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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Social landlord launches project to reduce fuel poverty for 4,000 tenants

28/11/2014 4:59 pm

Coastline Housing Association has started a stock audit and improvement project aimed at reducing fuel poverty for up to 4,000 tenants.

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Overheating of homes an 'emergency' situation, warns landlord

27/11/2014 11:14 am

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.

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Hammersmith and Fulham stock transfer 'to be led by residents'

26/11/2014 4:09 pm

A London council plotting a major stock transfer will be guided entirely by an independent commission of residents, its leader has said.

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Financial district

Riverside seeking investors for £250m bond

26/11/2014 1:34 pm

One of England’s largest social landlords is roadshowing a £250m bond.

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HCA upgrades governance ratings for three landlords

26/11/2014 10:27 am

Three housing associations have today had their governance ratings upgraded by the Homes and Communities Agency.

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Private tenants living in poor accommodation 'on rise'

26/11/2014 10:23 am

More private renters are struggling to get landlords to improve the quality of their homes, according to a Citizens Advice report out today.

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Book with gavel

Tribunal rules contractor employee bribery claims 'unsupported'

26/11/2014 7:57 am

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.

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More repairs and maintenance news

stewart davison

The Internet of Things


Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison

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Summer heating


Careful design and analysis is needed to combat summer overheating, says Andrew Mellor


Fixing the future


First the good news – the majority of people working for social landlords think their repairs and maintenance services are good or adequate.


Step up to access


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

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Fuel poverty: A national scandal


Fuel poverty should be much higher up on everyone’s agenda


A return to common sense


A Court of Appeal ruling means landlords can breathe a sigh of relief over leaseholder consultation, writes Christine Land

mark henderson

Step on the gas


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

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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

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