Sajjad Hussain is latest area manager to join Rentplus, expanding the reach of the business into the north of England.
With a background in social housing, Sajjad was until recently acting chief executive at Westmorelands Supported Housing Association in Nottingham and has held chief executive and other roles with councils and housing associations across the midlands and north of England.
Chief Executive Steve Collins welcomed the appointment, saying: “We have established ourselves across the south of England and midlands and the appointment of our area managers in the north is an important step in Rentplus’ evolution.
“A majority of our residents work in the public sector and that includes our armed forces personnel, nurses, paramedics and NHS staff, teachers and firefighters. Those working to support our communities may be on lower to middle incomes, privately renting and unable to save the large deposits needed to access other home ownership products such as high street mortgages, shared ownership and the government’s Help to Buy – all of which demand large deposits.
“Rentplus believes that all hard working people should have the opportunity to get on to the housing ladder if that is what they aspire to: and an inability to save for a deposit, or having a poor credit rating should not prevent access to home ownership.
“Sajjad brings a wealth of experience in the social housing sector and will play an important part in ensuring that hard working families in the north of England have an opportunity to get on to the housing ladder through our innovative affordable rent to buy proposition.”
Mr Hussain added: “I am looking forward to engaging with colleagues across the social housing sector in the north to ensure local people have equity of access to owning their own home.
"I’ll be in Leeds for the Homes for the North Conference on 14 November which will be the first opportunity to engage with all members of the housing community here, but if any housing developers, local authorities, housing associations or RPs in the region want to talk to me ahead of this, they can contact me through the Rentplus website at Rentplus-uk.com
Sajjad holds postgraduate qualifications in public services management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.