In September 2013 we produced a brochure, Trading Places: Efficiencies through stock rationalisation [pdf / 5.78MB]
, which explains our approach to stock transfers and the benefits it brings for both purchaser and seller.
We have a dedicated team responsible for all aspects of potential agreements, from making sure due diligence is carried out to communicating with residents. And their work is not done after the transfer takes place. We continue to keep residents engaged so we can understand their needs and carry out repairs and improvements to their properties.
Over the years, we’ve gained a great deal of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t in stock rationalisation deals. This has helped us create a model which accurately assesses the value of stock to the business.
In 2012 we commissioned Ark Housing Consultancy to write a report – Stock Exchange [pdf / 5.02MB]
– on the stock rationalisation projects we’d carried out to date, so we could identify good practice and lessons learned. This was published in June 2012, to help other housing associations that are considering stock rationalisation.