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Autumn Budget addresses the housing crisis

The Autumn Budget has just been announced, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond addressing the “challenge of the housing market.” Hammond revealed that “for all first time buyer purchases of up to £300,000, I am abolishing stamp duty altogether.”... View Article

Pre-Budget briefing from The Housing & Finance Institute

The Housing & Finance Institute is today publishing its pre-Budget briefing. Housing is set to dominate tomorrow’s Autumn Budget, but it is not yet clear what type of Budget the Chancellor will deliver. The Housing & Finance Institute has laid... View Article

Closomat offers accessible guidance

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so occupiers can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right. ‘Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet’ has been produced and... View Article

Cool down

Dean Ronnie of Cool You UK advises on achieving cool and clean air quality in conservation and new build properties under stringent regulations Installing conventional integrated air conditioning into a building bound by restrictions can be an unachievable objective. Whether... View Article

Lessons for landlords: Fire and carbon monoxide safety

James King of FireAngel shares his top tips with private and social housing landlords on installing the most appropriate levels of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) protection throughout rental properties. Recent National Housing Federation research has shown that housing associations... View Article

Three new board members for national housing provider

Hanover Housing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board. Dr Stuart Burgess, Chair of Hanover said: ‘We are pleased to welcome Peter Hay, Nicole Bruce and Mike Green to Hanover’s board. These are notable... View Article

Landlords remain bullish despite Brexit uncertainty

With the government locked in its latest round of Brexit negotiations, 85 per cent of landlords are undeterred by the prospect of leaving the EU, according to the third annual Landlord Voice Survey from Simple Landlords Insurance. Despite enduring uncertainty... View Article

New Tenancy website launches on National Landlord Day

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has welcomed the launch of a new Scottish Government website allowing landlords to easily create tenancy agreements which comply with new legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) believes the site, officially launched today by... View Article

Tips to prevent property damage this winter

While we may be able to protect ourselves from the freezing, winter temperatures by wrapping up, our properties are not so lucky. Winter is often the peak season for buildings to experience damage. The best way to ensure that your... View Article

Yeoman Shield looking good – however you view it!

The new Yeoman Shield website has been designed to be fully responsive and can be viewed at an optimum whatever your digital preference, laptop, tablet, desk top or mobile. Focusing on Yeoman Shield’s comprehensive range of wall & door protection... View Article

Turning around system efficiency

Francine Wickham of Fernox explores how to improve central heating system longevity and efficiency through the use of chemical cleaners, inhibitors and filter technology The Cold Homes Crisis and the rise of fuel poverty within the UK is a widespread... View Article

Winter mould problems and how to prevent them

Mould in rental properties is an expensive and time-consuming problem faced by local authorities and private landlords As the winter period arrives, tenants close windows and doors and turn up the heating, this prevents airflow in your properties and their... View Article
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