Strategic asset management in the social rented sector: approaches of Dutch and English housing associations

VH Gruis, NET Nieboer, A Thomas

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    In England and the Netherlands, in response to changes in housing policy and the market, there is widespread enthusiasm for asset management in the social rented sector. A key issue in both countries is the development of a strategic approach towards the formulation of asset management plans. Our paper examines this issue in relation to the current practice of housing associations in both countries. Drawing on case studies in England and the Netherlands we conclude that in both countries practice varies widely between housing associations. Some of the approaches adopted by front-runners can be seen as models for other associations yet to develop a strategic approach towards asset management. Lessons can also be learnt across national boundaries, though necessarily mediated by differences between the two housing systems.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1229-1248
    Number of pages20
    JournalUrban Studies: an international journal for research in urban studies
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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