How tenant satisfaction measures propose to influence neighbourhood management
The RSH launched the proposed tenant satisfaction measures last month. This insight sets out the proposals for neighbourhood management and anti-social behaviour (ASB), an issue affecting many landlords.
COP26: Plans to decarbonise the housing sector
We summarise the hot topics discussed at COP26 and their impact on the social housing sector, as well as what registered providers (RPs) can do to help reach net-zero and resolve some of the issues.
Changes to possession proceedings from 1 December
The latest update to the CPR makes some important changes to Practice Direction 55C which affects how landlords deal with cases from 1 December 2021. We look at what these changes are and how RPs should deal with new and ongoing possession cases.
Following a homeowner’s Section 106 “conspiracy” claim, how can RPs avoid risks when buying affordable housing?
In Raja v McMillan, a recent court battle has identified the potential pitfalls when purchasing a property bound by affordable housing occupancy restrictions. Find out which lessons can be learned from the case.
Housing Case Law - November 2021
Read our monthly housing case law update, summarising the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
Out of hours applications can help landlords resolve urgent tenancy issues
For emergency situations in housing management, the court service is available year-round, although the making of an application isn’t always straightforward or its outcome certain. We share an example of how to make a successful out of hours application.
What landlords need to know about the end of the temporary arrangements for possession proceedings
The “Overall Arrangements for Possession Proceedings” came to an end on 1 November 2021. We set out the current position and suggest practical guidance on how you can apply this to your possession cases.
Autumn Budget 2021: What does it mean for housing providers?
The Government’s focus in today’s Budget was on post-Covid recovery, with an emphasis on the long-term future to “level up” the country. Although a property-light budget, a series of key spending initiatives were unveiled for the housing sector.
Autumn Budget 2021: Predictions for the UK housing sector
Ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s second budget of the year, partner Susie Rogers shares her predictions for the UK housing sector.
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Housing Case Law - October 2021
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Social Housing Relief for 100% affordable schemes: the latest update from the Courts
The High Court’s judgment considers the way that Social Housing CIL relief for a development with 100% affordable housing interacts with a Section 106 Agreement that secures a policy-compliant amount of affordable housing.
The Residential Property Developer Tax
As part of its intervention to remove unsafe cladding, the government has unveiled a sector-wide developer tax. With draft legislation published, we provide a summary of the proposals for this new tax and look at what it could mean for the housing sector.