How will the First Homes scheme impact registered providers?
The First Homes scheme is the Government’s new preferred tenure ahead of social rent. In this insight, we examine the First Homes scheme and set out the issues RPs need to be aware of.
How will the Levelling Up White Paper change the social housing sector?
The White Paper recognises that social housing will play a significant role in narrowing the gap between top performing and other areas of the country. We summarise the key announcements for social housing from the perspective of RPs and developers.
Does the Consumer Code for Home Builders benefit registered providers?
The Consumer Code for Home Builders operates to provide additional protection to those purchasing newly built properties from developers and builders. We provide our answers to frequently asked questions we have received from RPs.
Public Sector Equality Duty and disability discrimination in social housing: How can landlords stay compliant when taking legal action?
If you are thinking of taking legal action regarding a tenancy, considering whether you have done all you can to assist the tenant beforehand is vital. We summarise a recent example and explain the practical aspects you need to consider.
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.