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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2002): Social Housing - UK

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?

M. Britton

Housing, Nov. 2001, p.36-37

Standards for tenants' groups centre around three main concepts: openness, democracy and representation. These standards need to be agreed, in principle, through Compacts and articulated in the form of constitutions.

HOUSING IN RURAL ENGLAND

Housing Corporation

London: 2001

Document sets out Corporation's rural housing policy covering the role of affordable housing in sustaining communities, involving local people in community regeneration, and how to make the best use of existing housing.

LICENSED PREMISES

B. Kundall

Housing, Nov. 2001, p.22-23

Dr Des Turner's Home Energy Conservation Bill contains proposals for licensing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). At the same time the Department of Local Government, Transport and the Regions is consulting on a selective licensing scheme aimed at controlling criminal landlords and antisocial tenants.

"A RISK" OR "AT RISK" : RECONCEPTUALISING HOUSING DEBT IN A RISK WELFARE SOCIETY

J. Croft

Housing Studies, vol. 16, 2001, p.757-753

Tenants and people with mortgages are at risk of falling into housing debt at different times in their lives due to circumstances beyond their control such as job loss or relationship breakdown.

SELECTIVE LICENSING OF PRIVATE LAND LORDS

Department of Local Government, Transport and the Regions

London: 2001

Proposes that councils in deprived areas should be given powers to introduce a licensing system for private landlords, who would have to meet minimum management standards, have no criminal convictions and help in dealing with antisocial tenants. Unscrupulous landlords not meeting standards, and failing to employ suitable agents would be excluded from letting.

WORKERS PRICED OUT OF HOUSING MARKET

Anon.

Labour Research, vol. 90, Dec. 2001, p. 9-11

Article demonstrates that key public service workers such as police, nurses and teachers cannot afford to buy a home in many areas of England. The problem of lack of affordable housing has spread across the country from London and the South East.

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