Asset Management in the Social Rented Sector: Policy and by Vincent Gruis, Nico Nieboer

By Vincent Gruis, Nico Nieboer

The inspiration to begin a global research into asset administration within the social rented zone was once prompted through advancements that we saw in our personal country—the Netherlands. in the course of the nineties, the Dutch executive diminished its legislation in addition to its ?nancial help of social landlords. F- thermore, the industry proportion of social rented housing was once less than danger because of theboomingeconomyandagrowingpreferenceforowner-occupation. those advancements result in a frequent curiosity between Dutch social landlords within the edition of extra expert, business-like techniques in the direction of the administration in their housing inventory. seeing that comparable advancements had taken position in different international locations besides, we felt it might be fascinating to work out if those developmentshadasimilarimpactonthesociallandlords,andifthereare- portunitiesforinternationalexchangeofexperiences. However,aliterature- view fast published us that little were released approximately this topic—most comparative housing study being taken with nationwide housing rules and platforms, usually positioned within the wider context of the research of welfare regimes. So we had innovations. The ?rst used to be to behavior an research into the asset administration in numerous nations ourselves. this might have intended loads of great travels, but additionally loads of time, cash and the danger of no longer with the ability to paint a competent photograph as a result of our unawareness of speci?c features of the social housing method, coverage and landlords in different countries.

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And Fisher, J. (1997) Institutional investment in housing: an Australian perspective; development of investment models aimed at encouraging institutional investment in rental housing; a report for the Department of Social Security, Melbourne AHURI. Berry, M. , with the Allen Consulting Group (2001) Policy options for stimulating private investment in affordable housing across Australia; Stage 1 report: outlining the need for action; stage 2 report: identifying and evaluating the policy options (Prepared by AHURI for the Affordable Housing National Research Consortium).

If the future sales to the tenants will compensate for this decrease in the production of owner-occupied dwellings is not known yet since, due to tax regulations, tenants have to wait for ten years before they can effectuate their right to buy. In the last two years there also seems also to be a shift from traditional renting to offering dwelling with the option to buy. As mentioned above the limited-profit associations are also active in the production and sale of owner-occupied housing (condominiums).

B) There are tentative moves to place the more problematic areas that require higher levels of social intervention into community—based housing associations. c) There has always been a shortage of inner city housing and housing in more expensive locations. Existing sites will be developed to higher densities. NSW has developed an ‘Options Appraisal System’ that is generally considered to be the most comprehensive formalised evaluation system in place. The options appraisal analysis is undertaken in two parts which are brought together to provide the overall assessment of the relative worth of different approaches or options to renewal: First, identification of issues, goals and available alternatives is achieved through widespread consultation and the agreement of all the relevant arms of the organisation.

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