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Secondary housing co-operatives

This content applies to England

The role of secondary housing co-operatives and development agents.

Secondary housing co-operatives and development agents can help in the establishment and management of a housing co-operative. Tasks that they perform include:

  • negotiating with the Homes and Communities Agency, local authorities, building societies and banks to obtain funding
  • selecting architects
  • providing training
  • giving support and advice about management.

Secondary housing co-operatives and development agents usually employ people to carry out these services. They do not themselves provide housing.

The information on this page applies only to England. Go to Shelter Cymru for information relating to Wales.

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