Asset Management

The contracts will see Wates handle maintenance for 9,449 homes in London

London housing associations strike new maintenance deals

24/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

London housing associations Southern Housing Group and The Guinness Partnership have appointed Wates Living Space to repairs contracts worth a total of £13m.

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Councils phase out freephone repairs numbers

24/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

English councils are phasing out freephone repairs numbers as they seek to trim costs out of pressurised Housing Revenue Accounts.

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Do frameworks work? Video

15/02/2017 | By Jess McCabe

Procurement frameworks are meant to be a hassle-free way for social housing providers to club together and make savings. But are they the shortcut to efficiency they’re touted as? Jess McCabe investigates

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Enfield to invest £58m in heat network

30/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

Enfield Council is to invest £58m to develop a community energy network which will supply low carbon heat and hot water to 15,000 homes.

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Following the Bonfield Review report, the onus is now on housing associations to help alleviate fuel poverty, says John Barnham

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Housebuilding falls in 2016

23/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Completions of new build homes fell by 1% in 2016, according to the government’s official measure of new build activity.


Housing association development on the rise

22/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).

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Driving regeneration


How effective use of data is being used to drive major regeneration works in Milton Keynes

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Certainty in an uncertain world

20/01/2017 | By Colin Middlemass

Data can help landlords to better understand their repairs and maintenance services, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears

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Galliford Try reports 23% profit boost

21/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.


Public land sales lag well below target

20/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.

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The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

17/02/2017 | By News team

The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces

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Councils seek to plug budget holes as rent cut bites

24/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.

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Barratt boosts profits despite dip in homes built

22/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.

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Orr hits out at government supported housing proposal

21/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.

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