Improving indoor air quality for long-term gain

John Moss from EnviroVent discusses condensation and mould growth, and what social housing providers can do about it The English Housing Survey (EHS) has revealed recently that damp continues to be a problem for at least one million homes in... View Article

Controls that work for the end user

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. But they are only effective if the end user can understand and use them! Modern controls with wifi and remote control functions are great for people who cope... View Article

Taking glass to new heights

While the aesthetic appeal of glass balustrades and Juliet balconies is obvious, thought needs to be given to the careful and safe installation of such systems. Simon Boocock of CRL Europe takes a look at some of the solutions available... View Article

Councils have failed to spend £375 million on new housing

Councils across England have been accused of hoarding hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for affordable homes, according to research undertaken by HuffPost UK. The news media firm found more than £375m was sitting in councils’ bank accounts instead of... View Article

Contrasting fortunes for landlords in grading changes

Several large associations experienced the joy of receiving top grades from the social housing regulator, while several others suffered downgrades as a result of concerns over their current and future financial performance. Clarion, the country’s largest housing association with 123,000... View Article

Is it too dangerous to be a DIY landlord?

The Buy to Let property boom over the past decade has seen a flood of new landlords enter the market. But with over 145 individual laws and more than 400 regulations to follow, it is surprisingly easy for even the... View Article

Surveyor fined after failing to detect asbestos

A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a housing association owned demolition site, and issuing an incorrect and misleading report. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and... View Article

Government crack down on rogue landlords begins

The Government has finally launched its long awaited crackdown on rogue landlords, with a national database to monitor offenders going live and tough new banning orders introduced. It is part of a raft of measures designed to drive up standards... View Article