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Impact of housing benefit changes ‘worse than feared’
The consequences of the housing benefit cut introduced in April are worse than feared, the National Housing Federation has said. READ FULL ARTICLE Sourced ... More
Why housing is falling off the national agenda?
Why has housing fallen off the national agenda for local authorities? We’re in the midst of a housing crisis — a calamity on which all political parties ... More
Bad landlords face licensing crackdown
With multiple tenants crammed into decrepit properties, one London borough is taking direct action READ FULL ARTICLE Sourced from theguardian.co.uk ... More
Tenants driven from private rented sector in anticipation of benefit cap
With just weeks to go before the benefit cap takes effect, landlords are locking out tenants supported by state benefits One of the advantages of ... More
A third of councils are considering compulsory landlord licensing
Health and safety concerns, and the sheer growth of the sector, lead local authorities to pay more attention to private rentals READ FULL ARTICLE Sourced ... More
Should minimum space standards apply to social and private housing?
A Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) report released this week warned that an upcoming review of social housing minimum standards could leave a new ... More
Welfare reform: where now for social housing?
Popular headlines may have focused on the impact of the bedroom tax, but this month has seen approximately 10 major changes to welfare (depending on ... More
Carbon monoxide poisoning affects a surprising number of social housing tenants, new evidence suggests. Yet it is easily avoided. Martin Hilditch reports In February 2011 ... More
Housing benefit changes may prompt return of rent collectors
Nine in 10 housing professionals predict increased arrears under universal credit, requiring landlords to rethink rent collection methods Housing providers could resort to door-to-door rent ... More
Self-regulation of management agents can boost standards for leaseholders
The residential leasehold sector is changing. Self-regulation of managing agents is on the horizon with the aim of improving the lives of leaseholders. Residential leasehold ... More