About Us

The first stop for information on UK Social Housing Organisations, the people that work in them and the companies that work for them.

Since 1997 HousingNet has been delivering the broadest publicly-accessible database of Social Housing Organisations across the UK. It is now recognised as the most comprehensive source of information on social housing organisations' housing stock and their management teams.

We update our data every weekday not once or twice a year and the data is updated in real-time so as soon as we add it our clients can access it. Our team consists of researchers, programmers, database technicians and analysts and we are split between London and Nagpur in India where our sister company has been in operation since 2001.

There are currently 2,477 Social Housing Organisations on our database and we aim to update the top 1250 every 3 months with the remaining at least once a year. As the importance of ‘Big Data’ has become more widely considered we have evolved and now collect information on every aspect of the social housing sector.

We bring together data from the following resources:
  • Our own research since 1997
  • Land Registry Corporate Dataset
  • Statistical Data Return
  • NROSH (2011)
  • Price Paid Data
  • Geo-Location mapping on 5.3M titles
  • Government Open datasets
  • Daily ‘housing’ news collection
  • Local Authority and Housing Meeting Minutes
  • Financial Returns
  • Annual Reports
  • Tenant Reports
  • Value for Money
  • UK Planning Application Database
  • OJEU Database and Tender Analysis
We source our data from, but not exclusively, the following:
  • Every 'Housing Association' receives a phone call from us every year. The largest 400 + subsidiaries are called once every 3 months and then depending on size either once every 6 months or once a year.
  • We harvest information from all available annual reports and the largest 400 organisations Financial Returns.
  • The Statistical Data Return and other large datasets are imported in to our database on a regular basis.
  • We collect from 100 to 250 pieces of news every day and select the best bits for our daily HousingNet News email which we have been sending every weekday since 2011. All news is sorted for our use as well as Housing News email – we strip out information relating to Finance, Construction, Stock Transfer, Staff Movements etc.
  • Land Registry Title Data and various Open Data Sets including - Brownfield sites, flood plain data, economic activity & crime.
HousingNet can be split in to three main areas:
1.  Housing Association / Local Authorities & Contractors / Suppliers details and the map project - this is an unlocked example for Riverside .
The details pages are broken down into ‘Overview, Housing, Finance, Map, News & Reports’ – this data is included in the Annual Licence – and ‘Tenders & Contracts, Analysis and Printout’ which is Premium content .

Benchmarking tables include:

Cash Income & Expenditure (SH Lettings) Housing Stock (SDR) Stock Movement
Turnover Solicitors Housing Stock (LRD) Satisfaction (Overall)
Employees Auditors Housing Stock (LA) Satisfaction (Repairs)
Chief Executive Pay Per Home UK Housing Organisations – complete list Portfolio Valuation

Nearly all the data on HousingNet can be exported using a number of tools:

Quick Export Panel
Export Panel
Data Bank

2. Our mapping project uses the Land Registry Corporate Data Set and other Open Data to show who owns what Social Housing stock and where in the UK. There are a number of images relating to the map functionality in our Help Manual.

3. Our Premium Licence is designed for Contractors and Suppliers either currently working in the sector or looking to expand in to it. The licence includes access to Tenders and Contracts, Business Intelligence, Pipeline Analysis and bespoke support from our team of researchers and programmers. Pages relating to the Premium licence can be viewed on the Riverside example and in the Help Manual.

Please get in touch if you would like a demo of our system as we like showing it off.

Unlimited access to all our data on and offline for 1 year costs £650 for a single-user and £1,450 for multiple users. Prices are exclusive of VAT.

We also offer a selection of lists, priced at £200 (Ex. VAT) for the first list and £75 (Ex. VAT) per additional list you buy as part of the same order. You can choose from the following job areas:

Business Executives Finance and Procurement Property Fabric and Development Customer Services
Chief Executive Finance Regeneration & Development Housing
Deputy Chief Executive IT Repairs & Maintenance Customer Services
Chair Communications Environment Community Services
Managing Director Legal Team Asset Management Neighbourhood Services
Corporate Services Risk Management New Business Care & Support
Resources Procurement Commercial Services Human Resources
Operations Fundraising Senior Surveyor Research & Development
Company Secretary Marketing Residential Involvement
Contracts & Bid Team
The Annual Licence allows access to all our online data sets and analysis and the ability to export data to spreadsheets for one year. The data is constantly updated and the licence lasts for 365 days. We only include individual named contact email addresses ie. john.smith@xyzhousing.com in the Premium licence and even then we only provide them individually. We have over 10,000 high quality email addresses which have a value of their own and could easily be shared or sold on if we allowed them to be exported. All ‘admin@’ emails are made available for download.

Any questions? Email: sales@housingnet.co.uk or phone us on 0208 772 6426.

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