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  • Factoring and property management in practice

    28 February 2013, GlasgowTraining

    Factoring and property management in practice 28 February 2013, Glasgow (half day session - pm) Description This afternoon session will cover the more practical aspects of the Factoring Act. You will look at the areas of repairs and insurance,

  • What you need to know about government's plans to improve the private rented sector Subscription

    26/04/2019Policy and practice

    Government figures show that between 2009/10 and 2015/16 there has been a 19 per cent fall in the amount of money local authorities are spending on enforcing standards in the private sector. Some of the measures that have been introduced, such as new

  • Report on private renting and mental health provides examples of good practice

    14/06/2019News

    All three examples highlight the importance of communication, breaking down the stigma attached to mental health issues, and the ability to work flexibly to best support both tenants and landlords.    

  • Consultation briefing: short term lets Subscription

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    Consultation briefing: short-term lets This is a new type of briefing exclusively for CIH members . These briefings are designed to inform you about current consultations, highlight potential implications for the sector that you might want to

  • Positive developments taking shape in the private rented sector

    17/04/2019News

    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

  • CIH Scotland responds to Social Security Committee’s call for evidence

    19/03/2019News

    Private rented homes can play a vital role in our housing system but only if the social security system provides adequate support for tenants and landlords and reflects the real cost of renting.” ENDS   Notes to Editors 1. The Chartered Institute

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

    30 January 2019Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice CIH scheme code 3H14 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level.

  • CIH Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice

    7 December 2018Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice CIH scheme code 3H15 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level. The

  • CIH joins calls for a fairer deal for renters

    10/09/2018News

    We hope this review will be the start of a cross-party and cross-stakeholder conversation.” The review calls for the introduction of a landlord and letting agent register, and suggests a new ‘Property MOT’ as a way to bring together and

  • Letting Agent Registration – Client Bank Accounts Update

    16/08/2018Policy and practice

    While agents in the process of meeting the client money requirements of the Code will be able to submit an application to join the Register by the 1st October deadline, applicants must have a suitable client bank account and insurance in place before