Asset Management

For use in Inside Housing, 17 April 2015

Repairing trust

17/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

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


Social landlord to provide tenants with glue for self-repairs

13/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A Midlands-based housing association is considering allowing its tenants to fix leaks and other minor repairs themselves using mouldable glue.

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Circle rules out single contractor deals in London

10/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Circle Housing says it is moving away from large, single contractor deals in London following a damning regulatory downgrade last week.

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Could a game make energy efficiency fun?

09/04/2015 | By Jess McCabe

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

New sustiainbility code

Star system to replace Code for Sustainable Homes

04/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

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.

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Fraser Gunn, apprentice

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

Building site

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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IH Top 50 columnist

Asset generation

17/04/2015 | By Mark Henderson

Fail to listen to a community when you regenerate and they will become your biggest obstacle rather than an asset, says Mark Henderson


Vital foundations

13/04/2015 | By Joanne Roney

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

Newly built homes

Council plans huge housebuilding programme

02/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A London borough has finalised plans to build 2,000 new homes in five years in partnership with housing associations and private developers.

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Right to buy sell

Landlords 'only able to replace one in five Right to Buy homes'

17/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

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.

HRA feature

Done deal Video

16/04/2015 | By Keith Cooper

Wales has signed a historic deal with Westminster to end the creaming off of council rents. Keith Cooper examines the fine print


Landlords exposed to grant clawback after deadline passes

16/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

Around 2,000 homes apparently missed the ‘drop dead’ date completions under the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) in London, leaving landlords exposed to millions in grant clawback.  

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