We understand affordable housing; where it’s needed, how it’s financed, developed and valued. And because we act on both on behalf of developers and local authorities we see both sides of the picture.
Acting on behalf of housing developers, social and private landowners landlords, funders and Local Authorities our experts advise on affordable housing initiatives throughout the development cycle - from concept, design, Section 106 negotiations and valuations through to a sale to housing associations or other Registered Social Providers (RPSs).
One of the team’s key areas of expertise is the preparation of financial viability models – such as the GLA Toolkit (aka Three Dragons) – to demonstrate the amount of affordable housing that a particular development can reasonably be expected to sustain.
Why Knight Frank Affordable Housing
Our planning experts know exactly how and where to add value. We do this by negotiating the optimal affordable housing mix and identifying the most suitable affordable housing provider for a scheme.
As well as having first-hand knowledge of local, regional and national affordable housing policy, funding frameworks, legislation and best practice we have particularly strong experience of high-density, mixed-use schemes in urban locations - undoubtedly the most challenging schemes into which to integrate affordable housing.