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(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


The economic consequences of current housing policy

Last Thursday (23rd April) I gave a presentation to the Hove Civic Society on the supply of affordable housing to buy and to rent in Brighton and Hove.  238 more words


Who will house the young?

Yesterday I asked the question of future governments: who will house, not just the poor, but people on average incomes. I concluded that it certainly won’t be the large housing associations. 129 more words


The Three Magical Letters: C.I.H.

By Kerry Schmid

A Certified Industrial Hygienist; that is what many students and young professionals strive to achieve. Spring Exam season is quickly approaching and you might be similar to me; I am sitting for my CIH Exam. 81 more words