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  • Positive developments taking shape in the private rented sector


    However, in the meantime, with the new guidance following the introduction of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act and coming shortly before the ban on letting agent fees takes effect, it is positive that some other elements of the

  • New pledge launched to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse


    I’m delighted that as an employer we are now able so sign up to the next phase of the campaign and publicly demonstrate that we are dedicated to supporting any of our staff who may be affected by domestic abuse.” Caroline Lester, of MCP Property

  • 'Make a Stand forced me to think about what I could do and what my company could do'


    Yes, we hope our clients get that we are commercial enterprises and need to return a margin – but we are also people who get out of bed in the morning wanting to make a difference and we are in a great position to do so. I know most contractors

  • CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice [NEW]

    19 March 2019Qualifications

    CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice [NEW] Scheme code 2H04 This qualification is designed to provide an introduction to housing, for new and existing staff and tenants/residents. The qualification aims to provide learners with a basic

  • Sex for rent: The harsh reality of a broken housing market


    Only last week a programme aired on ITV called the Kyle Files and it showed predators meeting young women in bars who they thought were struggling to find affordable accommodation and actually stating things such as ‘I just want sex once or twice a

  • Open Doors - Reducing Inequality in the PRS


    61% of those who have arrived since 2001 live in the PRS, (Census, 2011). The above is not an exhaustive list but potentially enough to bring about conversation around how we tackle the equality issue within the PRS to ensure that everyone can live

  • Surviving Economic Abuse


    Indeed the abuser may have an affluent lifestyle, and insist on only eating the best quality foods and using expensive toiletries, whilst insisting that their partner/children only eat and use ‘value’ goods. If a professional recognises economic

  • Boosting affordable housing: could revenue support help?

    14/03/2019Policy and practice

    screening out households with non-dependants and 10 awards that were exceptionally high or low.Acknowledgements The Chartered Institute of Housing thanks the following for their comments on a draft of this paper: John Bibby and Matthew Warburton,

  • Government has no moral ground to maintain benefit cap


    Increase cap levels in line with inflation.  But we would go further still; our recent work on domestic violence demonstrates that women escaping domestic violence can often be affected by the cap as soon as they move out. This is clearly

  • Ambitious local authorities embark on programme to improve their communities


    “The Future Place programme provides an excellent opportunity to work with exemplar councils to understand not only the needs of each place, but how best to break down the barriers and get more homes built where they are needed most. I welcome this