Stock Transfer

Ridge has been actively involved in more than 50 stock transfers ranging in size from small housing ‘stock rationalisation swaps’ through to Europe’s biggest large scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) for Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), involving over 90,000 homes. GHA appointed Ridge as the lead investment and procurement consultant prior to transfer; this challenging role included designing works programmes and delivery profiles for secondary stage transfer, as well as considering options for stock retention and demolition throughout the City. We have recently worked on the UK’s first successful ‘right to transfer’ application for an Estate Management Board in Birmingham.

Viewed as trusted and expert advisors Ridge is capable of offering a full range of technical services, including stock condition surveys, specialist high-rise and non-traditional property inspections, business plan development, transfer ‘promise’ identification, negotiation support, due diligence, technical presentations and general ‘critical friend’ advisory support throughout the transfer process.

We are familiar with the CLG’s transfer guidance and have contributed to Government consultation exercises, Select Committee investigations and best practice documentation (for CLG and NHF).

Ridge has a comprehensive range of consultancy services and hence can help any new organisation to convert its transfer business plan into a logical programme of work that delivers all commitments in accordance with a best practice asset management strategy.  We can also help to procure and oversee the delivery of all works and services that might be required to help maintain and improve the stock.  This ‘turn-key’ joined-up service helps to ensure that works are delivered logically and cost effectively in accordance with agreed business plan parameters.

In addition our Viability Model can be used to appraise the assets and any related assets (such as garages) to identify opportunities and potential business plan savings.


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