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Rent caps are the only way that the private rented sector will once again become affordable

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has carried out research into Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and affordability. It has concluded that LHA, set at 30% (more accurately the 30th centile) of the market, is set too low in some areas. 231 more words


What happens when people just can't afford to live anywhere?

Research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) into Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates has concluded that rates are being set too low in some areas, severely restricting the amount of housing available to benefit claimants. 156 more words


Taking Control of Your Career

By Justin Klavan

“I am not responsible for your career”.  That phrase came from my manager at my first job fresh out of Graduate School.  Looking back on those days I remember feeling overwhelmed and lost, lacking a clear direction and unsure what to do.  1,068 more words

Industrial Hygiene

(No) Lifetime Guarantee - In Defence of Scrapping Lifetime Tenancies

The Story

You’ve probably heard the news by now: lifetime tenancies are to be scrapped.

An amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015 means that after the bill comes into force new secure council tenancies will be of a period of 2-5 years, rather than traditional ‘lifetime’ tenancies. 1,622 more words

UK Housing

Why Social Housing Matters

The timely release of homelessness figures is a reminder for both the sector and Central Government why social housing is badly needed. And why Right to Buy, whatever its guise, is wrong. 625 more words

Social Housing

The devolution that matters for housing 

I have written another work related post, during the three days I attended the CIH housing conference.

I have been going to the conference every year apart from last year, when I was heavily pregnant with Elliot. 207 more words


Mentoring Corner: "There's more than one way to get through the swamp."

As many of you have come to know I post a weekly feature for the AIHA Mentoring and Professional Development Committee titled, “Wise Words Wednesday.” A thoughtful and inspiring reply was posted on May 20, 2015 to our  599 more words