London borough has been ordered to pay £1,000 and apologise to a homeless mother who officers told were ‘wasting their time’.


Guinness doubles surplus through stock sales


The Guinness Partnership has almost doubled its surplus to £91.5m after selling off 1,300 homes to other social landlords.

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Benefit overpayments linked to increase of in-work claimants


An increase in the overpayments of housing benefit could be because of an increase in the number of claimants in work, according to the spending watchdog.

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Average rents hit record high, says report


Average rents in the South East, East Anglia and Scotland are at their highest recorded levels, according to property services company Move with Us.

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Welsh Government releases hate crime guidance for landlords


The Welsh Government has issued guidance on dealing with hate crime for social landlords with Tai Pawb, an equality focussed Welsh landlord.

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High housing costs 'dragging children into poverty'


High housing costs are ‘dragging more children into poverty’ and ‘damaging living standards’ of young people, according to a report out today.

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Cameron to set out welfare cap plans


David Cameron is today expected to set out the details of his plans to further cut the welfare cap from £26,000 to £23,000.

More tenancy management news

Jules Birch

2020 visions


So what clues does the Lyons Review offers us about housing up to 2020? Here are some more thoughts.

Director of housing, Thames Valley Housing

Helping tenants helps us


Schemes to assist residents find work improves satisfaction and bottom line

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer


Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

Consultant, Clarke Willmott

Regeneration blues


Will the government’s estate regeneration programme appeal to social landlords? David Percival has his doubts

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The young ones


More needs to be done to improve the standard of private rented homes with increasing numbers of young people relying on the sector, says Oliver Colvile

Solicitor, Croftons

Avoiding abuse


What are the legal opitions when housing staff come under attack? Christine Land, a solicitor at law firm Croftons Solicitors explains

Bill Randall

District heating is the way to go


Although district heat networks have been around in the UK since the 50s, we should look to Sweden for inspiration, says Bill Randall

Director of sustainable development, Black Country Housing Group

Prepare for lights out


Power cuts could return, so make sure you are ready for the worst

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