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New deal for Social Housing—safer homes and thriving communities

Published on: 12 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • New deal for Social Housing—safer homes and thriving communities
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  • What does the green paper propose in relation to achieving safer homes?
  • How effective are the proposals in dealing with tenant’s concerns about the safety standards of their homes?
  • How are the proposals likely to dovetail with regulatory reform arising from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire safety?
  • How does the green paper propose dealing with the conflicting roles for a local authority as a social housing landlord and enforcer of local housing safety standards?
  • What proposals are made in relation to reducing the stigma of social housing? Are they likely to be effective?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: In the first of a three-part series, Mark Jordan, lecturer in law at the University of Southampton, analyses the government’s recent green paper ‘A new deal for social housing’, arguing that although an increased emphasis on tenant/ landlord dialogue regarding safety concerns is to be welcomed, the green paper would do well to co-opt successful schemes currently operating in Scotland and further afield. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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