About us

Upkeep provides training courses on building repairs, building maintenance and building improvement. Find out more by talking to us or downloading our brochure.

Freelance trainers required

Monday 4 August 14

We are a busy training organisation based in central London. Due to continual growth we are looking for freelance trainers to join our team,...
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Advising residents on energy efficiency

Wednesday 16 July 14

New laws coming into effect in 2018 will see renting out properties with the lowest energy efficiency ratings become illegal. One in ten homes...
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Improve quality of life for tenants with disabilities by adapting existing homes

Monday 16 June 14

Housing adaptations can improve quality of life for tenants with disabilities, their families and save money for local authorities and PCTs by limiting rates...
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Damp & Mould

Tuesday 25 February 14

Condensation causing damp and mouldy conditions inside dwellings can be a nightmare for those working in the housing and property sectors, but these issues...
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Reports of damp soar in social housing as residents avoid turning on heating

Friday 7 February 14

Condensation dampness – regarded as major public health risk – is said to be increasing, with experts blaming rising energy bills. The Guardian says there’s...
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Inspection for investment

Monday 3 February 14

Professional training in property inspection can ensure hazard free purchase and rental management. Julie Freemantle, Head of Training at Upkeep, explains how. With an...
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UN official to urge government to fund social housing

Monday 23 September 13

It is reported that a United Nations investigator will recommend the government starts funding social housing again to avoid breaching international treaties on housing....
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Quarter of home owners ignore serious maintenance issues

Monday 23 September 13

A quarter of homes in the UK have a serious maintenance issue and more than one in 10 homes are at risk of falling...
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Council falls foul of environmental law as landlords are told to learn their lessons

Tuesday 17 September 13

Lambeth Council was fined £1,335 in August when it pleaded guilty to breaches under the Environmental Protection Act after leaving a tenant and her...
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