City centre living at an affordable rent
There’s a common misconception that, to qualify for social housing, you need to be claiming benefits or not in work.
The Association aims to dispel this myth and encourage more people to apply for their properties, as we look to reach out to new members of the community.
Louise Smith, Director of Neighbourhood Services, explains: “We’ve held back a small number of flats in our multi-storey development in Cedar as we’re carrying out a multi-million pound refurbishment. We’re now ready to let them and want to take the opportunity to encourage people to apply who might not have thought of doing so before.
“Many people are paying high rents to private landlords when they can apply for affordable social housing that can be half or even a third of the cost.”
Cedar Court refurbished
Our multi-storey buildings at Cedar Court, Woodside, have been a visible part of the west end landscape for many years and the association’s currently renovating the buildings.
The buildings and apartments are being given new external cladding, new insulation and heating systems.
The one, two and three bedroom properties are being updated with triple glazed windows and balconies. New lifts have been installed and we’re improving the kerb appeal of the entrances and foyer areas.
Louise continues: “Our rents are more affordable than those of private landlords but we think that some people are excluding themselves because they think they’re not eligible.
“For example a two bedroom flat can cost as little as £350 per month. Our tenancies are not limited to a year and we do not require a deposit.
“The properties at Cedar Court, for example, are in an excellent location and less than a five minute car journey to the city centre.
“These properties make great homes and are in easy reach of the city centre or the M8 for commuters.”
The buildings have a round-the-clock caretaking team, who make sure repairs and maintenance issues are dealt with. There’s also CCTV which is monitored 24 hours, 365 days a year service.
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