Roof, July/Aug. 2004, p.16-17
Ian Rouse, Housing Corporation Chief Executive, faces the challenge of increasing the number of homes built by housing associations while bearing down on costs.
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
London: TSO, 2004 (House of Commons Papers, Session 2003/04; HC493)
The paper concludes that urgent action needs to be taken to avoid a crisis in social housing supply. Its key findings were:
E. Hawkey and M. Delargy
Roof, July/Aug. 2004, p.22-24
A survey of local authority housing directors in England and Wales has shown widespread concern about that lack of good quality affordable housing. The combination of tackling homelessness with restrictions on where households can be placed, rising house prices and fewer social homes means councils cannot handle demand for housing.
Roof, July/Aug. 2004, p.29
If one party serves notice to quit unilaterally due to relationship breakdown or any other reason, then the whole of a joint tenancy comes to an end. Remaining tenants become unlawful occupiers, liable to eviction and homelessness.