Let tenants choose First Published 01 September 2000 Despite admirable aims, DETR proposals on rents have provoked outcry amongst housing professionals, and particularly registered social landlords. The government’s housing green paper rent proposals aim to hold social tenants’ rents at an affordable, below market, level, while making them fairer andRead More →

Don’t help bailiffs help themselves First Published 18 February 2016 People in debt need legal help, not threats, says Paul Nicolson. People struggling with debt have more to fear now bailiffs can legally break in to their homes to enforce fines. These powers will be increased to enforce all debtsRead More →

A grand plan First Published 19 October 2016 Danny Philips reports on how a project in Glasgow has prevented more than 1,000 evictions and given tenants in trouble the confidence to get their lives back on track The introduction of section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 inRead More →

Help yourself First Published 18 June 2016 Jon Fitzmaurice started his career in small community-driven projects. Three decades on, he argues, the need for them is greater than ever. My career in housing started out unexpectedly in Birmingham in the mid-1970s. I’d been a social worker, toiling to change theRead More →