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CIH SEEKS ELEVATION FOR HOUSING PROFESSIONALS

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The Chartered Institute of Housing has called for regulation of the housing profession to 'protect officials from u...
The Chartered Institute of Housing has called for regulation of the housing profession to 'protect officials from unreasonable or illegal demands by councils and housing association board members'.

Chief executive Christine Laird said: 'It is not wise for such a significant part of public sector assets to lie in the hands of unqualified housing workers. After all, councils cannot appoint an unqualified accountant as chief finance officer.'

Ms Laird claimed that recent 'scandals in the housing world such as Westminster and Hackney' would be less likely to happen in a regulated environment. She said regulation could also protect officials by offering professional indemnity insurance similar to that enjoyed by members of the British Medical Association of the Law Society.
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