Refurbishment and retrofit special
Our refurbishment and retrofit special opens with what landlords can learn from the death of a council tenant from asbestos-related cancer
The death of John Shiers from asbestos-related cancer raises worrying questions for housing providers. Martin Hilditch kicks off our refurbishment and retrofit special by investigating what landlords should do to protect their tenants from a similar fate
Landlords must sweat their assets if they are to get best value from their housing stock but, as Gavriel Hollander learns from a round table of industry experts, there’s more than one way for providers to get financially fit for the future
A pioneering scheme which furnishes dementia sufferers’ homes with familiar objects from their past is being trialled in north west England. Simon Brandon finds out how the project could assist independent living and cut care costs.
Green energy installations were meant to be the future but how much will it cost to get there? And will the race to fit photovoltaic panels before the feed-in tariff is cut lead to a bumpy ride? Jess McCabe investigates.
Landlords’ administrative errors can lead to time-consuming court cases, says Jane Plant, associate at Weightmans
Landlords must act fast to salvage what they can from photovoltaic deals before the feed-in tariff is cut, says Rob Beiley
Social landlords could save thousands of pounds and boost tenant satisfaction by improving their repairs services. Here, Debbie Larner explains how a new campaign aims to help them do just that