Asset Management and Maintenance Research Paper by Kien

Asset Management and Maintenance
The paper examines asset management and maintenance in the social rented or housing sector.
# 153561 | 3,241 words | 13 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jun 13, 2013 in Sociology (General) , Urban Studies (General)

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This paper explores the factors that necessitate asset management and the relationship between asset management and maintenance. The paper then examines asset management and community involvement and discusses the importance of building performance in the social housing sector. The paper considers the implications for asset management and details current practices in asset management.

Table of Contents:
Implications for Asset Management

From the Paper:

"Asset management can be understood as referring to the management of the housing stock in the social rented sector. Asset management involves activities such as maintenance and renewal of the social dwelling structures, allocation of the existing houses, creation and institution of rent policies as well as sale of houses in the social rented sector. Unlike in the private sector, asset management in the social rented sector focuses on enhancing the performance of the housing assets while paying little attention to financial performance. Nevertheless, asset management assumes a market orientation on its endeavor to satisfy the demand for housing among the population. Asset management has evolved from the earlier practice of social housing management as result of institutional and economic changes in the social housing sector. Further, this development has been in response to the necessity to adopt management approaches which are more market oriented with regard to social housing. This change has been witnessed globally with countries such as Australia, England, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany among others registering significant reforms in the housing system (Gruis & Nieboer, 2004). However, changes in terms of the housing market and policy affect development of asset management."

Sample of Sources Used:

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