Leeds-based Unity Homes and Enterprise has invested £1.25 million in 22 newly-refurbished properties – including 10 one-bed flats in Pudsey.
The BME-led housing association recently completed a deal to purchase the properties from the Riverside Group, which has its headquarters in Liverpool.
A major works programme has since been undertaken to fit new kitchens and bathrooms, upgrade central heating and replace windows and external doors.
Other improvements include insulation in roof space areas, new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, energy efficient lightbulbs in all rooms and brick work re-pointing.
Ali Akbor, chief executive of Unity Homes and Enterprise, visited two tenants at Chapel Fold in Pudsey to find out how they were settling into their modernised homes, which were originally built in the 1970s off Littlemoor Road.
Mrs Mortimer, who has lived in her flat for more than seven years, was delighted with the improvements. She said:
“They’ve made a big difference. I only had a small kitchen but it’s lovely now. It serves its purpose, everything fits in.”
Mr Akbor added:
“Although we own and manage significant stock in West Leeds, Pudsey is a new and exciting part of the city to be involved with.
“Unity’s mission is to provide high quality affordable homes, improve people’s lives and help the communities we serve to become more vibrant, inclusive and prosperous.”
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