03 April 2012 - ‘Homes for All’ with Aksa Homes
Aksa Homes, part of the New Charter Housing Trust Group, are developing a new letting agency service, ‘Homes for All’, with the aim of improving access to the private rented sector, and dealing with empty private homes. These projects have the backing of Oldham Council.
It is not just Oldham where there is a housing problem. There is a growing demand for private rented property throughout the country, which has come about due to a variety of reasons; lack of lending to first time buyers, the flat housing market and long waiting lists for social housing.
Empty homes are a blot on the landscape and a wasted resource, ‘Homes for All’ is a service that is aimed at bringing those long term empty properties back into use and Aksa are targeting potential owners and landlords to use the new service to find them a tenant or lease their property for Aksa to let and manage for the lease period of 2 – 7 years.
Commenting on the new letting service Director of Aksa, Mushtaq Khan says: ‘Homes for All’ is going to have a positive benefit for all property seekers in the Oldham area. We are looking into making the private sector more accessible to a wider group of people and improving the standards of properties available. Our lettings charges will be open and transparent and both landlords and tenants will benefit from no hidden charges.”
Mushtaq adds: “We have also set up a programme with the help of the government’s Homes and Communities Agency where we can invest over a £1m in Oldham in bringing empty private homes back into use. We want to turn those properties into desirable homes for single people and families to rent.”
Aksa will soon be holding a ‘Homes for All’ presentation, the date to be confirmed which will be the perfect opportunity for owners and landlords to attend and discover how this new scheme will be beneficial to them.
To register to attend the forthcoming event please contact Aksa on 0161 620 2992 or email email@example.com
Notes to editors:
Aksa Homes is part of the New Charter Housing Trust Group (NCHTG). It owns approximately 700 homes across Oldham, Bury, Manchester and Tameside.
New Charter formed in 2000 as the new landlords to own and manage homes transferred from Tameside council in Greater Manchester. With a turnover of £90 million a year and a workforce of 800, New Charter is one of the region’s largest registered providers of social housing, and is regulated by the Tenant Services Authority, a Government watchdog. By incorporating Gedling Homes, the Group owns 18,600 homes. It was named 7th in the Sunday Times best 100 companies to work for in 2012.