Rent Arrears – is there a different way

By Anna O’Halloran,  Consultancy Managing Director What can we do differently to engage our customers* and collect the money? Over the last two or three years I’ve worked with around 40 different organisations, all of whom had a really great appetite to do something different to collect the money. When I say something different I …

Operating costs – the big challenge

By Anna O’Halloran,  Consultancy Managing Director How can the sector be better at what it does if it can’t spend more money? That seems to be the greatest challenge at the moment. And it’s not just about the rent cuts forcing reduction in services, it’s also about the cost of Universal Credit – the cost …

We Have a New Consultancy Managing Director!

We are delighted to welcome to the Just Housing Group team – Anna O’Halloran – who will step into the role of Managing Director for the group’s consultancy division. Anna will be responsible for facilitating the business’ new consultancy offering – designed to help housing organisations across the country more effectively meet increasing demands on …

Should HA’s be Included in Proposed Plans for New Energy Scheme?

A recent article in Inside Housing highlights the National Housing Federation is urging the Government to consider social landlords to be included in the plans for the new energy scheme that is set to replace Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. Ending in 2017, the ECO scheme was designed to help reduce the UK’s carbon emissions, …

The Harsh Reality of Our Housing Shortage

Saving up to buy a house? You had better make the jump very quickly. The housing shortage in the UK is so bad in the current climate that it has been estimated that property prices are expected to rocket for at least 5 more years. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have predicted that …

Fuel Poverty Faced by Residents in Social Housing This Winter

Severe worries have been raised about the extent of fuel poverty this winter throughout the UK. Fuel poverty effects the most vulnerable of residents within our communities and can have such harrowing impacts on their well-being. Last winter, it was recorded that there were over 40,000 classified winter deaths amongst the over 65s from flu …

Merry Christmas Everyone

With 2016 just around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to look back on 2015 and send out our sincere thanks to our partners, clients and customers who have been a part of supporting Just Housing throughout this year. We hope your festive break is a relaxing one, preparing you all for …

JHG Launches Kite-mark Standard for Asset Management Services

As we continue to provide innovative solutions to help our clients through challenging times, we are launching our unique ‘kite-mark’ review in recognition of best practice in the delivery of asset management. Our comprehensive kite-mark review – devised based on over 100 reviews of internal maintenance teams and external contractors – will allow us to …

Commentary Piece: Autumn Statement

The sector has reacted this week with a mixed response to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement announcement. Despite welcomed rises – with the housing budget being doubled to £2bn and a pledge to build 400,000 new homes by 2020-21 – it is clear to see that this is not enough. The plans unveiled suggest that up …

Key Advice from Homes 2015

By Keith Simpson, Business Development Director at JHG It was great to see so many of you at this year’s Homes event! I felt the event strongly focussed on business in comparison to the other numerous housing events I have attended over the many years. I think this is a sign that the industry is …