Quality of social housing in the Netherlands and England

FM Meijer, GAM Vijverberg

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    Abstract

    The Netherlands and England both have a large social housing stock. At first sight the quality backlog of an average public sector dwelling in the Netherlands and England seems to be similar. However the way quality backlog is defined and measured in the Netherlands (all backlog) and in England (backlog above fixed levels) differs. Within England there is a pronounced difference in quality between the social housing stock of local authorities and housing associations. The reasons for the difference in quality backlog are related to the age of the stock and differences at the sector level. Housing associations in the Netherlands are private companies who have a strong desire to develop businesslike approaches. They are also confronted with less regulation. Whilst English housing associations resemble the Dutch social sector, they tend to be smaller in size and as such lack the power to develop businesslike approaches. They also have to deal with more regulations and supervision requirements. Local authorities in England are still in public hands.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIB W89 Internationale Conference on Building Education and Research
    EditorsA Balsswin, E Hui, F Wong
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic Unviversity; Dept. Building & Real Est
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)962-367-511-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic Unviversity; Dept. Building & Real Est

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