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The Social Housing Green Paper: A new deal for social housing?
A brief overview of the Social Housing Green Paper, coming over 18 months after the Government pledged to fix the “broken housing market”.
Home Loss Payment Increases: What you need to know
The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/915) came into force on 1 October 2018 (“the Regulations”).
Spotlight on Shared Ownership
Shared Ownership Week has banged the drum for a scheme that forms a vital part of the complex solution needed to solve the housing crisis.
Moving On Up
Most people who work in housing associations already know what staircasing is, so this is aimed at those new to the sector, or those already working in the sector who might not undertake staircasing day-to-day.
The Next Step for Shared Ownership
Rachel Keenan discusses the role of shared ownership in the Government’s White Paper and what actions are being taken to increase supply.
The Mortgagee Protection Clause Explained
The mortgagee protection clause (MPC) in a shared ownership lease enables the banking industry to continue to lend against shared ownership leases, but where applicable it can result in claims by lenders and subsequent losses for housing associations.
Shared ownership leases: a quick-fire guide to assignments
In this quick-fire guide, we outline the steps social landlords should take when assigning a shared ownership lease to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Your Quick Guide to the Rents for Social Housing from 2020-21 Consultation
The Consultation comprises three papers: the Consultation paper itself; a draft Direction on a new Rent Standard (2018); and a Policy Statement.
Cryptocurrency fraud is rising and so is litigation
Cryptocurrency fraud is rising and becoming increasingly more sophisticated, risking the loss of potentially huge gains and triggering litigation claims.
Garden Communities Programme Launched
The government is seeking well-designed, well-planned, locally led garden communities meeting housing needs to take the form of new Garden Cities (to deliver more than 10,000 homes) and Garden Villages (1,500-10,000 homes).
Your Easy-read guide to the Social Housing Green paper
2. Resident views already submitted to Government have resulted in five core principles being identified by MHCLG as the basis for improvements to social housing.
Nuts & Bolts: Variation of Leases
Residential Leases are typically granted for long periods of time, such as 99 or 125 years. As the obligations and duties under a Lease are set when it is granted, the terms of long residential Leases can become outdated or irrelevant throughout such an extended period of time.