HELPING KEEP A ROOF OVER THE HEADS OF THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

4Sight helps Accessible Properties meet the needs of property owners and tenants in the social housing sector. 

THE APPROACH

Accessible Properties often require advice within a short timeframe. 4Sight is able to respond promptly under pressure and inside constrained timeframes on a constant basis. 

Accessible Properties appreciates the ability to be able pick up the phone and contact 4Sight to ask for help as and when it is needed.

The Project

Accessible Properties are New Zealand’s largest non-government social housing provider. As are experts in social  housing,  they manage properties to meet the needs of property owners and tenants in the social housing sector. 

4Sight has assisted me with a number of IHC housing projects throughout New Zealand. They have always provided us with a timely response when we have needed it, this has often meant providing planning input to projects where time constraints have meant that the advice and services are required at short notice. I really appreciate the speedy help and professional approach that we always get.

Laurence has been able to communicate with various Councils on our behalf as he has taken the time to understand our business and property needs particularly with establishing additional dwellings.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Laurence Beckett for any planning requirements.
— Tom Brodie, Property Manager - Central

IHC New Zealand is an organisation providing support and care for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Accessible Properties manages 1100 IHC properties. 

The demand for IHC assets, particularly its housing units, is in a constant state of change, as the demand for housing fluctuates from time to time and from location to location. Accessible Properties is required by IHC to manage its assets to meet these changing needs. Our services for Accessible Properties have included: 

  • Providing ongoing advice on planning matters related to their properties in locations throughout the lower North Island.  
  • Providing planning services for the acquisition of resource consents for housing units (relocated buildings,  new-builds or building conversions) to facilitate  the supply of housing  in areas  where the demand is the greatest at that time. 

The Outcome

4Sight has enabled Accessible Properties to quickly get the information it needs to move projects ahead and provide a better service to owners and tenants.

This collaborative approach has also been beneficial to IHC, who can rely on Accessible Properties and 4Sight to manage their building assets. This, in turn, helps IHC achieve their role of providing advocacy support wherever there is a need, and to stand up for the rights of one or all people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand. 

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