Impact of Brexit Upon Housing Associations (LTFP Guide)

The attached paper has been written as a source for reasoned and intelligent consideration of how Brexit may effect housing associations. We suggest embedding only limited amounts of unknowns into a business plan, but ensuring worst case scenarios are fully understood, thus allowing for contingency plans to be fully worked up. Click here –> Brexit on Housing Associations for a free report …

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 …

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. …

Trace And Collection of Former Tenant Arrears

A Service That Suits Your HA   Our Bronze package allows Housing Associations to make use of the Gabriel Star Automated Tracing Tool [GSATT]. It is a powerful tool for those HA’s who’d like a DIY approach to managing tenant arrears. It’s very popular because it cuts down the time a tenant arrears officer will need to dedicate to surfing …

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 …

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 …