Housing Asset Management

Robust and up-to-date asset data is critical to effective housing asset management. Our specialist teams can provide a wealth of insightful data for use in planning works, appraising the performance of housing portfolios, and helping to maximise asset performance.

The comprehensive ‘asset intelligence’ services provided by Ridge include:

  • Stock condition surveys 
  • Fire risk assessments and compartmentation surveys
  • Energy performance and certificates
  • Specialist inspections using aerial images
  • Data validation and due diligence
  • Compliance performance
  • Structural risk assessment of high-rise and non-traditionally constructed property
  • Engineering appraisal of LPS construction
  • Engineering assessment and tagging of complex mechanical and electrical installations
  • Surveys of related property, such as garages and non-core commercial assets
  • Asset management databases
  • Data management
  • Contribution to Government policy and industry guidance

 

We help our clients to obtain and use information to manage their assets effectively.  Our advisory services include:

  • Understanding performance and benchmarking
  • Development of strategy
  • Business planning
  • Delivery plans and work programmes
  • Drafting policies, procedures, specifications and standards
  • Property appraisal
  • Creating frameworks for decision making
  • Overseeing effective governance and risk mitigation
  • Value for money reviews
  • Options appraisal and formulation of proposals for underperforming assets
  • Formulating programmes of repairs and maintenance 
  • Devising procurement strategies and then facilitating contracts and relationships that deliver good value

 

Our highly qualified and experienced team also offer a wide range of management consultancy services, including:

  • Compliance and Health & Safety reviews
  • Organisational health-checks and departmental structures
  • Transactional support, including technical due diligence and validation
  • Programme and project management
  • Procurement services
  • Housing stock transfers (LSVT) and stock rationalisation
  • Change management
  • Recruitment advice and technical interview support
  • Staff development and training
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Decent Homes and HHSRS
  • Direct labour organisation (DLO) and contractor audits
  • Interim management
  • Expert witness services