HA News

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show – 28-31 Mar

 

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place from 28-31 March 2019, at The NEC, Birmingham.

Providing a wealth of industry…

West Midlands Housing Association ends year with growth

 

West Midlands-based Nehemiah Housing Association ended 2018 on a high, having recently taken ownership of 118 properties in Wolverhampton, after…

The most common winter household disasters

 

A British winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on a home if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be…

Suspend right to buy urges industry, as new figures reveal its impact

 

Figures released  by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that from July to September 2018 local authorities in…

201 housing associations pledge to tackle homelessness

 

201 housing associations have pledged to tackle homelessness by signing the Commitment to Refer, an initiative launched by the…

2019 Housebuilding Forum

 

The theme for the seminars at the 2019 housebuilding forum will be ‘Building The Homes That We All Deserve’. The scope of the programme will…

Inadequate planning system holding up affordable housing delivery

 

Councils in the most deprived areas of England are meeting only a fraction of their requirements for affordable housing because the planning…

Reducing crime on housing developments

 

Birmingham City Council has become the first local authority to join a scheme run by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention…

Trade association calls for more consistent approach to acoustics

 

A national trade association has called for a more consistent approach to acoustics to protect society from the impact of excess noise, while…

Combustible materials banned by Government on high-rise homes

 

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency work to…

Housing survey reveals 12% of tenants struggle with damp and mould

 

Research carried out across more than 300 local authorities in England and Wales has revealed a 12% tenant complaint rate relating to mould,…

HAs pledge to form a “united front” to tackle homes shortage

 

A group of housing associations responsible for almost 600,000 homes has pledged to form a “united front” with London’s councils to build more…

Voluntary Right to Buy: the shot in the arm social housing needed?

 

Louise Drew, head of real estate at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, gives her insight…

Vortice goes even Greener

 

Vortice is striving for a greener tomorrow and is asking its customers to participate! As part of this, the company will be gifting Christmas…

Discrimination in the housing sector

 

At least 1 in 10 rental properties in England are likely to be advertised unlawfully by explicitly discriminating against people who rely on…

Supply and demand – fixing the housing crisis

 

In January this year, the Regulator of Social Housing was borne out of the ashes of the Homes & Communities Agency. The new editor of Housing…