NHMF best practice

These two new best practice sections will help social landlords to maintain quality homes in an increasingly challenging economic environment. The Compliance Section has a set of topical guides summarising social landlords’ responsibilities for meeting essential statutory health and safety requirements and explain how to do this economically and efficiently. The Fuel Saving Section explains how to include a fuel saving strategy as a key aspect of an organisation’s business plan. The Guide then sets out how to develop a practical improvement strategy as an integral part of the asset management programme and how to successfully deliver the improvements and manage the risks. There are also best practice training courses which relate to this guide.

Primary Authority changes

  • What has happened to the Government’s Primary Authority scheme?

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

  • What does this mean for existing partnerships?

    Existing partnerships were encouraged to transition to the new arrangements so that they could still operate. Landlords in an existing partnership should have checked with their Primary Authority that they have been transitioned to the new arrangements.

  • How do social landlords use Primary Authority Partnerships?

    Many social landlords use Primary Authority Partnerships for fire safety, for example Anchor Trust has partnered with the London Fire Brigade (see NMHF case study).

  • How can social landlords find out more about the Primary Authority scheme?

    An overview of the Primary Authority scheme has been published to explain its operation and how organisations can join.


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