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RNS Number : 2037L
Civitas Social Housing PLC
21 December 2018
 

21 December 2018

CIVITAS SOCIAL HOUSING PLC

("Civitas" or the "Company")

 

 

Completion of £1.6 million acquisition of 2 regulated social housing properties and exchange of £3.1 million of a further regulated social housing property and share purchases.

 

The Board of Civitas Social Housing PLC (the "Board") is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the purchase of 2 regulated social housing properties comprising 10 tenancies for a total consideration of £1,589,468 and an exchange of a regulated social housing property comprising 14 tenancies for a total consideration of £3.1 million, completion is expected early in January 2019.

 

The properties are leased to Falcon Housing Association C.I.C. ("Falcon"), Chrysalis Supported Association Limited ("Chrysalis") and Inclusion Housing C.I.C. ("Inclusion") all of which are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and are counterparties to existing leases within the Company's portfolio.

 

The properties will be immediately income-generating with an initial net yield in line with the Company's expectations and were sourced off-market by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited, the Company's investment adviser.

 

The properties have been adapted for use as accommodation for tenants with learning disabilities and other care needs, and there is a care provider in place at each property. The properties are subject to 25-year leases and rents are adjusted annually in line with CPI over the full period.

 

Civitas targets the objective of delivering sustainable returns to its shareholders by making socially relevant investments within the regulated social housing sector in England and Wales.

 

Civitas notes the purchase by Michael Wrobel, Chairman of the Company of 30,000 ordinary shares and the purchase by Civitas Housing Advisers Limited, investment adviser to the Company, of 50,000 ordinary shares both in the capital of Civitas.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Civitas Housing Advisors Limited

Paul Bridge                   Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 4844

Andrew Dawber             Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 4846

 

Cenkos Securities PLC

Sapna Shah                  Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 1922

Tom Scrivens                Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 1915

 

Pagefield

Philip Dennis                 Tel: +44 (0)7947 868206

David Leslie                  Tel: +44 (0)7584 070274

 

Notes:

Civitas Social Housing PLC is the first Real Estate Investment Trust offering pure play exposure to social housing in England and Wales.  The Company is advised by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited. The Company is listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and was admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in November 2016.  The company is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.


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