Asset Management

Welsh housing

Welsh government protects home improvement cash

19/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

The Welsh government has announced it will maintain its annual £108m pot of cash to improve social housing in Wales.

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Affinity Sutton takes repairs service in-house

18/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of London’s largest social landlords has officially taken its repairs and maintenance in-house.

Mitie reports operating profit drop

Contractor announces 27.8% drop in property management profit

18/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

Contractor Mitie has reported a 27.8% drop in operating profit on its property management activity, following ‘pricing pressures’ in its social housing business.

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Energy watchdog sanctions new pre-payment tariff

07/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Ofgem has given an energy supplier permission to offer a special pre-payment tariff to social housing tenants.

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Housing association strikes deal for 2,000 solar panels

07/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

A housing association has signed off plans to install 2,000 free solar panels on homes in Suffolk.

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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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Housing zone developer pledges homes increase

04/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.

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Future solutions

22/05/2015 | By Emma Maier

Plans for a Lyons-style housing review to explore solutions to the housing crisis in the north promise to bring an ‘offer’ to put to government

The Lyons review

Landlords to launch 'Lyons-style review for the north'

21/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

Social landlords are set to commission a ‘Lyons Review for the north’ to seek solutions to the region’s ‘unique’ housing crisis.

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Breathing new life

13/05/2015

Communities willing to do their bit can breathe new life into urban areas. Jim McMahon tells of his council’s success tale in the Greater Manchester town of Oldham

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Boris admits 'legitimate concerns' over Right to Buy extension

21/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Boris Johnson has admitted there are ‘legitimate concerns’ about the government’s plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations.

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Sanctuary Group secures European Investment Bank funding

Derwent Living secures shared ownership equity deal

20/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

An East Midlands-based landlord has completed an £8.9m deal on a portfolio of shared ownership homes, with cash from a council pension fund.

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Rent fears as UK enters deflation

20/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

Landlords are fearing a rent squeeze after the United Kingdom this week entered negative consumer price inflation for the first time in more than 50 years.

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