Repairs and maintenance
The latest from the social housing contracting sector, with news and views on planned maintenance, decent homes work, responsive repairs, tenders, deals, frameworks, and health and safety.
Coastline Housing Association has started a stock audit and improvement project aimed at reducing fuel poverty for up to 4,000 tenants.
Overheating of homes in summer is becoming an ‘emergency’ situation, with many social landlords getting regular complaints about new or recently retrofitted properties, the Homes 2014 conference in London heard yesterday.
A London council plotting a major stock transfer will be guided entirely by an independent commission of residents, its leader has said.
One of England’s largest social landlords is roadshowing a £250m bond.
Three housing associations have today had their governance ratings upgraded by the Homes and Communities Agency.
More private renters are struggling to get landlords to improve the quality of their homes, according to a Citizens Advice report out today.
An employee made unfounded allegations of bribery and corruption against a large social housing contractor in order to negotiate his exit from the company and avoid repaying a loan, a tribunal has found.
Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison
Careful design and analysis is needed to combat summer overheating, says Andrew Mellor
First the good news – the majority of people working for social landlords think their repairs and maintenance services are good or adequate.
The country needs more wheelchair accessible homes as at least 24,000 wheelchair users are waiting for appropriate social or affordable housing, says Brian Carlin
Fuel poverty should be much higher up on everyone’s agenda
A Court of Appeal ruling means landlords can breathe a sigh of relief over leaseholder consultation, writes Christine Land
Founding member of the Gas Access Campaign Mark Henderson explains why he is delighted the government rejected landlords’ call for greater powers to access homes for gas safety checks
The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard