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Improving the private rented sector: a guide for councils

Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils

This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Improving the private rented sector: a toolkit

Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils

One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Sector-led improvement

Combined authorities – collaboration on housing and planning

This report looks at how combined authorities have used their powers, resources and partnerships to achieve enhanced outcomes in housing and planning and how they are working with their constituent authorities to deliver these.


Meeting the home adaptation needs of older people

Councils want their residents to live in safe, affordable, good quality homes. We recognise that housing is a key component of health and care and the foundation upon which people can achieve a positive quality of life.

Probity in planning

Probity in planning: Advice for councillors and officers making planning decisions

Probity in planning is about ensuring that decisions on plan making and planning applications are undertaken, on behalf of communities, in a fair, impartial and transparent way.

Making homelessness strategies happen

Making homelessness strategies happen

Local government is at the heart of the nation’s response to homelessness – we are house builders, housing enablers, and landlords, responsible guardians for people experiencing homelessness and care needs, support providers, and place-shapers; and we are democratically accountable to communities.

ha and councils

Housing associations and councils working together to end homelessness

In November and December 2018, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the National Housing Federation (NHF) hosted five roadshow events across England, under the theme: ‘Working Together to tackle Homelessness’.

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Local authorities have a range of duties and wider interests in ensuring the most effective functioning of their local housing markets. They want to ensure affordable, appropriate, good quality housing for everyone in the community within successful and sustainable places.

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report COVER

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report

In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.

housing revenue account cap removal publication cover

Housing revenue account cap removal

The LGA believes it is well-placed to develop a sector-led offer that can help councils to deliver the new homes that their communities need.

Re-thinking local

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

Re-thinking local: full publication

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