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Asset Management in the Social Rented Sector

Policy and Practice in Europe and Australia

Editors: Gruis, Vincent, Nieboer, Nico (Eds.)

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The idea to start an international investigation into asset management in the social rented sector was triggered by developments that we observed in our own country—the Netherlands. During the nineties, the Dutch government reduced its regulation as well as its ?nancial support of social landlords. F- thermore, the market share of social rented housing was under threat due to theboomingeconomyandagrowingpreferenceforowner-occupation. These developments lead to a widespread interest among Dutch social landlords in the adaptation of more professional, business-like approaches towards the management of their housing stock. Since similar developments had taken place in other countries as well, we felt it would be interesting to see if these developmentshadasimilarimpactonthesociallandlords,andifthereare- portunitiesforinternationalexchangeofexperiences. However,aliterature- view quickly revealed us that little had been published about this topic—most comparative housing research being focused on national housing policies and systems, often placed in the wider context of the analysis of welfare regimes. So we had two options. The ?rst was to conduct an investigation into the asset management in various countries ourselves. This would have meant a lot of nice travels, but also a lot of time, money and the risk of not being able to paint a reliable picture because of our unawareness of speci?c characteristics of the social housing system, policy and landlords in other countries.

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"This book provides, to my knowledge, the first large-scale, detailed comparative examination of the housing management strategies employed by social landlords in a relatively large number of European countries together with Australia. … fills a key gap in the literature. … the chapters are easy to follow and all aspects of asset management are examined in each national case study. This format means that the book will be very useful reference both for those engaged in teaching and those researching comparative housing issues." (Michelle Norris, European Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 5 (3), December, 2005)


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asset Management in the Social Rented Sector
Book Subtitle
Policy and Practice in Europe and Australia
Editors
  • Vincent Gruis
  • Nico Nieboer
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2558-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2558-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2557-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6680-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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