Repairs & Maintenance
Social landlords are in the midst of a great experiment with ‘big data’. Once they collect together their information, what will they do with it? Simon Brandon reports
A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.
Resident participation could save the sector millions, a minister has claimed, following the publication of government-backed research into tenant involvement.
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.
Politicians want to create a new wave of garden cities to meet housing need. But the world’s first garden city is also looking to do its bit - much to some residents’ disappointment. Martin Hilditch investigates
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.
Councils could knock down hundreds of estates and rebuild higher density ‘city villages’ to ease London’s housing crisis, a report suggests.
Birmingham Council has set out key sites in the city for its ‘biggest ever housing plan’ as it seeks housing associations and private builders to construct 80,000 homes.
Regeneration must be on the agenda to end the housing crisis, says Iain Sim
The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.
Contributions to reduce the gaping deficit in the sector’s pension scheme are likely to increase by the same level as they did three years ago.
Sector leaders would challenge any government attempt to extend the Right to Buy policy for housing associations in court.