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The road ahead: prospects for shared ownership

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Manchester
  • Start 23 Apr 2020 10:00
  • End 23 Apr 2020 16:00


The road ahead

The new Conservative government is driving forward with its plans to make shared ownership the future tenure of choice for first-time buyers. But can reality match ambition?

With the government committed to boosting homeownership levels across the UK, shared ownership will have a crucial role to play with the popular Help to Buy scheme set to end in 2023.

New measures announced by MHCLG are designed to make shared ownership more desirable and easier to access with lower minimum stakes and staircasing levels. And social housing tenants are one of the prime targets through a new right to buy model.

But despite the best efforts of affordable housing providers to make it a mainstream tenure, public perception of shared ownership has, until now, been very mixed.

Issues persist, including complex rules of eligibility, the use of jargon, and concerns over the design and build quality of some shared ownership properties.

The slowdown in the housing market in parts of the country has also had an impact with the loss of sales impacting balance sheets.

At these one-day events, HQN's shared ownership experts Ann Faulkner (Manchester) and Helen Muir (London) will explore the present and future shared ownership landscape, looking at its long-term propspects while providing practical advice and guidance for those on the ground dealing with the day-to-day management of S/O schemes.

They will be joined by a top line-up of speakers, including policy makers, analysts, practitioners and legal experts (full line up to be announced shortly).

Key sessions:

  • The big picture
    • The road ahead – opportunities and challenges
    • A new model for shared ownership – will it work?
    • What the Budget means for S/O
  • The operational picture
    • The view from the ground
    • Establishing sound relationships
    • Calculating service charges correctly
    • Sales process – the latest good practice
    • Day to day management
    • When things to wrong – examples of the common pitfalls and solutions.
    • Breakout workshops:
    • The challenges of managing large and small shared ownership portfolios
  • The legal picture
    • An overview of the latest case law
    • What to watch out for
    • Hidden dangers.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ann Faulkner, HQN associate
  • Donna Williams, Sales and Marketing Director, Sanctuary
  • Heidi Thompson – Executive Director of Homes at First Choice Homes
  • Suzanne Benson, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins.

Who should attend?

This seminar is essential for staff at all levels within:

  • Home ownership
  • Leasehold management
  • Sales
  • Development
  • Housing management delivering services for leaseholders
  • Income management with a focus on leasehold
  • Service charge administration
  • Resources and business management.

This event is also being held in London.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £299.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £219.00 *

Early bird non members only£269.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on 20 March 2020. 

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.



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