Social Housing

Quick guide: NHF Code of Governance 2020

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has recently revitalised its Code of Governance to reflect the changing values and pressures facing the housing sector today. The Code, which was last revised five years ago, has a new focus on equality,...

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EWS1 Requirements: Changes in government guidance

In what might be a major victory for leaseholders, the Government has revised its advice on EWS1 requirements, potentially freeing hundreds of thousands of leaseholders unable to sell or...

How is the shared ownership model for housing changing?

What are the key differences between the existing shared ownership structure and the new model being proposed?

Effective Digital Transformation is Not Just About Technology

We are in an era of digital transformation. Whether we like it or not, the pandemic has changed the way we do business, across every industry, not just property. With business regularly being...

All You Need to Know About Excess Heat (HHSRS Hazard 3)

Although ‘the great British summer’ is often a laughable prospect (think washed-out BBQs, gusty winds and rain stopping play!) the reality is that the UK is getting hotter and temperatures of 40°C...

What Does a Property Manager Do?

Everyone in the property industry will have met (or been) a Property Manager (PM) at one point or another. Often, the title is taken for granted - there can be an unspoken assumption that everyone...

10 Digitisation Mistakes Property Professionals Like You Are Making

In an increasingly digitised world, it’s encouraging to see more and more block management firms embrace technology. But research obtained from management consultancy firm KPMG suggests that...

How to Get Change Management Right When Introducing New Processes and...

Sometimes, change is for the better.

But only if you do it right.

Introducing new processes and software systems into your business or organisation can either be highly disruptive or an impeccably...

Co-op Homes & Fixflo Partner Up to Improve Repairs Management for...

Co-op Homes (part of the RHP Group) has become one of the first not-for-profit housing associations to use Fixflo, the market leading repairs and maintenance management software. This will help...

Why Adequate Response Times Are Key to Repairs and Maintenance...

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, staying compliant (and within the bounds of the law) can be a contentious issue. Most of the rules around repairs are based on the interpretation of laws...

The Four Cs of Effective Contractor Communication

Did you know that even the smallest repairs job can generate up to 15 back-and-forth exchanges between contractors, landlords and tenants? By the time you’ve sifted through every last phone call,...

What Does the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill Mean for the Property...

A Bill with the potential to have a big impact is quietly making its way through Parliament on its way to being enshrined in law. The Homes Bill (presented by Labour MP Karen Buck) was initially...