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.
The government’s refusal to exempt councils from its relaxation of office to residential planning reforms was branded ‘unfair and unlawful’ at the High Court today.
Catalyst Housing plans to spend £200 million regenetrating an estate in Southall were approved by Ealing Council’s planning committee last week.
The Office of Fair Trading is proposing to launch a study into residential property management services following complaints about alleged over-charging and poor-quality services.
If David Cameron lets energy companies off the hook in the lead up to the election, it will be tenants missing out on hundreds of pounds of savings, writes Nick Duxbury
Where does sensible asset management stop and social cleansing begin?
The government has picked the easy target but not the right target in the energy battle, writes Nick Duxbury
The feedback is in on the government’s new planning guidance, and Pete Apps shifts through it to assess the main issues