Accurate financial appraisal of your scheme is vital to ensure best outcome whilst meeting local housing needs.


Viability by tenure, dwelling and scheme. NPV and long-term cashflow displayed instantly.


Assess land values and gross profit with minimal information.


Achieving best value is essential for your organisation. You must demonstrate continuous improvement and show how you compare with your peers.


Measure performance with online scheme reports. Annual written report indicates progress against a variety of Key Performance Indicators.


Social Housing landlords in today’s market must understand the economic value of their properties.

Stock Profiler

Analyse your entire portfolio to see which units are most valuable and which need to be considered for a change of tenure or sale.


With buyers and tenants eager to find homes, you need to find them the right property.

Home Match - Coming Soon

Associations can pool lists of prospects against available properties and augment with soft data to rank applicants for the best match.

Consultancy Roles

Support & Project Management

Interim support at customer site

We supply staff on an interim, contract or locum basis to assist with project management of development schemes or related tasks.

Project management & scheme

Our knowledge and understanding of the housing development process means that you can rely on us to manage your projects in a competent and risk free manner.

HCA Grants & PQQ’s

Our team understands the HCA / GLA grant funding regime and are able to assist any organisation to prepare appropriate grant bids.

Due diligence for funders

Due diligence for funders for development funding loans can be outsourced to us to undertake on your behalf.

Site finding & appraisal

Through our extensive network of contacts we are able to source development land or turnkey development opportunities for clients.

Section 106 negotiations

SDS can provide advice and assistance in the negotiation of Section 106 Agreements where affordable housing or financial contributions are a requirement.


Whether you require us to advertise and help you seek the most appropriate candidate, head –hunt or simply help you to write a job description or person specifications, we can help.

Scheme Viability Assessment

We provide a financial assessment of schemes to check that they meet the client's own tests and criteria, or we can provide guidance on suitable approval criteria for development projects.

Training & Facilitation

Staff development & training

Our training team can provide a tailored training or mentoring programme on an individual or group basis for employees and Board members including those that are new to the business.

Growth strategy & forming business relationships

Many of our clients ask us to assist them with their growth strategies. We can assist clients who wish to grow, formulate and challenge their strategy decisions.

Training board members, tenants & independent advisors

Our training programme helps them understand individual roles and offers examples and practical tools for setting strategy, monitoring and risk management.

Change Management, mentoring & coaching

We are experienced at facilitating change management, whether it's helping to bring organisations into a new group structure, or form a development consortium.

Policies, Procedures & Risk

Risk appraisal

Our experienced and professional consultants will assist you to review and improve your risk processes and produce robust risk plans for projects or programmes.

Project acquisition advice

Property acquisition can often benefit from an objective third party review. We are able to check the financial viability of potential acquisitions against a pre-determined set of performance criteria.

HCA PPA Audits

We can assist clients with meeting the required standards of compliance with HCA / GLA standards of procurement and probity. Where necessary we can assist clients in keeping up with best practice.

Health checks & scheme audits

Our Health Check and Scheme Audits are designed to look at the risks associated with the development process and checks that a project has fully complied with all internal and external requirements and current best practice.

Working with Communities

Strategic Viability studies

We provide strategic viability studies for local authorities so they can develop robust and credible, comprehensively evidenced, and balanced affordable housing and other planning policies.

Local Authority development advice

Our extensive knowledge and experience of housing development make us perfect partners for local authorities who wish to develop new homes once again.

Assessment of scheme specific developments

We can review the financial viability of schemes and their ability to support development costs, affordable housing and other planning obligations and the requirements of developers and landowners.

Rural housing advice for landowners & parish councils

Whether you are a landowner or Parish Council wishing to provide affordable rural housing our team can provide expert advice on the best way to secure an appropriate scheme for your village.

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