Repairs & Maintenance
Some housing associations are challenging received thinking about the way the sector approaches repairs and maintenance. Gavriel Hollander finds out why they think the sector could save itself a packet
Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.
Overhauling the long-standing repairs issues affecting former Circle Housing stock could take until September, a leaked letter has revealed.
Following the Bonfield Review report, the onus is now on housing associations to help alleviate fuel poverty, says John Barnham
Housing associations are hindered from making energy efficiency improvements to their homes because of financial pressures and “competing regulatory priorities”, a government-commissioned review has concluded.
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
The government has revealed the tenure breakdown of the homes that will be funded by part of its Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.
Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.
Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.
Seventy per cent of UK house builders have reported a rise in materials prices due to the depreciation of the pound following the Brexit vote, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
John Healey has called on the government to publish the measures it is taking to protect purchasers placing themselves in “significant financial risk” when buying through the extended Right to Buy.