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Croftons has always been at the forefront of social housing innovation. In 1966 Mr Val Grieve, Mr John Millard and others formed one of the first Housing Associations for social housing developments; namely the Northern Counties Housing Association (NCHA). Mr Grieve remained on the board until mid 1970s. After Mr Grieves’s retirement, Mr Bradley, Mr Clarke and Mr Chapman took over matters of site acquisition and property development, (repossession and rent arrears etc. being dealt with by the litigation department).
Operating in the North West, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside regions of England, NCHA provided general needs housing as well as specialist housing for older people and supported housing for vulnerable groups of society. It still continues to provide such services and more following its merger with The Guinness Trust in 2007. To reflect this new partnership, in 2008 Northern Counties Housing Association became known as Guinness Northern Counties Limited.
Croftons remains at the forefront of Social Housing law today, leading the way with expertise in this area.
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