The NHMF commissions publications on topics of immediate concern to those managing the maintenance and development of social housing. The books were published by the National Housing Federation.
Written by Anthony Collins Solicitors and available from the National Housing Federation.
From the NHF Website: "Effective contract management is built on the foundations of the stages of scoping and procurement through to delivery. This comprehensive guide provides a strategic approach to implementing these stages, and is essential reading for anyone involved in managing any type of contract."
The development of new housing is the riskiest part of an association's work. This book examines the risks involved in investment decisions and how they should be measured and managed.
In 2008 we commissioned Tony Trott to write Your Place or Mine, published by the NHF at £29.95
This guide gives examples of successful practice across the social housing sector of involving residents in the maintenance and improvement of their homes.
Guide to the EU Procurement Rules was first published in 2005 and updated in 2007, funded by the NHMF and the ODPM., and published by the NHF at £65.00
This revised version addresses the changes in the rules and provides guidance to how they can be used to improve procurement and save costs.
As maintenance services move away from priority and target based approaches to more flexible delivery tailored to the needs of individual residents, providers need to find new ways of working. The latest publication from the NHF, and sponsored by the NHMF, will enable landlords to develop and deliver an effective service that meets the expectations of their tenants and improves the sustainability of their stock.
Published in January 2011, it’s up to date and covers the ‘Review of social housing regulation’, reflecting the expectation that social housing providers will take the lead on new policies improving the energy efficiency of existing homes such as the Green Deal and Community Energy Saving Programme. It is an essential guide for those involved in the repairs and maintenance of affordable housing and the physical regeneration of urban or rural areas.
Written by John Kiley, Mervyn Jones, Mark Lupton and Peter Rickaby the book is now available from www.housing.org.uk/publications.aspx priced at £45.00.
Managing the assets was written by Karen Tait with help from the NHMF, and is published by the NHF at £45.00
Aimed at operational staff, this book covers the essential stages of developing an asset management strategy, together with practical advice on the decision-making process.