Donside reports strong interest in buy-to-rent

Chap Homes, who are developing the Donside village in Aberdeen in partnership with Tenants First Housing Co-operative, report that more than a third of recent apartment sales are to people buying to rent.

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95% mortgages available at Donside as new scheme bridges deposit gap

Buyers of homes at Aberdeen’s Donside village development can now benefit from a new scheme that could allow them to purchase a new home with a deposit of only 5%.

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First phase of homes occupied at Donside in Aberdeen

The first phase of 42 homes at the Donside village development are now occupied and the first homes on phase two of the Aberdeen riverside development are being released for sale.

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Tenants First confirms partnership talks

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has confirmed that it has entered discussions with Sanctuary Group – one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers – about forming a partnership. Read More...

National award for Tenants First chief executive

Congratulations to Sandy Murray, Chief Executive of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, who was named as Voluntary Sector Director of the Year in the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards.

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At 26, Steven Black becomes vice chair of Britain’s largest housing co-operative

Steven Black, has been elected vice chairman of Tenants First Housing Co-operative – Britain’s largest housing co-operative. At 26 he is believed to be the youngest vice chair in more than 200 social landlords in Scotland, including housing authorities, associations and co-operatives.

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First homes released for sale at new Donside development in Aberdeen

The first release of 13 homes at the new Donside village development in Aberdeen has gone on on the market, with prices starting at £140,750. Chap Homes reports strong interest in the new development, with a large number of enquiries and one reservation received already.
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First homes released for sale at new Donside development in Aberdeen

The first release of 13 homes at the new Donside village development in Aberdeen has gone on on the market, with prices starting at £140,750. Chap Homes reports strong interest in the new development, with a large number of enquiries and one reservation received already.
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Time to look at new business models?

The recession has made many directors reconsider the way they do business. But, is it also a time to consider other business models? Are social enterprises and co-operatives now more in tune with the times?
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Tenants First chair wins Committee Member of the Year Award

For the second time in four years, the chair of Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been awarded the Helen McGregor Award as the ‘Committee Member of the Year’ by EVH, a trade association for Scottish Housing Associations.
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Joint venture agreement to drive Donside village development in Aberdeen

Tenants First Housing Co-operative and Chap Homes Ltd have entered into a joint-venture agreement to build the Donside housing development on the former Donside Paper Mill site in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
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TV personality Timmy Mallett opens special needs housing development

Television personality and artist Timmy Mallett is to perform the official opening on Tuesday, June 7 of a new £2.7 million housing development specially designed for individuals with additional support needs.

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Ceremony marks completion of Blue Toon project

The National Trust for Scotland and Tenants First are celebrating the completion of a project to conserve and adapt a group of Georgian townhouses at the heart of old Peterhead. Read More...

Tenants First wins Climate Challenge Fund support

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been awarded £43,126 by the Climate Challenge Fund towards the costs of a project to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions across Britain’s largest housing co-operative.

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£5 million European urban regeneration loan for Donside Urban Village

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has secured a £5 million loan for the social housing element at the Donside Urban Village development in Aberdeen. The funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) was provided by The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC).

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Energy advice from Tenants First annual report

“There are also ways in which members can reduce their energy consumption, by making some simple changes of their own,” says Hugh Crothers, Director of Property of Tenants First, Britain’s largest housing co-operative. Read More...

Work to start next month on Aberdeen’s Donside Urban Village

Work is due to start work next month on the construction of a new £55 million urban village on the 25-acre site of the former Donside Paper Mill in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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Historic £55 million housing boost for North East

The biggest development of low cost homes ever built in the North East will form part of a new urban village on the site of a former paper mill beside the River Don in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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Official opening of Scotland’s first super-efficient homes from Canada

The first Canadian Super E affordable houses in Scotland will be opened on Thursday (May 20) in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen by Sushma Gera, Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom.

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Alex Salmond opens Cafe Connect

The opening of Café Connect in Broad Street, Fraserburgh, by Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, is the realisation of a vision for an internet café that will provide particular benefit for disabled and disadvantaged people in the Aberdeenshire town.

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Tenants First success in community art bid

Tenants First Housing Co-operative is celebrating support from the National Lottery-funded ‘Inspiring Communities’ scheme for its award-winning Roanheads development in Peterhead.

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Tenants First Annual Report published

The 2008-09 Annual Report of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative, has been published.

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Tenants First wins award for Residential Development of the Year

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been named as the winner of the Social Residential Housing Development of the Year in the Herald Property Awards 2009.

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Funding support extends NE ethnic minority housing initiative

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has received funding that will allow it to continue its pioneering ethnic minority housing project for a third year.
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Steven becomes Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor

Steven Black, from Peterhead, has been appointed as Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor.

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Canadian High Commissioner marks energy-efficient homes deal

The Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, James R Wright marked a deal with Tenants First Housing Co-operative for energy-efficient Canadian timber homes. The High Commissioner was in Aberdeen to attend All Energy 09, Britain’s largest renewables technology exhibition.

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Glasgow housing co-op becomes part of Britain’s largest

Four Walls Housing Co-operative in Glasgow has reached agreement to become part of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative, based in Aberdeen. Read More...

Housing co-operative launches zero-carbon housing programme

Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative [based in Aberdeen}, is launching a quest to develop high-quality, carbon-neutral housing. Read More...
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