HA News

Supply and demand – fixing the housing crisis

 

In January this year, the Regulator of Social Housing was borne out of the ashes of the Homes & Communities Agency. The new editor of Housing…

Permitted development expansion will affect vulnerable people, warn experts

 

The Town and Country Planning Association has warned that the government’s planned expansion of permitted development will deprive local…

SMEs are a key to solving the housing crisis

 

Sir Oliver Letwin’s review aims to identify the cause of the significant gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated or…

Everything you need to know about shared ownership

 

If your first thought when you hear the words shared ownership is having to share your home with someone, you’d be forgiven. Shared ownership…

Further environmental checks for Grenfell site

 

Additional environmental checks are to be carried out in and around the Grenfell Tower site to provide extra reassurance to survivors and…

What the Autumn Budget means for housing

 

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced the government’s Autumn Budget, presenting: “A budget that shows the perseverance of the British…

London councils offered more funding for delivery of new homes

 

The Mayor of London has announced £10 million for ambitious councils that want to boost their role in building new homes in the capital.…

Wi-fi from BT helps Rochdale residents thrive

 

Could you live without the internet? Nowadays we go online to do everything from banking to the weekly shop. Life with internet access is…

PM pledges to build the homes this country needs

 

Housing associations have a central role to play in building the homes we need and challenging the attitudes that hold us back, Theresa May…

Five leading letting agents risk breaking discrimination law

 

Five of England’s leading letting agents actively discriminate against tenants on housing benefit, according to a new report by Shelter and…

Right to buy costing councils a staggering £300 million per year

 

 

Total right to buy discounts have climbed to £1 billion a year – leading to a net loss of some £300 million, according to recent…

Council housing boost as lending cap lifted

 

Theresa May has announced that local councils will be able to borrow more money to fund housebuilding developments, in order to meet affordable…