In April, Wiltshire Rural was chosen by the Trustees of Kilmersdon Rural Housing Association (KRHA) as their 'preferred partner' to undertake a Transfer of Engagements.
Kilmersdon Rural Housing Association was established in 1969.
This means that, following a formal legal process, and providing we obtain consent from our regulator the Homes and Communities Agency, the 96 properties owned by KRHA will be legally transferred into the ownership of Wiltshire Rural Housing Association. These additional properties, plus the 20 we are currently building, will take the total number of homes WRHA own and manage up to 370.
It is expected that the legal transfer will take place by October this year. However, in the interim, WRHA have taken on the management of the homes from 1st July 2015. Our staff will now be responsible for the everyday management of the homes and dealing with repairs and maintenance issues.
WRHA are delighted to have been chosen to take on these homes. We will now be working hard to visit all the Kilmersdon tenants and introduce them to WRHA, help them through the changes that are being made and integrate them into the services we provide. Once the transfer has been finalised we will be working closely with the tenants to plan a future maintenance programme to bring their homes up to the same high standard our existing tenants enjoy.