bdht makes a move into Redditch
Published by gough for Gough Bailey Wright in Housing and also in Communities
bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, is expanding its reach into Redditch after being selected by Bournville Village Trust (BVT) to purchase 42 of its properties in the Woodrow North, Batchley and Matchborough West areas of the town.
As part of its own strategy, BVT decided to release the properties in Redditch in order to focus more locally in Birmingham, but was only willing to sell the chosen units to a landlord that could match its high level of service and offer tenants a locally provided service from a local office. After a competitive process, bdht was selected for having the ability to meet and exceed the expectations of both BVT and its tenants.
Mark Robertson, Managing Director at bdht, explains: “We have been looking to expand our reach beyond Bromsgrove for some time now and had identified Redditch as a priority area due to its proximity to our head office and our staff’s knowledge of the area.
“We’re really pleased to have been chosen by BVT to purchase and manage these homes, particularly as they have such a careful selection process. We’ve now contacted all of the tenants in these properties and in most cases made home visits to ensure that there is a smooth handover and they are happy and reassured that the service levels they are used to will be maintained.”
Annette Homer, Director of Housing and Community Services at BVT, said: “It’s extremely important to us to maintain high service levels for all of our tenants and we were really impressed by the service and commitment offered by bdht. We’re confident that our former tenants will also be impressed.”
bdht’s new properties include 27 flats, houses and bungalows in Woodrow North, four flats and a bungalow in Batchley, ten flats in Matchborough West and a shop in Woodrow.
For further information about bdht’s services call 0800 0850 160 or visit www.bdht.co.uk