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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 […]

A Guide to Keeping Affordable Housing Residents Happy

Developments under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (also known as S106) provide affordable housing and infrastructure to the local community, in agreement with the local council. Affordable social housing is mutually beneficial to both the developers/investors and the local community and council. As a developer or investor, you can retain ownership […]

Tips for First-Time Landlords

There are numerous responsibilities that come along with becoming a landlord. For first-time landlords, it can be daunting figuring out where to start, how to succeed, and the best practices of the market. If you’re a first-time landlord, read our guide to help you navigate landlord duties and excel in your new venture. Legal and […]

Asset Management Awareness Month – March 2021

March brings us Asset Management Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of good asset and property management practices for businesses and property owners. At Orchard & Shipman, we know the importance of managing your assets responsibly, smart planning for investments, and maximising efficiency in the property investment market. Property management focuses on the logistical, daily responsibilities […]

Affordable Homes Management Case Study: Haywards Heath

Orchard & Shipman is a long-established private and social sector Housing Manager with a UK-wide property management team. We are a Registered Provider eligible to manage affordable housing provided under Section 106 agreements made with local authorities. Section 106 affordable homes require a Registered Provider to manage the property, but not necessarily to own it. […]

How does the Guaranteed Rental Scheme work?

What is the Guaranteed Rental Scheme? The Guaranteed Rental Scheme from Orchard & Shipman guarantees fixed rental income for landlords. Our local authority clients will nominate a suitable tenant to occupy your rental property, with a skilled team of property managers to oversee the entire lettings and management process. How does the scheme work? The […]

Affordable Homes Management: There Is A Better Option!

Are you selling your affordable homes at a loss? There is a better option! Planning obligations under Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 are often used to secure affordable housing and/or financial contributions to provide affordable housing or infrastructure. In most circumstances, developers sell their S106 properties at substantial discounts […]