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  • The serious risks of poor housing in Northern Ireland

    10/06/2016News

    Take a staircase for example – a house deemed fit will have stairs that are adequately lit, structurally sound, free from rot and disrepair etc. But it could also have a steep staircase with narrow steps that pose a serious risk to health, with no

  • CIH NI comment on housing fitness standard review

    10/06/2016Policy and practice

    CIH NI comment on housing fitness standard review CIH Northern Ireland's comment on the Department for Communities' review of the statutory minimum housing fitness standard for all tenures of dwelling – discussion paper. What's inside 1 | P a g e 2

  • Successful Neighbourhoods: a good practice guide

    08/01/2007Books

    Successful Neighbourhoods: a good practice guide Housing providers are part of an emerging political and professional consensus about focusing on neighbourhoods and increasing the involvement and influence of the people who live and work there. This

  • Webinar video: Making effective use of adapted properties Subscription

    12/02/2014News

    Webinar video: Making effective use of adapted properties Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Charlotte Smith, Specialist Advisor in the CIH’s Making Best Use of Stock team. This practical webinar is designed to support members to

  • UK Housing Panel March 2011

    01/03/2011Policy and practice

    UK Housing Panel March 2011 Vulnerable people at risk as housing leaders plan to mitigate service cuts The Chartered Institute of Housing’s new UK Housing Panel is an influential group of CIH members who record key measures of demand and supply of

  • Building for the Future: A Voluntary Regulation Code

    24/09/2012Policy and practice

    Building for the Future: A Voluntary Regulation Code   CIH welcomes the publication of the draft voluntary regulation code and the opportunity to comment upon the consultation document. We strongly believe in the role that an effective regulatory

  • Independent Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland

    28/05/2010Policy and practice

    Independent Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland Lord Richard Best, Chair of the Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland, launched its final report on Friday 28 May 2010. The report has called for a new Housing

  • Housing conditions and standards

    13/06/2012Policy and practice

    The previous government planned to update the Decent Homes Standard to create a Warm Homes Standard, but this reform has not been pursued by the present government. However, there are now targets across the UK to reduce carbon emissions, and these

  • Action needed on human and financial costs of poor housing

    18/02/2010 News

    - In a Parliamentary debate the cost of just a hip replacement on the NHS was said to be about £4,500 and is up to twice that in the private sector. (Hansard 7 Jul 2003 : Column 771). - The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a