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donating a sefer Torah and keeping the mitzva of kesivas sefer Torah

It is known that there are different opinions whether one fulfills the mitzvah of writing a sefer Torah when he is donating (and not only lending) it to a shul. According to the majority view, one has to own the sefer and through giving the sefer away he "looses" the mitzva.
I was told that Chassidim generally don't hold this way and are not makpid on lending the sefer only, because one fulfills the mitzvah this way as well. Could anybody help me to find the source for this opinion?