'efficiencies in asset management'

International Housing Group Study Trip 2019: Freiburg, Germany

Date: 24/06/2019

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The Housing Forum is delighted to be joining forces with the CIH SE International Group to offer a study tour of one of the world’s greenest cities.

 

16 - 18 October 2019

 

 

Overview

 

One of the greenest cities in the world with a record of sustainable housing development, Freiburg is a must visit destination for those interested in how we develop places and homes to meet the challenges of climate change, affordability, health and wellbeing.

 

As ...

Innovation Forum: Decarbonising Housing Stock

Date: 03/06/2019

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The drive for sustainable homes and communities is a top priority, with the Government accelerating the shift to a clean economy, building on the industrial strategy, clean growth strategy, future homes standard and 25-year Environmental Plan.

 

Taking place on Friday 5 July during London Climate Action Week, this seminar, in conjunction with Switch2, will look at the key issues of sustainability for housing and will consider:

 

  • Clean economic growth and the requirement ...

Programme Announced for RMI Forum: Strategic Asset Management

Date: 04/01/2019

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One of the key drivers of resident satisfaction is the quality of the repairs and maintenance service.

 

This also represents significant cost and investment in the stock, with a total spend of £3.2bn from housing associations in 2016/17. Furthermore, an increasing number of housing providers are switching to direct delivery of services.

 

This RMI Forum will consider the benefits and risks of managing an in-house service as opposed to employing contractors. It ...

Inside Housing Round Table: A New Future for Decent Homes

Date: 03/12/2018

 

Earlier this year, the government’s Social Housing Green Paper called for a review of the Decent Homes Standard, to consider whether it is demanding enough.

 

The guiding principle of the review is that homes should be safe and decent. The government also indicated it would consider the outcome of consultation on its Clean Growth Strategy about whether the energy performance of social homes should be upgraded to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030.

 

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Review: Energy Summit- Building a Sustainable Future

Date: 15/11/2018

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Housing Professionals Debate the Future of UK Energy at Worcester’s Head Quarters
 
At a recent event, The Housing Forum partnered with long-standing members Worcester Bosch in a bid to tackle future challenges relating to quality construction and heat provision in the UK amongst housing professionals. 
 
Featuring key speakers from across the housing and construction industry, attendees of the Housing Forum’s Energy Summit event discussed where energy might sit ...

Review: Regional Forum - Refurbishment for Retirement Living in Manchester

Date: 29/10/2018

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Regeneration has played an exceptional part in delivering high quality retirement living in Greater Manchester.

 

Delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Northwards Housing and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for a Regional Retirement Forum which explained how the two organisations have turned around empty tower blocks in to successful extra care communities refurbished to high space, energy efficiency and environmental standards.

 

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Innovation Forum - Heat Networks: The good, the bad and the data

Date: 01/06/2018

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How to improve the effectiveness of CHP and community heating

 

How to make CHP and community heating schemes more effective for both landlords and customers is the subject of a free half-day seminar in central London on Friday 15th June 2018.

 

Expert industry speakers will draw on real-life examples from CHP and communal heating schemes to show delegates how to take a more intelligent, informed and compliant approach to heat network design, development, implementation and ...

The Housing Forum presenting at Asset Management Conference

Date: 17/08/2017

 

We are pleased to report that we will be presenting at the forthcoming National Housing Federation's Asset Management and Maintenance Conference taking place on 19-20 September 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham.

 

Michael Cleaver, Director at The Housing Forum along with Alex Burton, Partner at calfordseaden will present on Tuesday 19th on Asset management in mixed tenure developments, with The Housing Forum's recent report "Sustainable Leasehold and long-term asset ...

We want your opinion - How do you get value out of your stock?

Date: 18/08/2016

 

 

 

The Housing Forum’s Working Group, chaired by Dick Mortimer from Family Mosaic, is undertaking a survey of leasehold management practices.

 

As the number of leasehold properties in management is certain to grow, the Working Group is keen to learn about the potential impacts, the current levels of repairs requests from leaseholders, policies towards leasehold extensions and approaches to leasehold management and the collection of charges.

 

The ...