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What makes a great contractor/client relationship?

Contractor/client relationships are comparable to marriages. To avoid divorce, it is vital there is commitment, shared goals, good communication and trust.


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Lift modernisation or lift replacement?

The question many clients ask is what is more cost-effective, lift modernisation or replacement?


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Electrical safety

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for electrical safety, including communal areas, such as, entrance halls and foyers, lifts and stairwells, corridors and landings, as well as external areas, such as parking and refuse areas.


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Oil-fired appliances

Flues, Chimneys and air supply should be installed in accordance with relevant standards and should be properly maintained.


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General Health & Safety requirements

The basis of UK health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA).


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Compliance roundtable events report

Two round table events took place in October...


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Gas safety, heating and hot water

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities when providing heating and hot water to residents, whether this is by individual property-based systems, such as domestic gas boiler or by communal systems, including district heating.


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Communal - External

Tree Management - Should include an up-to-date tree survey and risk assessment showing the location and condition of any hazardous trees (see NHMF 2015 Bulletin). Maintenance of trees, any work should be carried out to a minimum of BS 3998:2010 Tree work recommendations, with advice published by the Arboricultural Association.


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Primary Authority changes

New arrangements for the operation of Primary Authority Partnerships were introduced from 1 October 2017.


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Lift maintenance and access equipment

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for maintaining passenger lifts, access equipment and home adaptation equipment, such as hoists, stair lifts and vertical lifting platforms (‘through the floor’ lifts).


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