Property Consultancy Services
What we do
Our division of property consultants help, advise and guide landlords and organisations on a range of housing and management issues. We develop meaningful relationships with each and every client. This ensures everything we do is driven towards helping you meet your objectives. With significant client and contractor experience and practical hands-on experience, our property consultants bring an informed perspective to housing consultancy services, as well as offering a simple and straightforward approach based on delivering value for money.
Having worked for over 19 years delivering over 250 consulting projects to housing associations, registered providers and organisations nationally, we have significant experience in housing consultancy services. Our housing consultants possess chief executive and director level experience from a housing background, as well as director-level experience from a contractor background. Meaning that our consultancy team is able to offer a unique and valuable perspective, thanks to our blend of housing, property and contractor experience.
In our experience social landlords that do not have a joined up, integrated and strategic approach as to how they invest, struggle to deliver effective, value for money asset management services. Reviewing your asset management strategy is a good way of ensuring that you are getting maximum value. Find out more about how we can help you.
Asset Management Health Check
Our Asset Management Health Check consists of a high level health check of your organisation’s existing approach to asset management, reviewing both strategic and technical management. Find out more.
Compliance Health Check
Our Compliance Health Check provides a structured assessment to determine the extent of compliance risks and any gaps in compliance. We check against statutory requirements and best practice, drawing on HSE guidance, codes of practice and industry guidelines. We can tailor the service areas covered in the health check to meet your specific needs. Find out more.
Our Compliance Roadmap will help you comply with regulation and legislation, and help you avoid scrutiny, intervention and downgrades. It will assist your organisation in providing solutions around the ‘big five’ areas of property compliance; gas safety, electrical safety, fire safety, asbestos management and water hygiene. Find out more.
At Pennington Choices, we are the ‘critical friend’ that provide reasoned advice and recommend achievable and practical solutions to aid the success of contract relationship. Find out more.
Governance Health Check
Governance is an essential element of compliance, and it is important that housing providers recognise, and effectively manage, the risks inherent to their organisation. Our governance health check will ensure that effective housing governance arrangements are put into place to ensure you are compliant with all required standards. Find out more.
We recognise that repairs service reviews and options appraisals often come hand in hand, and we combine these to provide you with maximum assurance that the services you provide are the best and most suitable options for your organisation. Find out more about our options appraisal.
Our procurement consultancy can help your organisation to achieve a sound commercial outcome that works using simple and cost-effective processes. Our specialist consultants lead, manage and deliver all property related procurement activity, and work alongside your in-house procurement teams providing guidance and advisory support. Find out more.
Repairs Service Review
We recognise that repairs service reviews and options appraisals often come hand in hand, and we combine these to provide you with maximum assurance that the services you provide are the best and most suitable options for your organisation. Find out more.
Repairs Value for Money Review
Is your repairs service average or poor? Do you need to innovate and drive change and improvement? Our repairs value for money review will provide clarity on where you are. It will help you understand your performance in the context of what value for money is; what it is not; and, crucially how you can improve. Find out more.
Statutory Property Compliance
Statutory property compliance is a priority for social housing providers, and we can provide you with the assurances that you need in the face of increasing scrutiny by the Regulator of Social Housing. Discover how our property compliance services can help you and your organisation today.
Stock Profiling, also known as Asset Performance Evaluation (APE), stock sustainability assessment or stock grading, is an essential tool for any organisation as it will allow you to understand the costs and benefits of holding assets within your property portfolios in a clear and concise way. Find out more.
We work with social landlords nationally to provide a structured review of their existing services in order to identify a plan for improvement, or an options appraisal to consider the best way of providing your services. Find out more.
Our strategy development consultancy services can be tailored to focus on your organisation as a whole, or on one particular service area. We will help you to identify your organisation’s aims, how you want to achieve these, and how your approach aligns with a set of clear strategic objectives which take in to account the numerous other objectives you have over and above financial performance. Find out more.
Suzanne Wolfe - CEO, Industrial Dwellings Society
Head of Consultancy
Head of Consultancy
- International Certification of Enterprise Risk Management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Joint Honours Degree – English, Literature and History
- Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
- Management of Portfolios (MoP)
- PRINCE2 and DSDM Agile PM Practitioner
Sarah Davies is our Head of Consultancy and has spent nearly two decades working with organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors. Starting her career with the Audit Commission before moving into strategic leadership roles in Police, Fire and Social Housing; Sarah has substantial experience in Strategic Procurement, Value for Money and leading complex and large-scale business and digital transformational change programmes and operational services.
As Assistant Director of Business Improvement at a housing provider, Sarah introduced and embedded a new Enterprise Risk Management Approach and advised in the EU procurement of a new repairs service, including an emergency procurement. During her time as Head of Strategic Change for Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Sarah was the Lead Officer for Digital and Organisation Transformation and Efficiency Programmes; delivering three major collaborations/ mergers with other organisations, including the development and implementation of a back-office shared service for UK Policing (using Oracle ERP technology).