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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Government rejects social landlords' gas access call

24/10/2014 0:00 am

Campaign to allow housing associations greater access to homes to save £500m receives major blow

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Solar thermal tubes

Call for action over low take up of government renewable heat scheme Video

24/10/2014 5:35 pm

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has called for government action to help increase the take-up of renewable heat technology as figures show social landlords continue to ignore the scheme.

Liberal Democrat MP, Brent Central

MPs launch inquiry into 'revenge' evictions bill

24/10/2014 8:49 am

A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into a Liberal Democrat bill to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions.

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95% of England's housing stock not accessible for older people

24/10/2014 8:39 am

Just 5% of England’s housing stock is fully accessible to older people and a quarter of homes have no accessibility features at all, a think tank has warned.

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energy bills

Energy bills are Britain's 'top financial concern'

23/10/2014 9:52 am

A survey by a partnership of leading businesses and charities has found that energy bills are the top financial concern for people in Britain, a report published today has revealed.

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Frozen tap

Tenant to receive 'maximum payment' for emergency repair delay

22/10/2014 2:57 pm

An ombudsman has recommended that Waverley Housing pays a tenant the ‘maximum amount’ under the landlord’s policy for ‘unreasonable delay’ in completing an emergency repair.

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Northern Ireland Assembly

What's on in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 Oct

20/10/2014 0:00 am

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October

More repairs and maintenance news

Carl Brown

Time for common sense on gas safety


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

A man wearing a mask to lessen the effect of toxic, traffic pollution.

A lot of hot air


Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery


Coming of age?


Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees

Theresa Mohammed, Trowers

Put bad practice behind you


Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed

Simon Green large

Going green or going backwards


The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

Chief executive, Ducane Housing Association

Happier by design


Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?

Jeremy Kape

Removing the eco shackles


The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape

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