Welcome to Forbes' Housing and Regeneration eNewsletter
Our aim is to keep you updated on housing sector news and legal developments. We'll also throw in some updates on Forbes and keep you abreast of our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical Guides on a range of housing and regeneration issues.
The Forbes Housing and Regeneration team
Is Building For Sale The Answer To The Rent Cuts?
Following the announcement that rents would be cut by 1% for the next four years, many housing associations' development programmes have been halted whilst business plans are reconsidered.
One of the emerging themes is that development for sale may be on the increase to claw back lost income due to the rent cuts and meet targets. Before the emergency budget was announced earlier this year...to read the full article, please click here
Risk Averse or Worse?
Forbes Solicitors and Anderton Gables joined forces last week to host a seminar at Forbes' Manchester office to highlight some of the risks registered providers should be aware of when developing.
One of the key messages was the importance...to read the full article, please click here
Extra Care-ful: Planning & Delivering Extra Care Schemes
Thursday 05 November 2015, Centurion House, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR
This free seminar, hosted by Forbes' Housing and Regeneration Team, will identify and deal with the issues faced by RPs when planning and delivering extra care schemes. The Forbes' Team will be joined by guest speakers who can offer first hand advice on extra care schemes.
Starting with registration and breakfast at 9am and concluding at around 12noon, topics covered include -
- Drawing from experience - An integrated approach to housing design for older people
- Frances Chaplin, Partner, PRP Architects
- Been care done that - how to run an extra care project and lessons learned
- Paul Gerrard, Assistant Director of Business Development, ForViva
- Top 3 Tips - looking at the top 3 FAQs
- Regulation, Regulation, Regulation
- Daniel Milnes, Head of Contracts & Projects, Forbes Solicitors
Click here to book your place.
Universal Credit, APAs and Bedroom Tax
Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It replaces six existing benefits and is based on a single monthly payment, transferred directly into the recipient's bank account. The biggest change is that tenants will receive one single monthly payment, including their housing costs, meaning that it is the tenant's responsibility
The House of Lords has recently voted to..to read the full article, please click here
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