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Disabled man wins landmark discrimination case

A 64 year old London man with Multiple Sclerosis has won his claim of disability discrimination against a management company after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to use the leisure club at the block of flats... View Article

Act now to prevent another Grenfell tragedy

London Assembly Members today (7th June) agreed a unanimous motion calling for further urgent safeguards for London residents, almost one year on from the devastating Grenfell fire.  Seventy-two people died in the fire at the 24-storey tower block in North Kensington on... View Article

Exploring offsite construction at Housing 2018

CIH’s Housing conference and exhibition returns to Manchester Central from 26-28 June with a focus on the potential of offsite construction CIH’s annual Housing show is Europe’s largest gathering of housing professionals, offering the perfect opportunity for networking. A range... View Article

Councils have failed to spend £375 million on new housing

Councils across England have been accused of hoarding hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for affordable homes, according to research undertaken by HuffPost UK. The news media firm found more than £375m was sitting in councils’ bank accounts instead of... View Article

Contrasting fortunes for landlords in grading changes

Several large associations experienced the joy of receiving top grades from the social housing regulator, while several others suffered downgrades as a result of concerns over their current and future financial performance. Clarion, the country’s largest housing association with 123,000... View Article

Is it too dangerous to be a DIY landlord?

The Buy to Let property boom over the past decade has seen a flood of new landlords enter the market. But with over 145 individual laws and more than 400 regulations to follow, it is surprisingly easy for even the... View Article

Surveyor fined after failing to detect asbestos

A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a housing association owned demolition site, and issuing an incorrect and misleading report. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and... View Article

Government crack down on rogue landlords begins

The Government has finally launched its long awaited crackdown on rogue landlords, with a national database to monitor offenders going live and tough new banning orders introduced. It is part of a raft of measures designed to drive up standards... View Article
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