The Housing Connection
The Housing Connection

Property Compliance & Asset Management Consultants

What we do


The Housing Connection provides consultancy & interim management services to the social housing sector.  Our aim is to work with clients to ensure value is added at the highest possible level.


We specialise in:

  • Property Compliance

  • Property Services and

  • Asset Management.

The Housing Connection offers a unique and personal service based on our extensive knowledge and experience of property management and housing.  We have over 30 years of business and housing related experience.  Much of that has been gained working at senior levels for large organisations.

Property Compliance

Strong management of statuatory and regulatory compliance relies on a robust management system dealing with gas, electrical and fire safety, water and asbestos management. 


We can support you in designing and implementing a comprehensive compliance strategy.

Asset Management

Asset Management strategy lies at the heart of your offer to customers.  We can help you review and refresh your strategy and assist with implementation.


Our ability to analyse and understand your data and information requirements coupled with a pragmatic approach to long term planning will help you sweat your assets.


Property Services

Our work covers all aspects of property related delivery.  Our team have experience in planned works, maintenance and service contracts and can help you streamline your service and improve value for money.

Our years of contract management experience working for clients and contractors will add value to your operations.

Who we are

The Housing Connection is owned and managed by Nick Melling.  Nick has 35 years of management experience, the last 10 carrying out consultancy and interim management assignments for housing associations, ALMOs and contractors.


Nick was educated at Imperial College, London University and is a chartered engineer.  After a successful career in construction he switched to housing in 2003 and has held senior roles at leading maintenance & planned works contractors.


Nick has held senior management roles at Moat and Orbit Group.  For more information click here


We can help you procure new contracts, analyse your asset base, carry out strategic and detailed reviews informed by hard operational experience.  We have an excellent track record in delivering consultancy projects for our clients on time and on budget.  These range from detailed strategic operational reviews to preparation of new policies, processes and procedures. 


All of our work is backed by the many years of expertise in property related operations. 

Interim Management

The Housing Connection can help you find a talented and experienced interim manager. We help clients to fill skills gaps or resolve critical business issues. 


Nick Melling has carried out several highly successful interim assignments and we have also helped clients recruit to interim and permanent roles. 


If you looking for an experienced senior interim, or equivalent to plug an urgent gap, support a change program or strengthen a project team then please get in touch.


Details of completed assignments can be found here.



Nick Melling

Office: 01892 861348

Mobile: 07966 696090

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