HANSEL and Ayrshire Housing have announced the transfer of ownership for a number of homes across South Ayrshire.

Following a period of consultation, Ayrshire Housing will now become the landlord to seven tenants at six properties, including, Troon, Prestwick, Ayr and Mossblown.

Gerry Lindsay, Hansel’s Managing Director, Hansel said: “This is tremendous news for people we have supported over many years, to now enjoy greater security through Ayrshire Housing’s longer-term tenancy arrangements.

“Ayrshire Housing was identified as our preferred partner as we already supported people living within their homes, and so we knew of the very high standards they set as a local housing association.

"We have been most impressed by the professional and thoughtful support they have provided to tenants during a period of transition last year, and we have no doubt that they will only enhance the landlord experience going forward.”

Jim Whiston, Director of Ayrshire Housing, added: “I’m delighted that two of Ayrshire’s leading charities in their fields have come together to ensure the long-term welfare of the residents.

"Special thanks go to East and South Ayrshire Councils, and the Scottish Government. Their grant assistance made the transfer possible.”