East Thames Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Genesis Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Swan Housing Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Devon and Cornwall Housing Association

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Redkite

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

HA’s Managing Resident Expectations

Yesterday was an eye opening day. I glimpsed a new take on a problem that the social housing sector has been tackling for the past two years. The problem was around encouraging residents to down size in order to avoid The Bedroom Tax, and ultimately reduce the chance of falling into rent arrears. The sub-set of the problem is often …

Rental Data Capture Problem: Inviting Ideas & Tenders

Gabriel Star are helping a number of housing associations improve their rent collection systems.   We would like to hear the best ideas that solve the problems of: Within a hostel, housing association or student accommodation environment residents often visit the local office looking to pay their rent by plastic (visa debit card for example). Traditional terminals don’t allow the …

The Poor Door Problem in Social Housing

The Poor Door Problem Housing Associations tend to be filled with well-meaning kind hearted people. Like all humans they are of making mistakes. Paraphrasing Alan Greenspan (Renowned Economist), even the best humans tend to be right only 70% of the time.   It therefore irks me to hear such staunch criticism of the way housing associations and local authorities have …

Game Theory Points HA’s Towards Mergers

Game Theory Points HA’s Towards Mergers As the world of Maths and Financial Modelling mourns the passing of John Nash (Nobel Prize winning mathematician), it seems apt and coincidental that I’d been exploring the economic concept of “Game Theory” in the context of housing associations (HA’s). Principally, Game Theory points out that each and every housing association that competes against …

Are High Value Shared Ownership Units Ethical?

ARE HIGH VALUE SHARED OWNERSHIP UNITS ETHICAL? I’ve been fortunate enough to work with 3 large (12,000 to 36,000 units) dynamic housing associations in recent years. All the organisations had skilled finance and development teams capable of delivering quality units that served a clear social purpose time after time. However, what was starkly different was their approach and attitude towards …