Thousands of nuisance calls lands property boss 5-year ban

Jonathon De Sousa (29), of Barnton, Northwich, was the director of Xternal Property Renovations Ltd, a property repairs and maintenance company. From its incorporation in August 2015, the company relied heavily on direct marketing techniques – cold-calling members of the... View Article

Is it time to overhaul the rental sector’s court system?

Patrick Mooney asks whether the new housing ministers will overhaul the legal system for the rental sector The change of Government ministers responsible for housing policies is likely to see some significant changes in the relationship between Whitehall and landlords... View Article

Government advice note on fire safety

The government advice, issued in June 2019, will have widespread implications for the assessment and management of balcony fire risk. Will Forbes, Technical Project Lead at balcony specialist Neaco, explains their likely impact. The Grenfell disaster gave rise to new... View Article

A digital future for housing management

Lee McDougall, Director at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, discusses how housing estate management should turn towards data and digital modelling to drive efficiency and ensure high service standards are maintained. Registered social housing providers face three key pressures... View Article

Designer Contracts promotes team

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring supplier, has announced five senior promotions across the company. Lee Hassett, who recently joined the business as projects executive has been promoted to divisional director, taking control of four of the company’s 15 regions.... View Article

Is renting really just for the young?

Patrick Mooney looks at data that suggests significant changes in private renters are taking place It’s a commonly held view that one of the main drivers for growth in the private rental market over the past decade has been a... View Article

TeknosPro; the eponymous portfolio

TeknosPro, the Teknos range of paints for professional decorators, offers professionals the eponymous product portfolio, TeknosPro, for smooth and long lasting finishes. Suited to interior walls and ceilings, the waterborne range consists of low-sheen TeknosPro 10 and TeknosPro 7 which... View Article

92-home development successfully delivered for the Highlands

The final handover of seven new homes to The Highland Council marks the successful delivery and completion of a 92 home mixed tenure residential development in Balgate, Kiltarlity. Delivered by the award winning Highland Housing Alliance, the development, which is situated... View Article