Decision details

Re-introduction of the normal letting procedure

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Housing and Building Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Recent Government guidance that all social housing lettings deemed non-essential can resume as part of the Governments move to re-open the housing market.
Will include:
Void inspections;
Advertising of vacant properties;
Accompanied viewings;
Allocation of properties;
Sign up of tenancy.

Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Will assist in void rental loss and void property turnaround periods.
Appropriate resources are in place to carry out remedial repairs.
To ensure safe working practice effective risk assessments are in place for Housing and Building Services Teams.


First initial meeting to take place 19/05/2020 to discuss action plan in order for re-introduction of normal duties relating to void inspections and allocations.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 20/11/2020

Date of decision: 18/05/2020