Transfer of Housing Stock

On 9th December 2002 Carlisle City Council transferred all its housing stock to Riverside Carlisle (formerly Carlisle Housing Association).

City Council housing tenants voted for the transfer in July 2002 allowing around 7,200 homes to be transferred to Riverside Carlisle along with any shops, garages and land within the boundaries of the estates involved.

The final agreement drawn up between Carlisle City Council and Riverside Carlisle, a charitable subsidiary of The Riverside Group, includes:

  • a major programme of repairs and improvements bringing £52m of investment in the first five years;
  • a rent guarantee which ensures that rents and service charges remain within Government's maximum for the first five years after transfer;
  • a high quality housing management service with three local offices, local lettings and improvements to sheltered housing;
  • direct tenant involvement in the management of Riverside Carlisle through places on the board;
  • protected tenancy rights.
Carlisle City Council retains responsibility for the strategic overview of housing in the district and for homelessness.
Riverside Carlisle can be contacted at
English Gate Plaza
Tel: 0800 169 3245 or 0345 111 0000

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