In this edition:

Private Sector Housing

Summary Articles

- Rogue private sector landlords put on notice as government announces new powers

- Landlords turning to Airbnb in Cardiff as tax hikes start to hurt

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Aids & Adaptations

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- The role of home adaptations in improving later life

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Conferences & Seminars

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- SFHA Development Conference

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- Chairs Conference

- Improving Health and Social Care Through Housing Forum

- Risk Management Conference

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Legislation & Court Issues

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- Current consultations - housing law

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Planning

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- Simplify planning laws in Wales to create new homes

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Information Technology

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- Self-service success drives new functionality for Halton Housing's customer app

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

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- Kingston takes a fresh look at preventing homelessness

- Homelessness numbers 'a national outrage' says CIH chief executive

- Sajid Javid sets out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel

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- Select Committee calls on Government to review draft Homelessness Code of Guidance

- Statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief, England: July to September 2017

- Youth homeless organisations across Europe call for action to end youth homelessness on Human Rights Day

- Vending machine for homeless trialed in Nottingham

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Building & Regeneration

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- Research finds higher level of satisfaction with homes built by small house builders

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- Offsite manufactured homes: the opportunities for social landlords

- Timber and offsite construction: the answer to Britain's housing crisis?

- Land purchased for new homes in Kent

- Plans to transform a neighbourhood in South Wimbledon moved a step closer

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Private Registered Providers

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- Bromford and Merlin announce partnership talks

- York Housing Association joins Karbon Homes

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- Consultation on proposal to bring merged groups under Peabody name

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Housing Provision

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- Research finds that 90% of MPs support converting empty spaces above shops to provide housing

- Local authorities engaging in the provision of housing in a wide variety of ways

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- London Assembly Housing Committee questions Mayor's ability to deliver

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Right to Buy

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- Bill ending Right to Buy in Wales is passed

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World Window

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- 2017 World Habitat Awards announced

- Updates from Housing Futures: the online platform on housing strategies for cities around the globe

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Sustainability

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- Sustainability performance stars at housing awards

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- Why it matters to win a SHIFT Award

- SHIFT Awards: 'Best Large Scale Retrofit Project'

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Housing Finance

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- Government unlocks £25 million to deliver more homes

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Housing Policy

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- Housing policy - A radical departure from the status quo

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- Welsh lesson: why the housing crisis is turning into a very English problem

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Welfare Benefits

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- Universal Credit report highlights difficulties for landlords and tenants

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Media Watch

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- CT Brief, Issue No. 32 available to download

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Leasehold Properties

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- New measures announced to cut out unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system

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Housing & Care

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- Contractor appointed to lead £20m extra care scheme

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- Homes Fit For Ageing - policy and practice brochure published

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Grenfell Tower

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- Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation hand back control of housing to the Council

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- Cladding removed from Lewisham buildings

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