Non-emergency repairs increase by 59% as performance of Scottish landlords continues to improve

Reports of non-emergency repairs by Scottish landlords increased by 59% in July but performance will not return to ‘normal’ levels for some time, according to new HouseMark Scotland COVID-19 impact data. 

Published 3 September 2020

Report forecasts December peak for social housing arrears

Rent arrears for social landlords in Scotland are forecasted to peak in December 2020 at 42% higher than March with the end of the furlough scheme representing a “significant arrears risk” for landlords, a new report has found.

Published 10 July 2020

Sector income hit as COVID-19 impact begins to bite

The significant impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the UK social housing sector is beginning to emerge with additional arrears increasing to an estimated £100 million since lockdown began and lettings activity down 77%.

Published 29 May 2020

HouseMark publishes first COVID-19 sector impact report

HouseMark has launched its first sector-wide coronavirus impact report highlighting the pandemic's significant impact on the sector.

Published 4 May 2020

Arturo Dell: Cyber security now – adapting approaches across the housing sector

HouseMark’s director of data and business intelligence, Arturo Dell, discusses cyber security in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 24 April 2020

HouseMark to forecast impact of COVID-19 to support sector’s response

HouseMark has announced the launch of three new data-driven solutions to support the sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 17 April 2020

HouseMark’s Global Accounts Analysis Tool sees full dataset upload for Scotland and England

HouseMark has updated its online, interactive UK global accounts analysis tool, allowing members to examine and compare financial performance data with peers across Scotland, England and Wales.

Published 6 February 2018

£600m heating services procurement framework promises big energy savings for Scottish social landlords

A new specialist heating services procurement framework specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish social housing sector has been launched, offering participating social landlords the opportunity to achieve major improvements in energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy bills.

Published 6 November 2017

100 heating contractors bidding for £600m social housing procurement framework

With less than a week to go to submit bids, one hundred specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by Procurement for Housing Scotland (PfH Scotland).

Published 11 July 2017

Heating contractors invited to bid for £600m social housing procurement framework

Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).

Published 13 June 2017

Universal Credit having ‘considerable impact’ on arrears levels

The average rent arrears of a tenant receiving Universal Credit is almost five times the average of those not in receipt of the welfare payment, according to new research.

Published 14 December 2016

New UK chief executive appointed at HouseMark

Insight, data analytics and business development services provider HouseMark welcomed its new chief executive Laurice Ponting yesterday.

Published 4 October 2016

Scottish social landlords report lowest void repair costs and fastest re-let times in UK

HouseMark has published detailed research into empty properties and lettings based on data collected in the five years up to March 2015.

Published 29 June 2016

Laurice Ponting appointed new HouseMark Chief Executive

Laurice Ponting has been appointed chief executive by HouseMark, taking up the post on 1 October.

Published 28 June 2016

Blog: Making the most of your intelligence

My partner is an avid Boden shopper. She likes the design of their clothes for herself and the kids. Boden know this – and they understand her. A new catalogue arrives in the post seemingly every week. She also receives a constant stream of emails. Boden’s real trick is understanding what level of discount will entice her to shop. A miserly 10 per cent won’t do it. But offer closer to 20 per cent (especially on kids’ clothes) and she’s hooked, even if she ends up buying more and un-discounted goods into the bargain.

Published 10 May 2016