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Helm Housing Association 14th May 2010
 Tuesday 26th October 2010 10:45am



 

Helm Housing Association have just signed off the first private leasing agreement at Clonmullion, a mixed tenure ‘retirement village’ in Athy, Co. Kildare. The thirty bungalows are fully furnished and will be let in the coming weeks on a turn-key basis. Clonmullion has an on-site caretaker, day centre and private nursing home, enabling tenants to buy in care services if they wish. The accommodation is for over 55’s as well as younger persons with disabilities or medical conditions. All units are adapted for disabled persons and wheelchair users.

Helm has worked closely with Athy Town Council, Kildare County Council, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and the Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency as well as Raggett Homes (Developer) and the on-site Nursing Home to reach agreement on a ten-year term. The Association also secured an Option to Buy the properties as part of the deal.

Helm’s Chairman, Chris Oakes commented;

 ‘We are delighted to be leading the way on this important initiative in these challenging times. We would like to thank all the parties involved for their patience, support and stamina in getting this complex deal completed. The signing of this agreement shows that leasing can be made to



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