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Property Compliance
Our compliance experts work with housing organisations, helping to solve a range of issues involving electric, gas, fire, water, asbestos and lifts.

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Building Safety
With a wealth of Building Safety experience and technical knowledge, we will help you identify any gaps within your Building Safety obligations.

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Asset Management 
Whether a health check of your organisation's existing approach is required, or you need support with strategy development, we can help.

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Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
We review all aspects of your occupational H&S management framework ,and work with you to improvements and areas for progression.

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Project Management
We guarantee your project is managed in time and within budget, ensuring milestones are met and exportations are exceeded.


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Procurement 
We lead and manage all property related procurement activity, workting alongside your own procurement team to provide guidance, collaboration and advisory support.


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Options Appraisal
Via an impartial and concise report, we assist you in making informed and evidence-based decisions on potential changes within your organisation.

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Repairs
Combining Options Appraisals with Repairs service reviews provides maximum assurance that your services are aligned to meet your needs and goals.


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Leading and Embedding Change  
Our thought leadership and development consultancy included assessment of ICT strategy, organisation design review and customer journey mapping.

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Helping you stay compliant with...

  • Regulatory standards, including RSH Consumer Standards
  • Property and building safety obligations, such as gas safety, fire safety and asbestos
  • Occupational health and safety legal duties
  • Property condition standards
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Housing Consultancy FAQs

What is Property Compliance?

What is Property Compliance?

Property compliance is achieved through the adherence to all relevant legal obligations, regulations, and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) relating to a property. Within the housing sector, these obligations are placed on landlords and property owners, ranging from social housing to private student lettings. Property compliance focuses on 6 key areas these are:

  1. Electrical Safety

  2. Gas and Heating Safety

  3. Fire Safety

  4. Water Hygiene Safety

  5. Asbestos Management

  6. Lift Safety

This list is not exhaustive and there are circa 97 areas of compliance that a landlord or housing provider needs to manage. For a confidential chat about the areas of compliance you may need support with, speak to an expert.

Property compliance is achieved through the adherence to all relevant legal obligations, regulations, and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) relating to a property. Within the housing sector, these obligations are placed on landlords and property owners, ranging from social housing to private student lettings. Property compliance focuses on 6 key areas these are:

  1. Electrical Safety

  2. Gas and Heating Safety

  3. Fire Safety

  4. Water Hygiene Safety

  5. Asbestos Management

  6. Lift Safety

This list is not exhaustive and there are circa 97 areas of compliance that a landlord or housing provider needs to manage. For a confidential chat about the areas of compliance you may need support with, speak to an expert.

 

What is the Building Safety Act 2022?

What is the Building Safety Act 2022?

The Building Safety Act aims to make people safer and feel safer in high rise residential buildings. The Act is a response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017, the horrific scenes that took place were a direct result of the serious failing of the building and the management of the properties. The Act aims to ensure that there is accountability throughout the sector, to ensure that those responsible for the safety of high-risk buildings and their occupants are doing what they need to, and that for any mistakes, they are held accountable and made to put them right.

When will the Building Safety Act become law?

When will the Building Safety Act become law?

The Building Safety Act has been approved by parliament and has received Royal Assent in April 2022, so is now law. However the various requirements will come into effect over the next 12-18 months. It is anticipated that the main duties and obligations for occupied buildings will take effect during 2023.

Who is the Building Safety Regulator?

The Building Safety Regulator is the governing body who has been given powers to enforce the rules set out in the Building Safety Act and to take action against those who break them. The Regulator will also implement and oversee a new set of more stringent rules for high rise properties, including how they are designed, constructed, and occupied. The introduction of the Building Safety Regulator shows a proactive, rather than reactive approach to building safety, which the sector has needed for some time.

What is a Building Safety Manager?

The Building Safety Act has introduced stronger requirements on Accountable Persons to ensure building safety risks in occupied properties are properly managed. The government had originally proposed that a prescribed role of Building Safety Manager would be created to assist the Accountable Person meet their obligations. However the government have recently decided not to require this role, and it is now for the Accountable Person to determine how they will fulfil all of their duties. Accountable Persons will still need to ensure that those who are involved in the management of building safety risks are sufficiently competent, knowledgeable, and experienced to carry out effective day-to-day identification and management of those risks.