Managing homes for others

Legal & General Affordable Homes (LGAH)

We’re one of 14 organisations chosen nationwide to manage properties built by financial services provider Legal & General under their affordable homes initiative.

Legal & General Affordable Homes (LGAH) aims to deliver 3,000 affordable homes annually by 2023 to help meet the chronic shortage of affordable housing.

Our partnership represents a shared vision that a well-built and well-maintained affordable home is the cornerstone of a good quality of life.

We had our first handover of new homes from LGAH in January 2020, with 30 properties at the Renovo development in Thurrock. Since then, we’ve taken management of 141 other homes across Chelmsford, Thurrock, Southminster, Harlow, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. In addition to these, in 2021 CHP sold 48 homes to LGAH which we now also manage for them.

All 219 homes we manage on behalf of LGAH have been for shared ownership or affordable rent and have contributed to our goal of helping to meet local housing need.

We’re expecting at least another 119 properties over the next 12 months. These include 18 flats at a brand new development in Enfield for shared ownership. Plus a new development at Silver End in Braintree consisting of 35 flats and two-and three-bedroom homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

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Chelmsford City Council

We also manage a number of homes on behalf of Chelmsford City Council. As part of its programme to increase temporary housing for homeless families, we’re taking on management of 20 more properties to help provide families with a roof over their heads.