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Building Safety Regulator - Q&A briefing

What is happening with the Building Safety Bill?


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Why should social landlords start decarbonisation now?

There is a Climate Emergency. The sooner social landlords, their contractors and suppliers start to decarbonise their activities, the less risks and costs they will face. The following Q&A explains what the risks are, what can be done and how to get started.


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Asbestos (September 2021 Update)

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for managing any asbestos, including asbestos containing material (ACM), in their properties to protect anyone using or working in their premises from the risks to health that exposure to asbestos causes.


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Net Zero Carbon: Are you ready?

Simple steps to get started now


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Communal - Heating

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force from 18 December 2014 but with certain regulations coming into force later. They were amended in March 2015 and in November 2020.


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Residents' safety: changing the culture - why 100% compliance is not good enough

The Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 highlighted tragic failings. The Hackitt Review’s final report concluded that the same old methods were unlikely to deliver the fundamental changes needed to safeguard residents.


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Covid-19: repairs and maintenance - Q&A briefing

Article originally published 21 May 2020, last updated on 6 November 2020


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Dampness, mould growth and insulation problems

Q. How should social landlords respond to reports of dampness, condensation and mould growth which are suspected of being due to defective wall insulation?


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Condensation, damp and mould - innovative approach to reducing problems

Thamesmead has about 4,500 properties which were taken over by the Peabody Group in 2014. It was the first time in a generation it had been owned by a single, well-resourced body. Since this acquisition, Peabody has been fighting continuously to maintain these properties, spending well over a million pounds repairing them and compensating residents for issues resulting from damp and mould.


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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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