The easy way to pay your rent

As an organisation, we want to make it easier for our customers to pay their rent so Direct Debit is our preferred option. A Direct Debit has real benefits for the customer and the business: Better budgeting of your rent payment Peace of mind; never miss a payment Convenient and time saving Safeguarded by the Direct Debit Guarantee We offer …

Aileen Evans elected CIH vice president

Aileen Evans, Grand Union Housing Group’s Chief Executive, has been elected as the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) new vice president.   Aileen, who became Group Chief Executive in July 2017, won the election ahead of Darshan Singh Matharoo, Vice Chair of Empowering People Inspiring Communities; and Lindsey Williams, Group Chief Executive at Futures Housing Group.   As vice-president, Aileen …

Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) Regional Midlands Pilot

The Government has launched a pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy in the Midlands and Grand Union Housing Group is taking part. The Voluntary Right to Buy (VRtB) is a scheme where assured tenants of housing associations will have the chance to buy their homes discounted to the same value as Council tenants enjoy under the Right to Buy. …

Bedfordshire Homefinder technical issues

We are sorry to advise that due to technical issues the Bedfordshire Homefinder Choice Based Lettings system is currently unavailable. At the time of writing we do not know when the service will be available and housing applicants are advised to check the site regularly.   In order to ensure that no applicants are disadvantaged by these problems, we intend …

Grand Union Housing Group to build its first market sales homes

Local housing provider Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is working with Parrott Construction Ltd to build its first market sale homes in the picturesque village of Oakley in north Bedfordshire. The £2.5m project has commenced at the Lovell Road site to demolish the old buildings, a former builders’ yard, to make way for 15 new family homes. Plans include building …

Offices Closed – 07/09/18

Please be aware that all Grand Union offices will be closed on Friday 7 September for staff training. If you have an emergency during this time, you can reach our emergency repairs line by calling 0300 123 5544. If the matter is not urgent, please email customerservices@grandunionhousing.co.uk. We will re-open on Monday 10 September at 8.45am.

Anna Simpson to leave Grand Union

  Anna Simpson, Grand Union Housing Group’s (GUHG) Director of Finance, is leaving the Group to take up a new role at Midland Heart. Anna, who joined GUHG in March 2016, has been appointed Executive Director of Finance and Information at the Midlands based association and will join them later in the autumn. Aileen Evans, GUHG’s Chief Executive, said: “In …

Customer update on Unification

We are delighted to announce that that following our consultation with you, we are officially moving ahead with our plans to simplify our structure. Simplifying Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) One of our key working principles is to make things as simple as possible for you, the customer, and ourselves as an organisation. At the moment the Group is made …

Astrop Grange shortlisted for award

One of Grand Union’s most impressive new schemes of the past 12 months has been shortlisted for a national award. Astrop Grange in Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire, has been shortlisted at the National Housing Awards in the Most Innovative Home Ownership Solution category, which is for organisations that made a real difference to people’s lives in the field of affordable home …