Housing Development Financial Viability Explained

This course explains the main ways in which financial viability for housing schemes is assessed, covering housing for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It explains terms such as yield, payback, discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return and others, so that users of viability appraisal tools understand what these figures mean.

Course Plan

Covering the following subject areas:

  1. Common Financial Appraisal Methods (vs Valuation Methods)
  2. Profit / Loss
  3. Cost / Value
  4. Payback Period (simple)
  5. Gross & Net Yields
  6. Discounted Cash Flows
  7. Net Present Value
  8. Internal Rate of Return
  9. Use & Abuse of Appraisals


Duration: 1 day

Intensive interactive learning

Suggested preparation

A comprehensive handout is provided with this course. However the best text for future reference isĀ Understanding Development Appraisal, published by the National Housing Federation. It is availableĀ here.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this module.


On completion of this course you will be provided with a CPD attendance certificate.



Thursday, July 18, 2024


Manchester tbc

£450 +VAT (per delegate)
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