Hastoe successful in bid for 185 homes in North Devon

13/12/2010
13 December 2010

Hastoe is delighted to have been chosen as the preferred bidder for 185 homes across North Devon and Torridge districts.

The properties, currently owned and managed by Signpost Housing Association, Signpost Care Partnership and Western Challenge Housing Association are part of Spectrum Group.

The transfer is anticipated to complete in February 2011 and Hastoe will be meeting its newest residents in the New Year during a series of local visits and roadshows.

Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive, Hastoe said: “We are pleased to welcome Spectrum’s residents into the Hastoe family. We are working to ensure they are kept fully informed as we work through the formal process and we wrote to every resident last week to introduce Hastoe and provide information about our services.”

Anne McLoughlin, Operations Director said: “Our local team are looking forward to working with the residents, neighbours and the wider community.”

Rob Webber, Group Director of Operations at Spectrum said: “Hastoe is an experienced landlord who we feel will best meet the needs of residents living in North Devon and Torridge. Throughout the tender process Hastoe have shown that they have a proven track record of providing excellent and accessible services to residents.”

Spectrum Housing Group made the decision to sell their homes in North Devon and Torridge earlier in the year when it became clear that to improve the services received by residents, the Associations needed to be delivering local and accessible services. Without an office in the locality it was agreed that the best option would be to sell homes to another housing association experienced in managing rural homes and delivering services at a local level. A full consultation process has been followed and residents have been involved in the selection process.

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For more information please contact: Rebecca Beaumont on 020 8973 0437 or rbeaumont@hastoe.com.
 
About Spectrum Housing Group
Spectrum Housing Group comprises:
• Medina Housing Association,
• Signpost Housing Association
• Signpost Care Partnerships
• Signpost Services
• Signpost Homes
• Western Challenge Housing Association

Spectrum Housing Group owns and manages over 17,000 homes throughout the South, South West and Midlands.
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