Family Mosaic started work earlier this year with Landmark Information Group to create a range of address matching, data cleansing and property analysis services as part of a data quality, verification and improvement programme for its portfolio of 24,000 properties.
As a result of the data analysis exercise managed by the Landmark Analytics division (formerly Calnea Analytics), around 40 possible illegal sublets were flagged for further investigation, in addition to over 200 potential leaseholder re-sales or sublets where Family Mosaic did not have the data. In addition, Landmark Analytics verified specific property types, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms across Family Mosaic’s property portfolio and identified potential discrepancies in council ward and local authority data which Family Mosaic can now investigate and verify.
Neil Topping, business processes officer, Family Mosaic said, “With over 24,000 properties in our portfolio and serving more than 45,000 people, it is vital that the information in our property database is accurate on a number of levels and so we have carried out this intelligence exercise with Landmark Analytics.
“Our immediate need was to ensure that all addresses in our database matched the Royal Mail’s format, but since working with Landmark, we have been able to analyse a wider range of metrics, such as bedroom count. This is particularly important due to the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ as this information needs to be accurate for the benefit of our tenants.”