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  • What you need to know about the bedroom tax judicial review Subscription

    06/08/2013Policy and practice

    What you need to know about the bedroom tax judicial review On 30th July 2013, lawyers representing 10 households with disabilities argued in the High Court that the social sector size criteria rules discriminated against people with disabilities.

  • Welfare reform: How landlords are preparing

    11/07/2013Policy and practice

    Welfare reform: How landlords are preparing In February 2013, House Exchange (part of Circle Housing) and the CIH came together to design and carry out a survey of how social landlords across Britain are preparing to meet the challenges posed by

  • 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

  • Conversations Inspired by Housing - March/April 2013 Subscription

    05/04/2013Policy and practice

    Conversations Inspired by Housing - March/April 2013 Conversations Inspired by Housing magazine is a bi-monthly publication for CIH members. Inside the March/April issue: What's happening at CIH Understanding the true cost of housing Budget 2013:

  • Scottish Government Consultation on Affordable Rented Housing

    30/04/2012Policy and practice

    Scottish Government Consultation on Affordable Rented Housing CIH Scotland (CIH) welcomes this opportunity to respond and contribute to the Scottish Government’s discussion on affordable rented housing and proposed changes to allocations and the

  • Scottish Housing Matters - Issue 58 Subscription

    11/06/2012Policy and practice

    Scottish Housing Matters - Issue 58 Issue 58 - Includes articles on the CIH Scotland Regeneration Awards, a round-up of our Annual Conference and Exhibition, under-occupation in the private rented sector, valuing complaints, and the Housing

  • Reducing under occupation - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/06/2011Policy and practice

    Reducing under occupation - Housing practice magazine Issue 15 Social housing in the UK is experiencing a period of unprecedented demand and this is unlikely to be met solely through the development of new homes. There is a clear need for

  • Making it fit: a guide to preparing for the social size criteria

    13/06/2012Policy and practice

    Making it fit: a guide to preparing for the social size criteria The Welfare Reform Act 2012 represents the biggest change to social welfare in the last 60 years. The changes planned will have a significant impact on social landlords and their

  • Probationary tenancies will need a new approach from landlords, says CIH Scotland

    30/04/2012News

    “Were there to be any English-style move to shorten tenancies across the board (for example to a fixed period such as five years), this would very much signal a serious threat to security of tenure and CIH Scotland would strongly oppose such a

  • New CIH guide helps landlords prepare for social sector size criteria

    13/06/2012News

    “After the launch, CIH and the MBUS team will continue to assist landlords in developing practical approaches to the new measures and traditional under-occupation schemes and we are planning to run a number of road shows throughout the country in