Asset Management


DCH takes repairs service in-house

19/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of the largest housing associations in the south west has taken its repairs service in-house.

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'No clear link between repairs contract size and savings'

19/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

There is ‘no clear link’ between the size of a landlord’s repairs operation and cost savings, according to analysis by Housemark.

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Out of Hyding Video

17/06/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Since Hyde Group poached its new chief executive from Serco, she’s been tight-lipped. Now, she breaks her silence to Nick Duxbury

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Committee urges government action on ECO

30/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

An influential committee has urged the government to bolster support for low-carbon heat and provide at least five years of certainty on funding for energy efficiency retrofit of homes.

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Right to Buy extension could affect viability of retrofits

25/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Housing associations are looking closely at the financial implications of retrofitting homes to make them more energy efficient in the light of the extension of the Right to Buy.

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CIH Housing 2015: highlights


With the Conservatives’ shock election win and issues around tightening finances setting the tone, this year’s conference has a lot of ground to cover. We take a look at some of the key themes and highlights

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Accessible apprenticeships

10/03/2015 | By Maria Brett

Apprenticeships are a popular way for social landlords to boost employment opportunities – but how easy are they to access for disabled people? On national apprenticeship week, Maria Brett meets a young, deaf apprentice

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Solid wall insulation

26/06/2015 | By Mitch Gee

Solid wall insulation has great potential to improve tenants’ lives. But, says Mitch Gee, technical director at SPSenvirowall, it also must be designed well


The extra mile

26/06/2015 | By Barry Boxall

Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities


Working together

12/06/2015 | By Colin Middlemass

A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group

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Scottish government launches £4m Empty Homes fund

29/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

A new fund to bring empty homes and high street spaces back into use has been launched by the Scottish government.

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Oldham's best Video

23/06/2015 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

One of the youngest council leaders in the country, Jim McMahon, is leading Oldham as the government devolves a range of new powers to Greater Manchester. Reni Eddo-Lodge reports

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Field day Video

23/06/2015 | By Mark Wilding

Building on brownfield is the preference of the new government, but how viable is it? Mark Wilding reports on the practicalities and the possibilities

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Historic trust landlords seek legal advice on Right to Buy

02/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Four housing associations established by Victorian philanthropists have taken legal advice on the government’s proposed Right to Buy extension and have ‘not ruled out a challenge’.


MP calls on watchdog to probe Right to Buy

30/06/2015 | By Martin Hilditch , Carl Brown

A Labour MP has written to parliamentary spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) to call for an investigation into the Right to Buy.

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LGA chair calls for Right to Buy devolution

30/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Councils should be able to set Right to Buy discount levels locally and keep 100% of receipts, the chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) will say in a speech today.

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