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pdf Current File size: 986KB Published Date: 15/08/2019
pdf Current File size: 1MB Published Date: 28/06/2019
pdf Current File size: 681KB Published Date: 30/01/2019
pdf Current Briefing: The Social Housing Green Paper File size: 990KB Published Date: 17/08/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 717KB Published Date: 12/06/2018
pdf Current Briefing: Building a safer future – the Hackitt Review: An overview File size: 901KB Published Date: 08/06/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 710KB Published Date: 23/04/2018
pdf Current File size: 919KB Published Date: 28/02/2018
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 24/11/2017
pdf Current File size: 819KB Published Date: 11/10/2017
pdf Current Cases of housing disrepair brought by tenants against social landlords are on the increase. Claims companies are routinely targeting tenants with the aim of cashing in on vulnerabilities with social landlords’ practices. File size: 325KB Published Date: 01/06/2017
pdf Current The government sees apprenticeships as critical to improving work-based learning or training. Two years ago, it set a target of three million people in England gaining an apprenticeship by the end of the decade, and housing is expected to play its part. File size: 500KB Published Date: 06/04/2017
pdf Current In this useful briefing, solicitor Rebecca Asady discusses why disrepair claims are so damaging and ten things you can do to prevent them. After all, prevention is better than cure! File size: 286KB Published Date: 10/03/2017
pdf Current It’s such an obvious way of creating new housing that it’s amazing nobody took more advantage of it sooner. In addition to building homes (and virtually everyone agrees the UK is not building enough), why not create more housing from bricks and mortar that already exist? File size: 514KB Published Date: 26/01/2017
pdf Current This useful briefing by solicitor Janette Canlin summarises what is the responsibility of the landlord and the resident File size: 321KB Published Date: 23/01/2017
pdf Current Periodically the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) publishes its regulatory judgements (RJs) on registered providers and this creates a flurry of interest in the technical press. But what does this reflect? File size: 411KB Published Date: 26/05/2016
pdf Current Most members will already be familiar with the The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which govern the procedures leading to the award of contracts by social housing providers. File size: 353KB Published Date: 21/04/2016
pdf Current This briefing explores how Registered Providers could evaluate types of Modern Methods of Construction versus traditional. It includes exercises, such as construction cost comparisons, and technical detail assessment. We also look at some examples and conclude with a risk mitigation checklist. File size: 297KB Published Date: 24/03/2016
pdf Current The March 2016 Budget has been described as a 'missed opportunity in the government's race against time to meet its own housing targets'. We've pulled together some of the key points for members and we'll be supplementing this with further insight over the next few days. File size: 214KB Published Date: 17/03/2016
pdf Current Many are moving away from 'one-size-fits-all' long-term framework arrangements towards a 'mix-and-match' approach to enable greater autonomy and control over procurement arrangements. This briefing provides practical action points and brings together a small selection of case studies to demonstrate a range of procurement approaches. File size: 255KB Published Date: 10/09/2015
pdf Current We produced our first briefing on this subject in February 2010. In that time, we are pleased that what has now become widely accepted in the sector as ‘the HQN definition of right first time’ has achieved the level of support and acceptance that it has. We have now brought the original briefing up to date, taking into account changes in the sector since that time. File size: 242KB Published Date: 06/08/2015
pdf Current Despite the government imposing restrictions on the availability of Legal Aid to tenants for claims of disrepair, such claims seem to continue to come through the door thick and fast. In your briefing this week, we look at what disrepair is, what the landlords responsibilities are, and tips to avoid claims in the first place. File size: 182KB Published Date: 23/07/2015
pdf Current Summer Budget 2015 - brief summary This is a brief summary of the Summer Budget 2015 and some of the implications for social housing. File size: 144KB Published Date: 08/07/2015 Download
pdf Current We hope you find this short guidance note useful. We would like to draw your attention, in particular to the clarification on rules relating to EU procurement for in-house contractors or DLOs, the so called 'Teckal' rules and 'in-house' awards of contracts. File size: 178KB Published Date: 18/06/2015
pdf Current The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 came into force (with some exceptions) on 26 February, replacing the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. They apply to the award of all public contracts for supplies, services and works for which the procurement procedure began after that date. Our briefing this week provides the detail and what it means for asset management in social housing. File size: 172KB Published Date: 21/05/2015
pdf Current The requirement to maintain an assets and liabilities register will be of particular interest to members. RPs are expected to be able to produce an overview for the regulator at short notice. This member update illustrates some of the key points. File size: 266KB Published Date: 20/04/2015
pdf Current Delivering a really good planned maintenance service requires a specific range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours. File size: 212KB Published Date: 25/03/2015
pdf Current How many homes are being built? Is that more or fewer than last year, or the previous quarter? Should we count how many are started, or completed? And what on earth does ‘affordable’ mean? File size: 341KB Published Date: 26/02/2015
pdf Current Serious detriment what do you need to do The HCA is taking a firm line with landlords that put tenants at risk. There is a spate of recent cases where the HCA is acting on health and safety concerns. The main risks seem to be gas safety, fire safety and failure to comply with Housing Act notices. File size: 437KB Published Date: 16/01/2015 Download
pdf Current The government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for England estimates that between 2011 and 2012 there was a 29% increase in the number of excess winter deaths. Yet the most recent consultation on a fuel poverty strategy for England seeks to remove the legal commitment to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. File size: 233KB Published Date: 10/09/2014
pdf Current There have been some recent developments in terms of policy and Green Deal issues since Martin Wheatley’s earlier briefing on what social landlords can do to improve energy efficiency. Here’s an updated version. File size: 508KB Published Date: 23/01/2014
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