There is now a clear understanding of the integral links between housing, health, education, employment, community cohesion and the local economy. Housing led urban renewal, dealing with unsatisfactory housing is a vital ingredient in a holistic regeneration approach. Lavender & Wilson are experienced and knowledgeable housing regeneration practitioners with many years experience in all forms of housing led regeneration. Both directors have led major area renewal projects across the country and have considerable experience of:
- Neighbourhood Renewal Assessment involving a comprehensive examination of an area generating alternative options, appraising each option and developing a strategic neighbourhood renewal framework (including net present value analysis)
- Leading community and stake-holder consultation to highlight issues of concern and priorities for action.
They have both also prepared full private sector housing strategies for local authorities across the country. With strategy preparation, full analysis of client resources (staffing and financial) is carried out. Current policies and practice are examined and tested against Government guidelines, statutory requirements and best practice. All drafting is carried out in full consultation with relevant stakeholders. If you need advice on housing renewal and you do not have sufficient in-house resources or expertise, then please contact us to see how we can help.
Accreditation schemes are widely recognised as a way to drive up standards in the private rented sector, particularly when coupled with bond or guarantee schemes. Accreditation is of particular value in areas where there substantial numbers of properties let to students. Lavender & Wilson can offer advice and consultancy in:Setting up and operating accreditation schemes
- Setting up and running landlord forums
- Providing training to support landlords on a broad range of topics