Repairs & Maintenance
A tenants’ group has dropped its opposition to a campaign for greater gas access powers for housing associations.
Plans to merge the functions of the Housing Ombudsman Service with those of other bodies to create a new ‘Public Service Ombudsman’ have been criticised by social housing sector figures.
When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports
Energy efficiency is important - but boring. Can a video game, designed and tested with the help of social tenants, change all that? Jess McCabe reports
A star system for rating the sustainability of new homes, which will look at the impact on occupiers’ health and well-being, will be launched today.
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
The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.
Fail to listen to a community when you regenerate and they will become your biggest obstacle rather than an asset, says Mark Henderson
Effective housing strategies are not just about bricks and mortar - it’s about giving people a secure base from which to live their lives to support stable communities, says Joanne Roney
A London borough has finalised plans to build 2,000 new homes in five years in partnership with housing associations and private developers.
A housing association has raised £27.5m of unsecured debt at an interest rate of 4.4%, becoming one of the first to raise significant finance from retail charity investors.
A housing association has sold £5m of government guaranteed retained bonds at a record low price, despite the deal completing just weeks before the general election.
Housing associations are only able to replace one in every five homes sold under the preserved Right to Buy, according to an exclusive snap poll by Inside Housing.