Simplifying our structure part 2

Closed 9 Feb 2021

Opened 27 Jan 2021

Overview

All the landlords within the Radian Group, including Yarlington, Drum and Portal come under the Abri brand but are separate landlords. I’m sure you’ll agree, the difference between our name Abri and your landlord, is quite confusing. So, we want to make it simpler by merging all three housing associations into one, to become Abri Group Ltd.

In November 2020 we consulted with you to ask if you supported this proposal. The majority of those who had their say supported the proposal.

Why we are consulting

We’ve decided to merge in two stages. The first stage will see Drum and Portal merge into Yarlington by 31 March. Stage two will see Yarlington become Abri just like we planned, at a later date.

This means that Yarlington will become Drum and Portal customers’ landlord until we merge Yarlington into Abri. Because of this, we need to consult with Drum and Portal customers again before we make a final decision.

Even though Yarlington will become Drum and Portal’s new landlord on 31 March 2021, your services, who you contact and your legal rights will not change.

Please know that Yarlington customers are not affected until stage two, and Swaythling customers will not be affected by this merger at all.