Cladding removal work could take until 2029

Dangerous combustible cladding panels which exposes residents to unacceptable fire risks is being replaced so slowly that it could take until 2029 before all affected buildings are fixed. The claim is being made by the Labour Party. According to official... View Article

Bill for homeless accommodation soars to £1.2 billion

The Government has released figures showing that local councils in England spent £1.2 billion on temporary accommodation for homeless households in 2019/20, with most of the money going to private landlords. According to analysis carried out by the campaigning charity... View Article

Bailiffs ordered to halt evictions in lockdown areas

Court approved evictions will not be taking place in large parts of England after bailiffs were told to not enter residential properties in areas covered by COVID-19 restrictions. Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland has written to the High Court Enforcement Officers... View Article

Court reform is vital before Section 21 is axed

One of the most controversial grounds for private landlords to recover possession of their rental properties is under threat from planned Government reforms, but landlords are demanding compensatory safeguards. The Lettings Industry Council is saying that Section 21 should not... View Article

Landlords confidence levels falling during Covid pandemic

Almost two thirds of private landlords in England and Wales expect their rental business to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic according to new research. The latest survey of just over 2,000 members of the National Residential Landlords Association... View Article

Clarion reports flat operating surplus in spite of pandemic

Britain’s largest housing association has reported a marginal increase in its operating surplus during the first six months of 2020/21 despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus health crisis. Clarion Housing Group has 350,000 tenants living in its 125,000 homes.... View Article

Taking fenestration design to new heights

Multi-story developments are a common sight in most major towns and cities across the UK, fuelled by the demand for affordable residential housing, high-quality student accommodation and versatile office space. As fenestration design is one of the most important elements... View Article

Byker Estate transformation receives top housing accolade

The Byker Estate in Newcastle upon Tyne has received national praise as a leading example for neighbourhood transformation. Byker Community Trust (BCT) housing association, which owns and manages 1,800 homes on the iconic Grade II* listed Estate, won the Neighbourhood... View Article

Protect your budgets

For Housing Associations, Local Councils and Authorities, the maintenance of properties is an ongoing project and significant local government funding is invested in improvements every year. When Local Authorities or housing tenants hire sub-contractors to carry out repairs, maintenance and... View Article

New £9m+ affordable housing scheme unveiled in New Malden

A new scheme to deliver 41 affordable homes has been successfully completed in New Malden. The development known as Albany House boasts a stunning collection of contemporary one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, offering the very best in modern living. Delivered... View Article

Aico facilitate panel discussion on LACORS reform

Aico facilitated a panel discussion on the LACORS (Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services) guidance document, in partnership with the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association). Aico’s Southern Specification Manager, Tina Mistry hosted the discussion, and was joined by panel members... View Article