Liverpool City Council (LCC) Private Sector Housing Enforcement Teams are pleased to announce that they are the first such teams in the UK to bring cutting-edge big data and analytics to bear on the challenges of providing safe and secure housing for all, in one of the UK’s most vibrant and historic cities.
The LCC Private Sector Housing Enforcement Teams are using REalyse, the big data and analytics technology used by leading organisations in UK property, including Legal & General, Landsec, BNP Paribas, Invesco and Foxtons.
The only technology of its kind, REalyse works by bringing together every dataset on UK residential property in one place, and making the data easy and quick to analyse, with powerful, user-friendly analytics tools.
The LCC Private Sector Housing Enforcement Teams are using the technology for a variety of tasks, which previously were a matter of time-consuming analysis and research using multiple fragmented and incomplete data sources.
These include comparing PRS datasets to identify unlicensed landlords and enforce the City’s Landlord Licensing Scheme as well as helping to identify unlicensed HMOs. LCC have also started to utilise the software to help track buildings with potentially unrecognised fire risks (e.g. searching for buildings over 20m to identify any that may have been built or renovated using unsuitable materials).
The team will also use REalyse to gain a deeper understanding of how planned and ongoing regeneration and development benefits residents in their day-to-day lives, and how existing stock can be managed to best serve the needs of Liverpool’s citizens.
Louisa Connelly, Head of Private Sector Housing at LCC, explained further: “Big data and analytics technology like REalyse allows us to gain an even deeper understanding of the opportunities and risks around housing in our city.
“We’re already seeing the benefits, and we’re looking forward to using the insight from REalyse to make Liverpool an even more exciting place for residents to live and work over the next few years.”
Theo Allport, Business Development at REalyse, added: “We’re really excited to be working with LCC, helping them become the first local authority in the UK to use big data and analytics technology to tackle real-world issues for residents in the city.
“The use cases that the LCC team have already identified are highly innovative, and we’re looking forward to helping them get the most out of the technology as they use it to solve more and greater challenges in future.”
REalyse is the big data and analytics technology that powers decision making at the largest and most successful organisations in UK property. The only way to see every residential dataset in one place, REalyse is trusted by investors, developers and lenders like Legal & General, Landsec, BNP Paribas and British Land. To enquire about using REalyse in your organisation, reach out to Theo Allport at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media enquiries, get in touch with Chris Raymond at email@example.com.
The private sector housing teams at Liverpool are responsible for ensuring minimum health and safety standards are met in over 55,000 privately rented properties. The teams provide help and advice to landlords, tenants and other stakeholders with enforcement an option when all else fails. They are leading the way on joint working to deal with fire safety in high rise residential buildings and the teams also regulate the 3,000 HMOs that operate in the city.
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