In many countries, housing management is changing in response to political and market developments. One of the current developments is the increasing interest in asset management in the social rented sector and the need for social landlords to develop a more strategic approach towards the management of their housing stock. In this book, the current state of play has been described in nine countries. The aim of these descriptions is, one the on hand, to fill the gap in international literature concerning the way in which social landlords manage their housing stock and, one the other hand, to enable an analysis of the relationship between landlords’ practice and the context in which they operate. In this chapter we draw our comparative conclusions. We start with a comparative summary of the country monographs. Following the format that has been used in writing these chapters, we will subsequently describe the characteristics of the social landlords, their national context for asset management and their asset management practice. Then, we analyse the relationships between landlords’ approach towards asset management and their national context in the light of the hypothetical model that has been presented in our introduction. We conclude with recommendations for policy and practice.
KeywordsSocial Housing Housing Stock Asset Management Social Entrepreneur Housing System
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