Partnership will aid housing association

A partner has been chosen to help a prospective new housing association take over the running of council properties in Fenland. Tenants must first vote in favour of the transfer from the district council in a ballot in November.

A partner has been chosen to help a prospective new housing association take over the running of council properties in Fenland.

Tenants must first vote in favour of the transfer from the district council in a ballot in November.

But social landlord Circle Anglia, which already manages 33,000 homes across eastern and southern England, is being lined up to help the new not-for-profit association.

The organisation, which was picked by tenants and other members of the partner selection panel, has pledged to offer a better standard of improvements and services for tenants; build up to 160 new affordable properties each year; enable tenants to take a central role in the policies, staffing and services of the new association; and guarantee no compulsory redundancies for transferring staff for 10 years.