We own and manages approximately 490 properties locally, located in and around the majority of the larger towns and villages on the Isle of Wight.
All properties currently meet the Government’s “Decent Homes Standard” and the majority were constructed in the last 25 years.
We have a programme of planned repairs and improvement that ensures our homes meet current standards and the majority have A rated double glazing, efficient gas central heating system and modern kitchens and bathrooms.
While most of our properties are in schemes we built ourselves, we do have a number of individual homes purchased through grant to purchase existing street properties.
To assist the Council with essential temporary housing, we also lease over 50 homes from individual private landlords on leases ranging from three to ten years. These are let to tenants on assured shorthold tenancies, using the same allocation principles as we do for our own properties. Leased properties provide an important source of affordable housing at a time when there is a serious shortage of permanent accommodation, primarily because of lack of funding and an inadequate planning framework.
Further details of our properties and their locations can be found here.