HUNDREDS of Glasgow tenants are celebrating after opting to transfer ownership of their homes away from Glasgow Housing Association to their own community.

A total of 322 have a new landlord following the transfer from GHA to Provanhall Housing Association (PHA) and Glasgow West Housing Association (GWHA) under the second-stage transfer process.

PHA has taken control of 195 homes, and 127 houses in Hyndland have been transferred to GWHA.

PHA and GWHA join the Shettleston, Ardenglen, Cassiltoun and Parkhead housing associations, which took control of their GHA homes in March this year.

Provanhall tenant John Percy, 88, has lived in the area for more than 50 years.

He said: "The association has been working hard to keep things local for us and create a better environment and a great community spirit in Provanhall."

PHA director Patricia Gallagher said: "This is a real landmark in our history.

"We want to thank our dedicated management committee, made up entirely of volunteers and residents, and our staff, who have been working towards this for five years.

"We truly believe it is the right thing for our community and for tenants."

GWHA chair Dave Sim said: "This has been a long and difficult journey, but I thank the local management committee, tenants and residents in Hyndland for their continued support, which was vital to achieving second-stage transfer. I am delighted to welcome Hyndland tenants to GWHA."

GHA tenant chair Sandra Forsythe said: "We are delighted that another two second-stage transfers are going ahead.

"This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of GHA staff, Glasgow West Housing Association and Provanhall Housing Association Ltd over the past five years."