Kevin Scarlett Eighteen housing associations in Scotland - including the Haymarket Group of associations - have agreed to take part in a sector scorecard pilot to benchmark a range of business health and efficiency measures.
Jacqueline Norwood Jacqueline Norwood is a housing consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in the Scottish housing sector. This year, she will chair HouseMark Scotland’s Tenancy Sustainability Specialist Club. She reflects on her own experiences and what these have taught her abou
Russell Young ‘Old habits die hard’ goes the expression and nowhere does this appear to be truer than in the area of estate inspections by social landlords. A recent HouseMark survey found that two thirds of social landlords still log their inspection reports manually on-site with pen and paper
Kevin Stewart launches the tenant scrutiny guide at the Housing Festival 2017 A best practice guide to embedding tenant scrutiny in social housing has been officially launched by Scottish Government minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart.
Head of technical services Peter O'Brien and director of neighbourhood services Louise Smith celebrate the award of a new repairs contract to P&D Scotland, a decision influenced by HouseMark data Queens Cross Housing Association has seen top annual performance against peers in repairs and void m
Jim Rooney Experienced housing practitioner Jim Rooney has been working in asset management for the past 25 years and this year will chair HouseMark Scotland’s new Active Asset Management Specialist Club. He considers the main challenges currently facing registered social landlords in asset manage
Around two thirds of social landlords in Scotland have insufficient in-house skills and capacity to deliver an expanded programme of new affordable housing beyond what they currently have planned, a new survey has revealed. According to the poll, this includes one third who say they have no or insuf
Kirsty Wells A report from the Scottish Housing Regulator highlighting how important it is for social landlords to consult with their tenants annually on rent levels has been welcomed by HouseMark Scotland.
Tenants and officers from across Scotland congregated at the Wheatley Academy in Glasgow on Friday 21st October for the first and very successful Value for Money event delivered jointly by TPAS Scotland and HouseMark Scotland. Kirsty Wells, Head of HouseMark Scotland, explored with delegates how to
Scotland’s social landlords could do more to prevent fire, gas and carbon monoxide (CO) fatalities and injuries, a new report has concluded. The practical health and safety guide published, jointly by HouseMark Scotland and River Clyde Homes, found that while social landlords have a good record in
Russell Young HouseMark Scotland has used the latest Scottish Social Housing Charter data to produce a new version of its own comparison tool allowing landlords to flexibly benchmark their performance against an unlimited number of their peers.
(from left) Amanda Britain, CIH Scotland chair; Victoria Peterkin, longest serving CIH Scotland member; Julie Fadden, president of the Chartered Institute of Housing; Annie Mauger, executive director, CIH Scotland mark the formal opening of CIH Scotland’s new Edinburgh offices Housing bodies the C
Caledonia Housing Association has become the newest member of HouseMark Scotland, using the business intelligence tool alongside a wealth of other Scotland-based registered social landlords. Julie Cosgrove, chief executive of Caledonia Housing Association, said: “Providing excellent services that