Leasehold Rent Reviews: We Provide Assurance

Gabriel Star have recently conducted leasehold rent reviews at a large housing association. We believe we’ve added real value and negated possible future problems by making corrections quickly and efficiently.   The Problem: Shared ownership units often have slightly different leases. A change in solicitor, a merger, acquisitions of stock can all lead to subtle differences in how rent increases …

FREE Credit Checking Development Contractors Policy for HA’s

Policy writing can be laborious. That’s why we’ve drafted some useful ones for you. First up is our “Credit Checking Development Contractors Policy”. This should help housing associations rationalise their risk appetite when appointing a contractor to deliver what is a core element of their business. Getting comfortable with the type of contractor your housing association will engage with is …

Would You Like Expert Business Psychologist Advice?

Sarah Warner is a business psychologist with particular interests in helping people build mental strength for effectiveness and well-being at work. Having worked for 18 years in the Defence, Aerospace & Security industry helping leaders and managers win business, Sarah has a full appreciation of the pressures and pleasures of company life. She now works with individuals and companies to …

Shared Ownership Applicant Survey: WIN A FREE MUG!

Have you ever applied for a shared ownership property (successful or not)? We’d really appreciate you helping to improve the information within the sector by answering the following 10 multiple choice questions. 10 questions over 2 short pages, and one random participant will be selected each month to receive a free witty “I’m easy on the eye, and I use …

Free Book: Improve your housing association

We’re pleased to announce that we are capturing a lot of our beliefs, skills and tit bits within a book. Wow! A book! That will be a great way to share knowledge throughout the sector very cheaply. No adverts, no monthly subscriptions…just the latest thinking from bright minds working within the sector. However, we are not omnipresent masters of all knowledge. …

Automated Tracing Tool Helps Debt Collection in Housing Associations

With the onset of Welfare Reform fully coming into affect this year, many housing associations are targeting bad debts as an area for process improvement. It is certainly an area to understand and save money where possible. A written off debt comes straight off the bottom line, it hurts cash, accounting results and covenant headroom. That’s why Gabriel Star have …

Shared Ownership Retirement Homes Greenwich FOR SALE

Viridian Housing is proud to offer exceptionaly high quality shared ownership retirement units at Halton Court. The living experience at Halton Court is hightened by an in-house high quality slow cost restaurant. The restaurant is modern but affordable. I’m currently Head of Development Finance at Viridian and I’ve taken my girlfriend to Kidbrooke jsut to sample the food. Our evening …

Housing Association Sales Dashboard

Housing Association Sales Dashboard Monitor Your Sales Smarter   This sales dashboard was created with housing associations in mind. It allows for eye catching, crisp data to be easily understood, and for the information to be automatically updated as you select different schemes.   Get in touch to book our free assessment and hear how we can improve efficiency within …

Big Data Increases Rent Collection to 99%

We at Gabriel Star have launched an advertorial campaign to promote our ability to help HA’s and local authorities increase their rent collection rates. Big data is a term given to using relatively new found techniques to search for mathmaticaly proven relationships. For example…direct debits uptake may be linked to decreased bad debt. Ok..ok…that was an easy example that a …