Housing Transfer Stymied

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Local landlord Queens Cross Housing Association has been forced to shelve plans for the transfer of many homes in Woodside into its ownership.

According to director Frank McCabe residents in Burnbank were to have been balloted this year on the proposed change, with the remaining tenants in South Maryhill including Braid Square and surrounding area voting in 2006. Now it appears that European Union Law may prevent the former City Council properties presently owned by Glasgow Housing Association from changing hands without an open tender.

Lawyers from all sides including the Scottish Executive are urgently looking at the small print.

Although the transfer plans have been shelved, Mr. McCabe will meet with Glasgow Housing Association chiefs next month to continue as far as possible progress towards local housing control.

Without an ownership transfer control may be cosmetic, but in the meantime concerned Woodside tenants of both landlords should notice no change in management or rent, and can follow developments on the issue at the Queens Cross Housing Association website.