(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Meeting the decent homes standard : London housing associations’ asset mnagement strategies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Land Economy, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines the asset management strategies that a sample of London housing associations took to meet the Decent Homes Standard. Drawing on the concept of institutional logics, the article outlines the social housing sector’s conflicting regulatory context, whereby organisations were statutorily obliged to improve housing standards, without being able to raise rents as a way to fund improvements. Depending on whether the housing association adopts a market-orientated or traditional, task-orientated approach to asset management, the associations sampled have either disposed of non-decent stock to generate cash flows or else retained the stock, undertaking minimal repairs to meet the government’s target deadline. It concludes that not only has this national performance target triggered different organisational responses, it has also led to longer-term unintended consequences for existing and future tenants


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no12 [pp. 2569-2587]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 4 tabl.



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