Monday, June 15, 2009

Latest instalment at Glasgow Housing Association

The situation appears to be worsening at the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA). It appears as if the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is about to step in triggering a loan covenant default. (This isn't a good thing when such breaches lead to increased financing costs.)

The GHA with over 100,000 customers was created through a huge stock transfer.

We'll soon now more about what is going on when the SHR issues its new report on the association. One lesson that I think we’ll learn when we look back on this stock transfer is that changing a huge local authority housing department into a housing association in a big bang poses certain problems. Big is not always beautiful.

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