Protecting tenants’ payment data

By Simon Cook, Head of Compliance, allpay Ltd We know from our own 2019 survey of almost 300 social renters (292) with housing provided via their local housing association or council, that 34.39% preferred to pay rent by Debit Card.... View Article

Notting Hill Genesis appoints new chair

Notting Hill Genesis is delighted to welcome Ian Ellis as the new chair. Ian, who will take on the role from 1 September 2019, has been chair of NHS Property Services since 2016 and has worked in real estate for... View Article

CIEH Calls for National Landlord Registration Scheme

In a drive to improve poor housing conditions in the private rented sector (PRS), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is today calling for a new national landlord registration scheme for England. Poor quality housing is responsible for a... View Article

Bradite wins hands down for residential refurb

Tests involving a range of well-known leading paints convinced a firm of professional decorators that Bradite’s EW99 epoxy floor and wall coating was the correct choice for a challenging job in Leeds. Concord Street Apartments comprise two residential blocks, six... View Article

Housing association helps raise dementia awareness

By sharing a joke, telling a story or demonstrating a skill, residents of a Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) Independent Living Scheme have been tackling an issue that’s an increasing concern for many older people. As part of a series of events... View Article

UK’s landlords struggling to keep up with recent reforms

New research commissioned by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has uncovered that many of the UK’s landlords are struggling to keep pace with new legislative and regulatory reforms that have been introduced in the past year. The independent survey of 400... View Article

Castles & Coasts appoints new housing services director

Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA), which owns and manages more than 7,000 homes across Cumbria and the North of England, has appointed Dawn Clark as housing services director. She takes over from David Armstrong, who has retired. Having been... View Article

Fastflow Group and United Living join forces

Fastflow Group, the utilities and property services business, and United Living, a new and refurbished housing specialist, today announce that they have merged to operate under one group. The enlarged group will retain the existing contracting companies under their separate... View Article

Housing enforcement operations sting landlords

Rogue landlords in the City of Wolverhampton are facing possible legal action after the council’s private housing services team exercised its enforcement powers. Two evening operations were recently carried out on properties in the Park Village, Whitmore Reans and Penn... View Article

LGA responds to Local Government Homelessness Commission report

Responding to a report from the Local Government Homelessness Commission, launched by the Local Government Information Unit, calling on the Government to adopt a national housing and homelessness strategy with sustainable funding for local authorities, the Local Government Association’s Housing... View Article

Let’s breathe clean air – even at home

On #CleanAirDay in the UK, Dane Ralston, founder and Managing Director of iOpt welcomes the opportunity to help improve the health of tenants by monitoring the air quality in their homes. Indeed, ensuring the air we breathe is safe, particularly... View Article