Welcome to Lyng
Lyng Community Association is proud to be at the heart of West Bromwich’s flagship residential development. We’re providing 200 high quality homes for affordable rent, as well as building a community spirit to make the Lyng a vibrant place to live.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation set up after a group of pioneering local people united to redevelop the old Lyng estate by creating homes fit for modern living, as well as fantastic open spaces.
Now is an exciting time in the history of the Lyng as we shape our thriving community, keeping our focus on sustainable regeneration and local empowerment.
Lyng Community Association manages its properties from our office at 3 Frank Fisher Way West Bromwich . You can visit the office between 10am and 1pm Monday to Friday or phone us on 0121 525 5969.
Housing Surgeries – early evening and an earlier morning opening!
The office is also open for tenants to meet specific housing staff during our housing surgeries, which take place at the following times although please note these are by BY APPOINTMENT ONLY -: • Mondays, 3pm-6pm • Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm. Just phone us to make an appointment.
For Lyng repairs service please contact 0121 525 5969 – during working hours.
For emergency repairs outside office hours the number is 0300 333 6540.
Please remember that we no longer use Walsall Housing Group to look after our properties – the Emergency Repairs service is now provided by Bourneville Property Care on 0300 333 6540.
Paying your rent - 24 hour automated rent payments are accepted - please telephone Allpay on 0844 225 5729 – you will need to have your payment card (so you can enter the long account number when asked for this) and credit or debit card with you.
April 2016 – Rent Decrease
The Association is pleased to confirm that from 4 April this year residents will see a DECREASE in their weekly rent (this is the basic rent not including any service charge). This is because the Government has changed the way rents are set by housing associations like Lyng and for 2016 and the following three years Associations are expected to reduce their rents (but not service charges) by 1% each year.
Service charges will continue to reflect the cost of providing each service so there will continue to be modest increases in the service charge element of the total rent but overall residents will see a decrease in their weekly total rent.
All residents have been sent a letter confirming the new rent payable from April 4th 2016.
If you have any questions about the new rent please give us a call on 0121 525 5969.
Low Cost Home Contents Insurance
The Association is working with a small group of other social landlords in the West Midlands to offer low cost home contents insurance to tenants. The policy includes cover against fire, theft and water damage on a new for old basis and is offered through Aviva.
With costs starting at £1.09 per week for £8,000 of cover its worth finding out more – just contact us on 0121 525 5969 or drop into the office and pick up the brochure and application form.
If you are over 60 – then you’ll be pleased to hear that older residents get even better rates!
Please remember – Lyng Community Association does not insure tenants belongings, furniture or decorations so if there should be a fire or flood you may have to replace everything you own from your own pocket. Avoid the worry by taking out home contents insurance and make sure that if the worst happens you are covered!
If you live on the Lyng and want to play a role in the running of Lyng Community Association then please contact us about how you can join the Board. We have reserved places on the Board for tenants and would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested. If you are unsure about it then why not come along and observe a meeting so you can get a better view about what is involved and how you can help us shape the Association and the Lyng estate. Call us on 0121 525 5969.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.