Housing providers partner up to help tenants find their perfect match

Social housing providers in South Gloucestershire have partnered up for a series of ‘speed-dating for houses’ events, to help their tenants move. Merlin Housing Society, Knightstone Housing Association, Sovereign Housing Association and Solon South West Housing, are holding the events to help people affected by Welfare Reform. The three events will bring people who want or need to move home […]

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Merlin’s £20m PRC homes refurbishment project gets underway

Work has begun on a £20m project to improve 1,000 homes in South Gloucestershire. Merlin Housing Society is carrying out external improvements to most of its non-traditional housing stock to make them warmer and cheaper to heat. The first phase of work involves 48 properties in Cadbury Heath. Project manager Richard Hopkins said: “It’s great to get underway with this […]

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House completions show positive construction picture for South Glos

South Gloucestershire’s housing construction sector is performing well despite challenging economic conditions, new figures reveal. Data published in South Gloucestershire Council’s annual Residential Land Survey show that between April 2011 and March 2012, 957 new homes were completed in the district, an increase of 195 (20 per cent) on the previous year. Of these, 863 were new build dwellings with […]

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Housing society adds more properties to portfolio

Merlin Housing Society has completed a £7.6m deal to buy 121 properties from Home Group. It’s the second multi-million pound acquisition in just over two months for Merlin following the purchase of 33 properties from Magna Housing Association at the end of May. As well as adding to the 8,000 properties the association owns in South Gloucestershire, these acquisitions see […]

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