The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of Operations requesting that consideration be given to the Housing Management Policy 2022/26 (also previously circulated).
The submitted report stated that the Council provided over 5,300 high quality homes for local residents; to manage those properties effectively, rental and service charge income from Council tenants needed to be maximised in order to provide them with a comprehensive range of good quality housing management and support services; the Housing Management Policy 2022/26 set out how this would be achieved; the policy was divided into two main sections namely Income Management and Tenancy Management; and the Policy had received support from the Tenants Panel and the Health and Housing Scrutiny Committee.
Particular reference was made at the meeting to succession rights and to rent recovery. The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio, responded thereon.
RESOLVED – That the Housing Management Policy 2022/26, as appended to the submitted report, be approved.
REASONS – (a) The Social Housing Regulator’s Consumer Standards places a duty on social housing landlords to provide their tenants with quality, cost-effective accommodation.