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50th satisfied customer!

Published: 21/03/2016

Flintshire County Council was the first authority in Wales to set up its own housing company back in 2014. Less than two years on and the company is going from strength to strength. Designed to respond to the challenges experienced by residents in accessing affordable housing, NEW Homes (North East Wales Homes) was set up by the Council to increase the housing options available to local residents. It offers tailored housing management services which are designed to increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing across the county. And the company has just rented out its 50th property at Overlea Drive, Hawarden. Manager of NEW Homes, Phil Gilbert, said: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to hand over the keys of our 50th property rental in less than 2 years to Andrew Trinder. We hope to continue to provide quality rental properties and a quality service to the residents of Flintshire for years to come.” Cllr Bernie Attridge, Chair of the NEW Homes Board and Flintshire County Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “I had every confidence that NEW Homes would be a huge success and I’ve been proved right. In Flintshire, we continue to work proactively to meet the housing needs of our residents through the exciting schemes such as this which significantly improve the housing options available for our residents. In addition to renting out its own properties, NEW Homes also has a range of offers for landlords which all include a ‘tenant ready’ service. The company offers a fully managed letting and property management service and also a unique offer for home owners over 55 to lease their properties to the company and access suitable council accommodation. NEW Homes is wholly owned by Flintshire County Council. Find out more about the company and the services offered by visiting the NEW Homes website or calling NEW Homes on 01352 701400. From the left: Phil Gilbert, Interim Manager of NEW Homes, Cllr Bernie Attridge, Chair of the NEW Homes Board, Andrew Trinder, Melville Evans, NEW Homes Lead Officer