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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

  • Managing Homeownership


    Managing Homeownership Most social landlords now have to manage leasehold properties or properties sold under right to buy where service charges apply. The law and best practice are completely different from managing ordinary tenancies. This Practice

  • UK Housing Review 2011-2012


    UK Housing Review 2011-2012 Celebrating twenty years of publishing comprehensive housing statistics, the latest UK Housing Review again provides a key resource for busy managers and policy-makers across both public and private housing sectors.

  • Right to Buy reform - England

    17/04/2013Policy and practice

    Precise details of the agreement on the use of RTB receipts will be published shortly. Background The Right to Buy (RTB) was first introduced in 1980. Since then some 2 million social homes have been sold under the RTB. There is mixed opinion on the

  • Homeownership - England

    17/04/2013Policy and practice

    The Review was one of the first commentaries to identify the ‘deposit barrier’ which first-time buyers now face, which is keeping a potential 100,000 would-be buyers out of the market annually.

  • Save for a HomeBuy deposit

    01/08/2008Policy and practice

    Save for a HomeBuy deposit England The Save for a HomeBuy Deposit scheme is a policy proposal from CIH. The scheme is designed to promote financial inclusion and sustainability of ownership amongst lower income groups. It also helps to achieve a

  • Member briefing: The housing strategy November 2011

    24/11/2011Policy and practice

    Member briefing: The housing strategy November 2011 Laying the foundations: a housing strategy for England presents the government's intended direction for housing, its role in the wider economy and its contribution to social mobility. It sets out

  • Promoting Homeownership


    Promoting Homeownership Promoting homeownership is an important activity for many social housing providers, whether they are engaged in low-cost homeownership schemes or simply responding to right to buy and right to acquire applications. This

  • Practice briefs Subscription

    14/12/2011Policy and practice

    Practice briefs About practice briefs Practice briefs are a series of publications which provide an overview of good practice in key areas. They are accessible and practically focused and can help you to improve your housing services. As a CIH

  • Three in five parents fear children priced out of communities


    Communities and Local Government Live Tables on House Building (Table 209) show that 113,420 homes were built in England in 2009/10 (UK figure for 2009/10 not yet available). In 2008/9 a total of 171,690 homes were built in the UK of which 133,830 in

  • The golden age of home ownership comes to an end


    We exist to maximise the contribution that housing professionals make to the wellbeing of communities. Further information is available at: 2. L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations managing over 60,000 homes across London