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  • 'The letting agency industry badly needs professionalising.'

    09/04/2018News

    This too is very welcome, although the exact details of the ban are still being worked out. A draft Tenant Fees Bill was published in November. It proposes a complete ban on fees for things like drawing up tenancy agreements and to cover the cost of

  • Latest housing survey reveals 'huge changes' of last decade

    29/01/2018News

    One thing is already clear though – and the English Housing Survey stats back that up - the mix of homes will have to include a significant amount of the cheapest rented homes if we’re going to really make progress. Melanie Rees is head of policy

  • Top five things to look out for in housing in 2018

    15/01/2018News

    Looking at the early adopters of the new legislation it’s clear that the right organisational culture plays a crucial part in delivering better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as our policy and practice officer Faye

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive met

  • 2017: a year in review by CIH's policy and practice team

    18/12/2017News

    Neither too has it done anything to alleviate the effects of the benefit cap, which our latest research highlighted again in November, a year on since the lower cap was introduced. Even the changes to Universal Credit, though they are welcome,

  • CIH responds to increase in new homes and reclassification of housing associations

    16/11/2017News

    CIH responds to increase in new homes and reclassification of housing associations New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that annual housing supply in England amounted to 217,350 net additional dwellings in

  • Focus on influencing: October 2017 Subscription

    14/11/2017Policy and practice

    We will be responding to the consultation, if you would like to contribute to our response please contact Melanie Rees by Friday 15 December. Northern Ireland Following the publication and launch of the CIH Northern Ireland report Impact of welfare

  • CIH responds to new figures on affordable housing in England

    09/11/2017News

    CIH responds to new figures on affordable housing in England Responding to new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government showing that an additional 41,530 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2016-17, Chartered

  • Has housing management had its day?

    03/11/2017News

    I’ve heard the argument that the increased channel shift from traditional face-to-face contact to more digital engagement undermines the people nature of the role. I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive and actually the focus on increasing

  • 'We've made great progress, time to go a step further in the budget.'

    01/11/2017News

    We need focused additional funding for this and we also need the government to give targeted and additional support to help landlords address remedial works to ensure buildings are safe after Grenfell. This could take different forms from direct