Repairs & Maintenance
Social landlords could make significant savings on refurbishment works, following a landmark legal ruling freeing them to enter into more cost-effective contracts while recovering service charges from leaseholders.
One Housing Group is holding urgent talks with Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs after the council passed a motion calling for the housing association to be suspended as its preferred development partner.
Exclusive modelling shows council 30-year business plans will be undeliverable.
Landlords are seeking talks with ministers over how housing associations can deliver energy-efficiency improvements to their stock after the government axed green subsidies last week.
The government will stop funding the Green Deal after ‘low take-up and concerns about industry standards’, leaving the energy efficiency sector ‘battered and bruised’.
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
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 has great potential to improve tenants’ lives. But, says Mitch Gee, technical director at SPSenvirowall, it also must be designed well
Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities
A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group
Show home Video
Activists who are occupying homes on the controversial Sweets Way estate in north London decided to renovate one of the boarded-up houses slated for demolition. The aim was to create a ‘show home’.
Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the best market sale developments of the year
Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.
Social landlords in Wales are modelling the impact of an English-style rent cut, as the Welsh Government considers following George Osborne in tearing up the rent formula.
We have to show our government a rent cut in Wales would not be the best for our communities, says Mike Owen
Our ‘customer’ is the government – not our tenants, says Darren Watmough