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“This room saved me.” How a Community Came Together to Help Residents Facing Homelessness – With Outcomes Nobody Ever Imagined

When Gillian Parris posted a request on Facebook for donations to turn a disused space into a Family Room, she never imagined the response she would get – or the far-reaching impact the room would have. But let’s start at the beginning … During the summer, Gillian began her new role as an Orchard and […]

Pinnacle Group acquires Orchard & Shipman

ANNOUNCED today, Pinnacle Group (Pinnacle), one of the UK’s leading multi-tenure residential service providers, is expanding its geographical footprint and service capability nationwide through the acquisition of residential and social housing specialists Orchard & Shipman. This acquisition will integrate the whole of Orchard & Shipman within Pinnacle, including their Registered Provider (Orchard & Shipman Homes), […]

The Scottish Team That’s Climbing To The Top

It will be double celebrations for private rental specialists Orchard & Shipman as they raise vital funds for cancer charity, Maggie’s, by climbing to the summit of the highest mountain in Scotland, whilst also raising a glass to getting top Google ratings from their clients. But first, we wanted to tell you a little bit […]

How Private Landlords Can Help With The Housing Crisis

It is well documented that there is a shortage of social and affordable housing across the UK. With the total impact of covid on the housing sector still very much unknown, it is clear that issues such as overcrowding, rent arrears and evictions are very much on the rise, placing increased pressure on already stretched […]

Landlords In Scotland Offered Extended Rent Guarantee Scheme By Orchard And Shipman

As the SNP is lobbied to provide more support for private landlords post-Covid, private residential lettings specialists Orchard and Shipman urge landlords to take advantage of their rent guarantee scheme … Throughout the pandemic, private landlords have been working with the Government to ensure that struggling tenants are offered support and that, with the lifting […]

£85 Million New Initiative For Affordable Housing

In the first initiative of its kind, an £85 million approach to funding for affordable housing with variable tenures that can last from one day to a lifetime is launched today by Orchard & Shipman. Working with specialist advisors Revenue & Capital, the property management group has secured £85 million to provide up to 300 […]

7-Year Housing Contract Renewed For The Defence Infrastructure Organisation

ORCHARD & SHIPMAN APPOINTED BY PINNACLE GROUP AS PART OF THE NATIONAL ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT SERVICE TO DELIVER SUB-LETTING SERVICE AND STRATEGIC ESTATE MANAGEMENT SERVICES ON BEHALF OF DEFENCE INFRASTRUCTURE ORGANISATION (DIO) Orchard & Shipman have been appointed to deliver sub-letting services on behalf of Pinnacle Group as part of its contract to deliver the Defence […]

5 Home Décor Tips to Brighten Your Mood

April is National Stress Awareness Month in the UK, making it a great time to evaluate how to relieve stress in your life. It’s stressful being a tenant, especially during a pandemic where financial concerns may arise and a lot of us are working at home. A survey by Aetna International in September 2020 showed […]