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1999 – the buyout – owned7 properties all in substandard condition 2001 - Park House and Inverie house sold. Income generated – 200k to support hydro refurbishment.

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1 1999 – the buyout – owned7 properties all in substandard condition Park House and Inverie house sold. Income generated – 200k to support hydro refurbishment

2 And don’t forget the paperwork…! Housing and tourism survey in 2001 led to clear support for the need for temporary accommodation to support the local economy Start keeping statistics Establish housing list Make sure you know your AT5’s from your AT6’s

3 2001 – A frame built – temporary fully furnished, shared accommodation for temporary workers - local labour worked for half normal rates - funded from KF reserves - total cost around 25k ( rental levels to reflect 10 year payback) - in 2013, refurbished to provide 1 unit

4 And don’t forget the paperwork…! New property means new tenants means……allocations. Draft allocation policy and procedure drawn up and implemented in 2002

5 single bedsit created – own funds

6 2003 – Foreman’s and Stalkers refurbished to provide affordable accommodation - empty properties grant - improving housing for older people grant - Mortgage through Triodos bank

7 And don’t forget the paperwork…! Sale of land policy started in 2002 Sites identified, valued, discussions and arguments Continue with statistic collation, collecting rents etc……

8 2002 – 3 sites start sale process for homes but with no conditions – generated income for KF projects but raises issues: - residential or commercial? - length of time to build? Sale of 3 sites led to revised housing policy and shared equity scheme

9 2004 – KFT ( local charity) build A Frame on KF land using own funds and labour - KF receives nominal land rental. Tied accommodation – Son rise a Frame built by local building Contractor, no land rental – becomes a Foundation property in 2015

10 And don’t forget the paperwork…! Housing policy drawn together in 2006 Keep collecting statistics Lodger agreements drawn up First housing needs survey in 2006 Shared equity scheme starts being discussed in 06 – finalised in 2009! Yurt site Landbanking discussions?

11 And don’t forget the paperwork….! Preparation for rural homes for rent Join landlord accreditation scheme? Joined SLE Revised housing need survey 2008 Update statistics Registered as a landlord with Highland council ( better late than never….) Training

12 2011 – Rural Homes for rent, funded by - Rural Homes for Rent grant - Mortgage with Triodos bank - Knoydart Foundation reserves - Highland Housing Alliance charitable trust ( specific items eg solar panels)

13 2011 – Rural Homes for rent ( details as per previous slide) 2012 – 2 more shared equity schemes start - aim is to generate 5k per plot cash for KF 2012 – start sale of plot on open market to raise funds (hoping for around 60k) for refurbishment of….

14 And don’t forget the paperwork Revisit housing needs survey Re register with highland council Get tenants pack drawn up ( now a legal requirement) training

15 2016 – refurbish Farm Bothy? Part of proposed major redevelopment in area creating new bunkhouse and single person housing………….

16 But building a property is only the start of the story…………. ( bet you didn’t want to know that did you…..) Don’t forget about the maintenance!!!

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18 And don’t forget the paperwork….. Keep records of build and changes Keep design simple Plan maintenance Record it Keep plans of plumbing and electrics Keep suppliers handbooks, guarantees Make sure tenants have information Be clear on responsiblities ( yours and tenants)


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