UK & International news
As the High Court today begins a judicial review of the UK Government’s flagship Right to Rent scheme, new research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has found an increasing number of private landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British passport.
Published 18 December 2018
Judging by the Scottish case, a specialist Housing Court in England will see a wave of deposit protection cases
The number of tenancy deposit cases now being heard by the Scottish First-tier Tribunal could mean that a similar specialist court in England would have to deal with up to 1,200 deposit protection cases each year, according to the chair of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).
Published 17 December 2018
Housing association Thirteen Homes has acquired a construction company to bolster its commitment to delivering high quality housing throughout the North of England.
Published 6 December 2018
The UK Government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency remediation work.
Published 30 November 2018
A new report published by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that homeowners get a much bigger slice of UK Government help than social or private renters.
Published 22 November 2018
Landlords and tenants in England are to receive faster and more effective justice in the event of property disputes, under proposals unveiled by communities secretary James Brokenshire MP.
Published 14 November 2018
A more supportive policy environment as well as effective management and strong governance have resulted in a “stable” outlook for the creditworthiness of English housing associations, Moody's Public Sector Europe said in a report today.
Published 13 November 2018
Clarion Housing Group has announced that David Orr has joined the group Board from November 1.
Published 2 November 2018
A new project to explore how social housing is being allocated across England is being launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Published 31 October 2018
An influential group of MPs has urged the UK Government to scrap new Universal Credit rules which they claim make it harder for victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships.
Published 23 October 2018
Mobile home residents in England are to receive greater protection from dishonest site owners seeking to make a profit at their expense.
Published 23 October 2018
The UK Government has released funding to remove and replace unsafe cladding on high-rise homes in England owned by social landlords.
Published 18 October 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the abolition of a cap on what local authorities in England can borrow to build houses.
Published 4 October 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £2 billion in new funding to give housing associations the long-term certainty they need to deliver tens of thousands of new affordable and social homes.
Published 19 September 2018
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has reiterated its call for the suspension of the Right to Buy after new government figures revealed more homes were again sold under the policy than were replaced.
Published 14 September 2018