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Housing & Regeneration eNews

December 2014

Welcome to Forbes' Housing and Regeneration eNewsletter

Our aim is to keep you updated on housing sector news and legal developments. We'll also throw in some updates on Forbes and keep you abreast of our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical Guides on a range of housing and regeneration issues.

The Forbes Housing and Regeneration team

Opinion: North/South divide or North/South chasm?

With constant stories of soaring house prices in London and the South East the picture, according to recent press reports, in the North West is of stark contrast. It has even been stated that the North West housing market is reaching breaking point.

The National Housing Federation has revealed the extent of the fragmented housing crisis across the region. Despite house prices being below the national read the full article please click here.

Something to 'Shout' About at this Years Women in Housing Awards

Lucy Worrall was thrilled to be a judge at this year’s Women in Housing awards which were held at the Hilton hotel in Manchester on 13 November.

The glitzy event saw 450 women and men from the housing world attending and 11 awards given out. Diane Modahl hosted and Lulu was the special read the full article please click here.

Employment Law Update for Social Housing

The Forbes' Employment Team and Synergy are holding an Employment Law Update on the 4th February 2015 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds. The seminar will focus on recent changes in the law and the impact this will have in the social housing sector.

To view the full programme and to book a place please click here.

Regulatory Notice Issued for Gas Safety Failings

This month, the Homes and Communities Agency ('HCA') has issued another regulatory notice following the failure of a social landlord to ensure that they complied with annual gas safety inspections to secure the safety of their tenants.

In this instance, Yorkshire Housing Limited contacted the HCA to inform them that during a management audit a number of properties with out of date gas safety certificates were identified. The management audit read the full article please click here.

Forbes' Mad Hatters Raise Money For Local Children's Charities

Staff at Forbes' Blackburn offices raised over £1,900 for Blackburn Youth Zone and Child Action North West.

An array of fundraising activities took place over a week and culminated in staff climbing through the rabbit hole to enjoy a 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party' complete with Alice and her friends from Wonderland. A raffle was also held and prizes were kindly donated by many local businesses and several national retailers.

Andrea Stamp, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Forbes, comments, "We were delighted to raise so much for two amazing local charities. I would like to thank all the staff that got behind the fundraising and made the week a resounding success."


Save the date - ASB Conference

The Forbes' Housing & Regeneration Team will be hosting a full day ASB conference on 25th February 2015 at the Village Hotel, Bury. The conference will be packed with top quality speakers and will include breakout sessions, giving delegates the chance to gain an understanding of specific topics.

The full programme will be announced in the New year but please make a note of the date in your diary.

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