Statement from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is aware that Victoria Housing Estates Limited (NIC106521) has today launched a consultation with tenants regarding the future of the charity’s housing stock.
The Commission has been kept up to date with the planned consultation and the proposals put forward by Victoria Housing Estates Limited, including those relating to the registered charity Choice Housing Ireland Limited (NIC100095).
The decisions made by the trustees of Victoria Housing Estates Limited and Choice Housing Ireland Limited are in keeping with charity law and, specifically, are within the charitable purposes of both organisations.
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The Commission is not authorised to exercise functions corresponding to those of a charity trustee in relation to a charity, or otherwise to be directly involved in the administration of a charity. However, as noted above, the Commission has been kept updated on developments relating to Victoria Housing Estates Limited and is content the proposals are lawful.
Any queries regarding the consultation or the proposals under consideration should be directed to Victoria Housing Estates Limited and Choice Housing Ireland Limited.
Victoria Housing Estates Limited was registered as a charity on 12 December 2018. However, this registration is currently “in suspense” due to ongoing and separate legal proceedings.
The Commission instituted a statutory inquiry into Victoria Housing Estates Limited in July 2012, when the charity was under previous management. Further information on that inquiry is available in the Commission’s interim statutory inquiry report, which is online here.
Choice Housing Ireland Limited was registered as a charity on 23 June 2014.