ASFP releases programme for London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of... View Article

Could rent caps be the new battleground?

Patrick Mooney, News Editor for Housing Management & Maintenance looks at whether rent control is going to dominate the private rental sector A barrage of new rules and tougher regulation has rained down on the private rented sector in the... View Article

Northern Housing Consortium Selection

KMS are pleased to announce that we have been appointed on the Northern Housing Property Safety & Security Framework for Residential Access Control and our SimpleKey Web solution. The Framework is the commercial arm of the Northern Housing Consortium was... View Article

Social houses in Wrexham set for spruce up

Social housing tenants in Wrexham are set to benefit from more modern accommodation following the awarding of £500,000 worth of works to contractor Novus Property Solutions by Wrexham County Borough Council. The work will see Novus carry out internal re-decoration... View Article

Dot Dot Dot marks 140 years’ worth of volunteering

Dot Dot Dot, a social enterprise which enables people to live in buildings that would otherwise be empty, has today announced that more than 140 years’ worth (or 229,060 hours) of volunteering has been carried out by its residents since... View Article

New contracts to repair and maintain council homes

New contracts have been signed by City of York Council to help improve and maintain the 7,520 homes of its tenants. Following a rigorous procurement process, seven contractors have been secured to deliver ongoing work to repair and prevent damp... View Article

Housing partnership with NHS delivers healthcare savings

A housing association’s support service for vulnerable customers with mental health issues is making a significant contribution to primary care support according to one GP’s assessment. The Tenancy Support team at VIVID, one of the south’s leading housing associations with... View Article

Protecting tenants’ personal & financial data

By Gareth Roberts, Design & Print Manager, 24 Design & Print The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018, means customer data which is stored and communicated in any way, needs to be done so securely.... View Article

Designer Contracts celebrates long serving employees

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has acknowledged 70 long-serving members of staff with special recognition awards. Three of the longest-serving – those celebrating 20 years with the business, joined members of management at the company’s AGM for a... View Article

Older private renters face unique challenges

The UK’s growing number of older private renters face distinct challenges which could worsen the nation’s housing crisis, according to research led by the University of Stirling on behalf of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). According to... View Article

Forget help to buy, the UK needs help to retire

The key to alleviating the pressure on the housing market is better development of later living accommodation, a new survey has shown, but this will not be achieved without bold action being taken.    Research undertaken by law firm Shakespeare Martineau and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), revealed that a re-think of... View Article