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  • How to... support tenants to find a lodger

    09/11/2012Policy and practice

    How to... support tenants to find a lodger It’s not uncommon to find that social housing tenants let out their spare bedrooms to lodgers, but changes such as the introduction of the social sector size criteria (or ‘bedroom tax’) and wider

  • Year of practice: six months on - Housing Practice magazine Subscription

    12/10/2012Policy and practice

    The year of practice: six months on - Housing Practice magazine Issue 23 We are now half way through the CIH year of practice, a 12 month period over which we committed to providing a comprehensive package of advice and support to help you to

  • Running a business from home

    01/11/2010Policy and practice

    Running a business from home England Running a business from home is becoming increasingly common, it is estimated that currently one in four people now carry out some kind of work from home. There are many types of business that a tenant could run

  • Introducing the year of practice - Housing Practice magazine Subscription

    27/04/2012Policy and practice

    Introducing the year of practice - Housing Practice magazine Issue 20 This edition of Housing Practice magazine introduces CIH's year of practice . A year of advice and support, focused on a number of key areas of work, which we have identified as

  • How to... tackle tenancy fraud

    11/09/2012Policy and practice

    How to... tackle tenancy fraud Tenancy fraud presents a significant challenge to providers of social housing. Preventing the fraudulent misuse of socially rented properties is a priority for housing associations and local authorities alike, but

  • Getting the basics right - Housing Practice magazine Subscription

    08/06/2012Policy and practice

    Getting the basics right - Housing Practice magazine Issue 21 April's edition of Housing Practice magazine launched our year of practice , a year in which we wil provide a comprehensive package of advice and support for housing professionals. It set

  • CIH- Leading the Way in Housing Law Training

    15/02/2012News

    Both were asked a number of questions about the impacts of Welfare Reform on the housing sector and if there are likely to increased number of possession orders as a result of the housing benefit and support for mortgage interest changes. In

  • Introducing the year of practice

    26/04/2012News

    Introducing the year of practice Policy and Practice Officer David Pipe introduces our new year of practice campaign and explains how you can get involved during the next 12 months. Back in January I wrote a blog setting out how, for housing