Eight resident-led co-operatives manage 295 of the homes that Hexagon owns under a formal management agreement. The properties still belong to Hexagon and the residents living in these homes have the same rights and responsibilities as those living in the homes that Hexagon manages directly.
The managing agents of these homes are, in the main, housing co-operatives – this is where the residents manage their own homes through an elected committee of officers or by monthly general meetings. Most of the co-ops also employ staff to carry out the day-to-day tasks.
Hexagon has a longstanding relationship with housing co-ops, a number of whom we have been working with for over 25 years. The homes managed by housing co-ops are in the London boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark. They are:
- Acceptable Face Housing Co-operative
- Balfour Street
- South Bank
- Three Boroughs
CO-OP SERVICES AND HEXAGON SERVICES
Hexagon has formal management agreements with the co-ops that detail the division of responsibilities for managing these homes.
The housing co-ops take direct responsibility for day-to-day repairs, collecting the rent, carrying out gas and fire safety checks, managing tenancies and most of the same services that Hexagon provides. Hexagon does still provide some services to co-op managed residents, such as major works and cyclical maintenance. In addition, co-op managed residents have access to Hexagon’s transfer waiting list.