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12 August, 2022 Open access

More than 80,000 people have arrived in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme

New figures include more than 12,000 that have been sponsored by the Scottish and Welsh Governments

12 August, 2022

Government to begin ‘naming and shaming’ failing social landlords in England

Poor practice to be highlighted by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, including on its social media platforms

11 August, 2022 Open access

25 per cent of Homes for Ukraine sponsors intend to only continue hosting arrangements for six months or less

New ONS statistics also show that around a third of sponsors report that the rising cost of living is affecting their ability to provide support either ‘quite a lot’ or ‘very much’

11 August, 2022

Numbers of landlord and mortgage claims for possessions in England and Wales continue to rise

New MoJ statistics highlight that there were more than 18,000 landlord claims and almost 3,500 mortgage claims between April and June 2022

11 August, 2022 Open access

Temporary housing changes introduced in Scotland at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic made permanent

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill receives Royal Assent

10 August, 2022

Process for escalating complaints to the Housing Ombudsman Service to be made easier from October 2022

Tenants will no longer have to refer their unresolved complaints to a ‘designated person’ or wait eight weeks after the landlord's final response before the Ombudsman can consider it

4 August, 2022

Shelter responds to fears that some tenants could miss out on the government’s £400 energy rebate

Those whose energy bills are included in their rent or service charge will be 'at the mercy' of their landlord passing on the support, says housing charity

4 August, 2022

Government allocates £6 million in funding for four local authorities to enforce standards in supported housing sector

First tranche of £20 million Supported Housing Improvement Programme awarded to Birmingham, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, and Hull

3 August, 2022

Housing Ombudsman makes finding of severe maladministration in relation to landlord’s response to silverfish infestation

Metropolitan Thames Valley ordered to apologise to tenant and pay compensation of £1,800 on top of £450 already awarded

1 August, 2022

28 July, 2022

28 July, 2022

Almost 75,000 households were initially assessed as owed a homelessness prevention or relief duty in England between January and March 2022

New DLUHC statistics show that this is a more than 10 per cent increase compared to the previous quarter

28 July, 2022

Almost 80 per cent of eligible households have now received their £150 cost of living council tax rebate

DLUHC advises that households should check if payment has been received and, if not, should claim before the deadline of the end of September 2022

27 July, 2022

26 July, 2022

Housing Ombudsman makes finding of severe maladministration in relation to Clarion Housing’s failings in resolving leak

Resident awarded compensation of £1,250 in case forming part of wider investigation into Clarion

25 July, 2022

21 July, 2022

Select Committee launches inquiry into government’s plans for reform of private rented sector

Views sought on proposals including the abolition of section 21 'no-fault' evictions, and reforms to possession grounds, speeding up court processes, and to prevent blanket ‘no DSS’ rental practices

20 July, 2022

Too many social housing tenants are living in uninhabitable homes, experiencing appalling conditions with potential serious impacts on their mental and physical health

New Select Committee report calls on government to assess cost of remediating all social housing stock and for Housing Ombudsman to be empowered to award 'far higher' compensation in maladministration cases

19 July, 2022

Government launches expert panel to help social housing landlords tackle anti-social behaviour

New group to be tasked with gathering evidence and developing good practice in relation to the links between anti-social behaviour and 'vulnerable perpetrators'