Q12. Will the CLT have legal control of the houses?

Well, it depends what you mean by this.

Once the scheme is up and running, the CLT will play no direct part on a day to day basis.  The CLT leases the land to the Housing Association, Aster Group, on a 125 year lease, in return for a ground rent.  The houses are owned, maintained  and managed entirely by Aster

However, all the ‘legal control’ will have been put in place up front, and the CLT will take a monitoring role in making sure that Aster  live up to their obligations.

The Allocations, governed by the directions in the 106 agreement, will be prioritised via the Homeseekers register.  Aster will have to follow the priority ‘list’ they receive from this process when they let a property.

Aster is also responsible for keeping the properties maintained, and ensuring ‘good order’ generally.  The CLT will monitor this and will have recourse to legal action if standards are not maintained according to the contracts (up to and including purchase of the houses and revocation of the lease).