The Conservative government will introduce a new Housing Bill requiring the sale of high value, vacant council homes to support the extension of the Right to Buy (RTB) to housing association tenants, it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech today.
Registered providers should consider devising a ‘takeover code’, the regulator suggested this week.
Regulator rejects suggestion of wholesale recalibration of registered providers to V2, and says value for money (VfM) may be integrated into new ‘in-depth assessment’ approach.
HAs continue to refinance legacy loans via debt capital markets.
Open market and property sales increased by nearly 40 per cent.
Boost to cross-subsidy comes with increased risks
Offices and non-core properties see greatest impairment
Should RPs be worried about the risk of default because of Right to Buy sales?
Right to Buy has potentially more far reaching consequences than the headlines suggest.
Responding to the growing gaps – between our ability to support our communities and the financial realities.
Some positive features are supporting the supply-side of housing, but as always, there’s more to do.
Unless the South West makes a strong case to central government now, it risks being sidelined.
Latest analysis highlights ‘price points’ to consider in wider decisions on asset strategy, operating areas and tenure diversification.
The deficit on the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) has risen by almost £300m to £1.323bn.
Regulator says ‘first principles’ analysis is needed for most complex businesses, despite G15 concerns over ‘prescriptive’ framework.
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Registered providers in the North East are advised to build relationships with investors, as debate tackles asset values and ‘pushing back’ over grant levels.
Funders liken Midlands housing market to London and the South East but prioritise operational efficiency ahead of geographical location.
Investors suggest pressure on cashflows will force associations to pull back on development, while also questioning sustainability of Affordable Rent.