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Clarion Housing Group got off to stumbling start after tripping over problems with the repairs service it inherited from Circle Group. The case highlights why consumer regulation still matters, writes Phil Morgan

 
 

Has the housing sector become too fixated on creating new ‘products’ to tackle the complex issues at the root of Britain’s housing crisis? If we’re to help ‘just about managing’ families, then maybe it’s time for a more radical solution, writes Elspeth Mackenzie

 
 

For the past five years the social housing regulator has been embraced by the Homes and Communities Agency, but a forthcoming review is likely to change that – Phil Morgan offers his take on the background to that change

 
 

The build-to-rent sector will be watching with interest to see how Government approaches to housing shifts in the coming months, writes Andrew Barnard

 
 

The physical state of housing is only part of the picture. Shelter’s new Living Home Standard highlights how the insecurity of expensive housing undermines any fitness to be considered a place to call home, writes Phil Morgan

 
 

Ending right-to-buy in Wales on the basis that it is restricting the supply of affordable homes is a flawed argument, says Cardiff-based property expert, Mike Rees.

 
 

Landlords need to prepare for the introduction of the Government’s new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards now if they want to avoid legal headaches and potential fines, writes Luke Maidens

 
 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has quite a task on his hands to resolve the capital’s housing crisis, but he’ll need to make sure he can keep developers on board if he is to deliver his targets, writes Stacy Eden

 
 

As Theresa May took up office by announcing a ‘one-nation’ for Britain and not just the privileged few, the sector should take this opportunity to call for more tenure flexibility, writes Nigel Wilson

 
 

With the move towards ever-larger organizations, Phil Morgan asks if it’s not time to embed tenant scrutiny into housing organisations as a core function of governance

 

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