Social housing

Social housing guidance:

The difference between types of residential tenancies depends on when the tenancy was granted and the legislation in force at that time. There are four main types of...

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Anti-social behaviour (ASB) ASB is a broad term used to describe day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder. ASB includes behaviour such as...

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The most commonly referred to definition of ‘affordable home ownership’ is set out in Annex 2 (b–d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).This is the...

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Affordable housing is housing provided to those who are struggling with their housing costs and whose housing needs are not met by the market. Affordable housing can take...

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The allocation of social housing by local housing authorities (LHAs) in England and Wales is regulated by Pt VI of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996). The HA 1996...

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Reasonable preference A local housing authority (LHA) must have an allocation scheme for determining priorities and for defining the procedures to be followed for the...

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Applications for housing—decisions A local housing authority (LHA) must consider every application for an allocation of accommodation made in accordance with the...

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This Practice Note focuses on eligibility for the allocation of housing authorities (LHA) in England and Wales under Part VI of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996). All...

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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014) The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) has reformed the tools available for dealing with...

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An arms length management organisation (ALMO) is a not-for-profit company that provides housing services on behalf of a local housing authority (LHA). Usually an ALMO is...

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Assignment Assignment is the transfer of the interest in the tenancy to another person. Assignment of a secure periodic tenancy is prohibited except in three situations:...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (Commencement and Transitional and Savings Provisions)...

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This Practice Note explains the criteria for assured tenancies (AT) and assured shorthold tenancies (AST) and the exceptions to those criteria, the main terms of AT and...

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This Practice Note: • discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS) • considers the Government’s incentive package for Build to Rent (BTR) in...

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service Charge Residential...

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