Sustainable Maintenance is one of the greatest challenges that faces housing association maintenance managers at present. It is no exaggeration to say that, in a number of important senses, our future is in your hands.
One of the key things to get right (and potentially most expensive to get wrong) in procuring maintenance and improvement programmes is leaseholder consultation. Andrew Millross and Jonathan Cox give tips for a successful consultation.
It is now over three years since the introduction of Regulation 4 and the “Duty to Manage” regulations with the main thrust of this new legislation being – as the name implies – to ensure asbestos in non-domestic premises is adequately managed. Unfortunat
It is one thing appointing or developing good quality technical staff – the other is providing a structured approach to training – either to augment existing knowledge and aid promotion, or indeed, to provide an internal programme for trainees.
The digital switchover programme is underway and all landlords and housing associations have to consider new aerial systems or upgrades to ensure residents can receive digital TV over the next four years.