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Trade association NAPIT has produced safety record documentation to help inspectors and customers improve electrical safety in the private rented sector, its chairman Frank Bertie explains how and why it matters

 
 

SME builders will be given a realistic shot at tendering for work through JV North’s new framework, but this isn’t the only changes the organisation has introduced as it makes the most of the lessons it’s learned, explains Nigel Wilson

 
 

Phil Morgan has a question, how serious is the social housing regulator about tenant involvement in mergers?

 
 

Clarion Housing Group got off to stumbling start after tripping over problems with the repairs service it inherited from Circle Group. The case highlights why consumer regulation still matters, writes Phil Morgan

 
 

Has the housing sector become too fixated on creating new ‘products’ to tackle the complex issues at the root of Britain’s housing crisis? If we’re to help ‘just about managing’ families, then maybe it’s time for a more radical solution, writes Elspeth Mackenzie

 
 

For the past five years the social housing regulator has been embraced by the Homes and Communities Agency, but a forthcoming review is likely to change that – Phil Morgan offers his take on the background to that change

 
 

The build-to-rent sector will be watching with interest to see how Government approaches to housing shifts in the coming months, writes Andrew Barnard

 
 

The physical state of housing is only part of the picture. Shelter’s new Living Home Standard highlights how the insecurity of expensive housing undermines any fitness to be considered a place to call home, writes Phil Morgan

 
 

Ending right-to-buy in Wales on the basis that it is restricting the supply of affordable homes is a flawed argument, says Cardiff-based property expert, Mike Rees.

 
 

Landlords need to prepare for the introduction of the Government’s new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards now if they want to avoid legal headaches and potential fines, writes Luke Maidens

 

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