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Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust

Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust invites you to a special event to discuss the potential for collective investment in local property for the benefit of the local community. 

If you’d like to find out more about the Heart of Hastings Collective Investors’ Club, please come along, meet the team and share some pizza from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday 17 May 2016, downstairs at Rustico in Robertson Street. RSVP to

The neighbourhood and you

A recently acquired property in the White Rock area

A recently acquired property in the White Rock area

The White Rock neighbourhood is 60% private rented. The area has lots of great properties, but it is changing rapidly and rising rents threaten to displace local tenants.

Community Land Trusts are all about people working together to make sure there are affordable places to live and work forever.

The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust aims to buy property, renovate it and cap the rents to make it affordable in perpetuity. The team (currently Jess Steele, Rodney Buse, Suzy Tinker, Tania Charman & Maria Ludkin) are community-driven with relevant expertise and positive track records.

Now the neighbourhood needs you…!

You don’t want the hassle of being a landlord but you know that historically property has been a good bet. You have some funds – not enough to buy a property, but you’d like to invest it somewhere it can bring you an income.

With the Heart of Hastings Collective Investors’ Club, you can invest between £5,000 and £50,000 and earn interest of 4% per year, while knowing you’re doing good.

We are aiming to raise at least £400,000 from private investors to collectively buy property together, renovate it and rent it at a ‘Living Rent’.

From souless capital to socially conscious, let’s make our money work together for a good community and a reasonable return.

Affordable spaces, diverse communities, fabulous neighbourhoods through socially driven investment and long term co-ownership.

Find out more about the Heart of Hastings here.


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Posted 17:56 Monday, May 9, 2016 In: Home Ground

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  1. Barney

    Let’s hear a bit more about Peter Chowney’s amazing outburst yesterday that people who buy property here as a second home should be penalised and should pay double council tax….this is a joke? Just as we manage to drag this town out of the doldrums, this is the crass statement our leader makes. What is he playing at? Does he want to drive all outsiders away from Hastings? This man needs a brain check. It is the diversity of inhabitants whether second home owners or otherwise which has made this town so eclectic and interesting. Watch what you wish for Mr. Chowney…

    Comment by Barney — Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 09:13

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