Practical Property People

Practical Property People

Our Partners

National Leasehold Group (NLG)

Claws Consultants manage and facilitate the National Leasehold Group (NLG), the leading networking organisation for Leasehold Management professionals in the Social Housing Sector.

Established for over ten years, the group has a stated aim of improving standards in Leasehold Management in Housing Associations. With over 200 members it has established a leading housing conference and successful training/seminar programme whilst also being involved in a number high profile housing sector initiatives.

Association of Retirement House Managers (ARHM)

Claws Consultants manage and facilitate the Association of Retirement House Managers (ARHM) Annual Conference and events.  

 

The ARHM are the largest trade association body for the retirement sector, with 55 members representing more than 100,000 homes across the UK. Our mission is to continually raise standards within the sector by promoting best practice and ethics amongst those managing retirement housing.

Ad Esse

Ad Esse Service Charges help organisations in the social housing sector to crack the problem of service charges. Over the years, we’ve helped over 50 providers with 5,000 – 80,000 properties to improve their service charge processes; so much so, we’ve created our own specialist team with nearly 40 years of collective experience of service charges in the sector. 

 

We help housing providers with all aspects of service charges. With a focus on improving the customer experience and reducing under- recovery, our services include redesigning processes, putting in strategies and measuring maturity, coaching, and providing interim support to deliver & embed changes within your organisation. 

 

We also offer a free ROI assessment day to help providers determine the financial impact of improving processes whilst identifying how to deliver improvement. 

Beever and Struthers

As the Number One provider of audit services in England to Registered Providers, the social housing sector accounts for over 50% of our business. We have extensive experience of providing Service Charge Certification engagements for housing associations, other landlords and managing agents.

 

Beever and Struthers is totally committed to meeting the rapidly evolving needs of housing associations.  Our experience enables us to provide tailored advice and we pride ourselves on providing stress-free and straight forward advice.  Our services include statutory audit, risk assurance and advisory, business plan validation and stress-testing, taxation compliance and advice, due diligence, service charge reporting and much more.  With 18 partners who are all experts in their respective fields, aided by some of the industry’s most talented directors, managers, and support staff, we’ve been helping clients overcome problems and achieve their goals for over 100 years.

Boodle Hatfield

Boodle Hatfield is a law firm which has been trusted by clients – including some of the largest landed estates in the country, private landlords and investors, property owners, entrepreneurs, and businesses – to deliver exceptional legal advice for 300 years.

 

Today, clients across the world rely on our pragmatic advice and commercial expertise to enable them to succeed now and in the future. We are able to draw on the experience of our lawyers across a number of sectors, including residential and commercial Real Estate, Property Finance, Construction and Litigation, in order to provide an all-inclusive service and consistently achieve the best results for our clients. We are recognised as leaders in enfranchisement issues and regularly help our clients navigate this continually changing area of law.

Jm2 Group

More than just a contractor

We are the trusted service delivery partner to many of the UK’s block management companies and social housing groups, providing communal area cleaning, landscape and associated support services to residential leasehold buildings across the south east of England since 2009.

 

Through our teams of directly employed, professional and fully trained operatives, we have the capability to provide a full range of cleaning and landscape maintenance services.

 

Our knowledge of the leasehold sector and its residents are what makes Jm2 stand out from thousands of other cleaning and landscape service providers.

 

Jm2 has an extensive range of services that are offered exclusively to the Block Management and social housing sector and it’s this focus that helps us understand the unique needs of our property management clients.

Judge & Priestley LLP

Our team of over 25 dedicated housing and leasehold management specialists have over 30 years’ experience of providing Legal Services to Social Housing Providers.  The size and expertise of the Team is such that it has the capacity and knowledge to deliver legal services to all sizes of organisation from small Housing Associations to some of the biggest Local Authorities in the country. We offer specialist advice, creative solutions, innovation and insight gained from representing a varied client base on the full range of Property Litigation, including issues arising as a consequence of the recently enacted Building Safety Act 2022. We are commercially aware and take a collaborative approach which has enabled our clients to achieve reductions in their legal spend per case and plan and manage their budgets with greater accuracy and efficiency.

Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants

Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants bring knowledge, advice and support to businesses, not for profit organisations and specialist sectors across the UK through a unique, contemporary approach.

 

Our Service Charge team provide specialist service charge and accounting advice for housing associations, landlords and managing agents. Our other services include not only accountancy and tax, but also more specialist services and sector specialisms such as HR, property and asset management, business performance improvement (BPI) and R&D.

 

So why are Fortus different?

  • We are one of the largest team of accountants in the country specialising in the audit and certification of service charge accounts.
  • Our extensive knowledge of leasehold matters and technical competence provides a vital source of knowledge and support to the housing sector.
  • Our unrivalled experience in the residential private sector of service charge reporting.

 

Which means that;
We believe we have a vital role in the sector in supporting housing associations and improving the standards of reporting service charge information to lessees.

 

If you are thinking of reviewing your service charge auditor or would like support with specific issues, get in touch with Paul Jepps for more information.

Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group (LCG) has grown both organically and through acquisition since 2004, LCG has become one of the largest and most diverse training providers in the country, supporting impactful training and skills strategies helping businesses meet core organisational objectives.

From short-term vocational qualifications to longer-term apprenticeships, including the best way to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, we help over 4,500 employers every year with their workplace training plans. With a number of different models and access to over £30m of adult skills funding, our offer is attractive to a range of learners and businesses.

LCG’s Housing and Property Academy team are here to help your current staff upskill and ensure they are ahead of legislation. Enrolling your workforce on the correct level apprenticeship now means they will be qualified in time for the new regulations coming into practise. If you’re expanding your workforce, enrolling new starters on their apprenticeship at induction will set them up now for success later.

Liquid Recruitment Solutions

Liquid Recruitment Solutions have been providing specialist homeownership & leasehold staff to the housing market since we opened in 2007.

 

With incredible connections within this particular area of Housing, Liquid are the recruiter trusted by many HA’s within London & the Home Counties to make sure your teams are always brimming with experienced homeownership and leasehold talent. We supply temporary and permanent candidates from entry level leasehold administrators right up to Head of Homeownershp.

McDowalls

McDowalls are one of the market leaders in providing all types of valuations to Housing Associations and their tenants throughout London and the South East.

 

They have worked in social housing for well over 30 years carrying out development appraisals, open market values, resales , RTB/RTA , informal and formal lease extensions to name but a few types of report they produce.

McDowalls tailor their services to meet your requirements each time every time.

Tetra Consulting

Tetra Consulting provides independent safety risk consultancy and smart solutions to help you protect your most important assets: people, property and brand. Our mission is to support and educate you and your company in safety risk management and compliance by providing solutions informed by our knowledge and client insights.

 

We are a team of expert consultants who provide Health and Safety, Fire, Asbestos, Legionella, CDM and Training services, as well as our cloud-based Property Risk Management (PRISM) software – simply developed to save you time and money by helping you control Health and Safety compliance in your property portfolio.

TriPartum

TriPartum are the customer communications management (CCM) experts. We have many years’ experience creating and delivering compelling, cost-effective customer communications – such as bills, statements, schedules, forms and letters – for our clients.

PROPel Learning & Development

PROPel Learning & Development is a learning environment for those working in the property industry.  

 

We believe that soft skills are just as important as technical skills in your personal and career development, so we provide free weekly webinars and a members area full of resources.