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Over 600,000 homes in England are managed by ALMOs. Having been involved in the creation of the very first ALMOs, and the majority of new ALMOs since then, we have unparalleled experience in working with local authorities which have set up ALMOs and also in advising ALMOs themselves.

As the first ALMOs have reached the first break clause in their management agreements with their local authorities, and as the Decent Homes Standards have successfully been reached by ALMOs, we are at the forefront of the debate on the future role of ALMOs.

We have worked on the establishment of the new generation of ALMOs (Welwyn Hatfield, East Kent and Shropshire) as well as the creation of new style management agreements for a number of existing ALMOs.

We have been involved in all the major policy and practice developments, including new build structures.

For local authorities we offer advice on:

  • establishing/working with the ALMO
  • the Management Agreement with the ALMO

For ALMOs we offer advice on:

  • efficient procurement and partnering
  • regeneration projects
  • developing new affordable housing
  • corporate governance
  • the relationship with their local authority
  • new business ventures
  • governance
  • joint venture projects

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