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.

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Number of owner-occupiers falls while private renter stats rise

25/02/2015 2:58 pm

The number of owner-occupiers has fallen while those renting privately continue to rise, according to the latest government analysis of the English housing market.

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Property giants report hikes in revenue

25/02/2015 10:39 am

Contracting giant Kier has reported an 11% rise in revenue in the six months to the end of last year from the year before, in its interim results released today.

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Repairs contractor announces drop in profit

19/02/2015 9:15 am

Morgan Sindall’s affordable housing division has reported a 30% drop in operating profit, hit by an expected operating loss on responsive maintenance activities of £3.5m.

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Court rules in favour of leaseholders over repair costs

18/02/2015 8:42 am

Landlords must consider the financial impact on leaseholders when seeking to charge for non-vital improvement works to their homes, an upper tribunal has ruled.

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Regulator slams landlord for its London repairs service

11/02/2015 9:04 am

The social housing regulator has slammed one of England’s largest landlords for failing to carry out urgent and emergency repairs on time.

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Scottish ministers fund purchase of run-down housing

09/02/2015 8:18 am

Scottish ministers and Glasgow City Council are channelling more than £9m to buy up flats in a plan to tackle poor quality housing conditions.

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Anchor signs £150m repairs contract

04/02/2015 1:56 pm

A housing and care provider has signed a £150m repairs and maintenance contract with property services company Ian Williams.

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More repairs and maintenance news

Managing director, ServiceMaster Clean

Expect the unexpected

15/01/2015 | By Alan Lewin

Alan Lewin, managing director of ServiceMaster Clean, on contingency planning

Managing director, echelon consultancy

Right sourcing

15/01/2015 | By Mathew Baxter

Mathew Baxter, managing director of echelon consultancy, considers if social landlords should insource or outsource their repairs service

Managing director, Morgan Sindall Property Services

Let’s change perceptions

15/01/2015 | By Gary Lester

Gary Lester, managing director, Morgan Sindall Property Services, talks efficiency and customer service

Director, LHC

The right slice

15/01/2015 | By John Skivington

John Skivington, director of LHC, on how to cut the value for money cake

Group director, business transformation, Aspire Group

Social inclusion

23/01/2015

Landlords must not abandon traditional approaches in the rush to use social media

Innovation coach, Bromford

Testing drones

22/01/2015

Drones can save disruption to tenants, time and money says Paul Taylor, reporting on his testing of the technology

Anonymous columnist

Easy money

21/01/2015

Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist on the attitudes of the new wave of private landlords

Executive director, futures, Orbit Group

Back to the future

16/01/2015

The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall

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Quick fix

16/01/2015

Former housing minister Kris Hopkins was wrong when he said that landlords wouldn’t find it difficult to let some homes as a result of welfare reform

Group director, customer service and direct maintenance, L&Q

Why L&Q decided to set up its own maintenance service

14/01/2015

L&Q has decided to set up its own repairs and maintenance service to keep its homes in good repair. But why, and how is the roll-out progressing? Tim Mulvenna, group director for customer service and direct maintenance at L&Q, explains

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Housing Live: Ready for take off Video

12/12/2014

Today is the launch of Inside Housing’s live news blog and, typically, it seems to be a relatively quiet one for housing news. Oh wait, that’s just the IH newsroom following last night’s Christmas party.

Editor, Inside Housing

A sign of things to come

05/12/2014

The coalition government’s final autumn statement provided interesting reading, writes Emma Maier

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