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Leasehold Services Update

Meeting: 24/09/2015 - Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 84)

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This item was chaired by Diana Minns (Vice Chair / Tenant Representative).


Matter for Decision

  i.  The last review of the Leasehold Services was in July 2014 when the Executive Councillor instructed officers to review the level of staff resources, set up a working group to progress the action plan, review the Building Insurance cover and report back in 2015. 


  ii.  The report updates the Housing Scrutiny Committee on the progress made to date.


  iii.  The team had been renamed “The Home Ownership Services Team“. A new post of Senior Home Ownership Officer had been appointed to. A part time post of Right to Buy Officer had also been created and filled. The number of leaseholders was now 1,133.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing


  i.  Noted the current level of staff resources in the Home Ownership Services Team covered in 2.0 of appendix 1 of the Officer’s report. 


  ii.  Noted the changes to the Building Insurance covered in 3.0 of appendix 1 of the Officer’s report.


  iii.  Noted the progress of the working group covered in 4.0 of appendix 1 of the Officer’s report.


  iv.  Agreed the Discretionary Reduction in Service Charges covered in section 5.0 of appendix 1 and detailed in Appendix 3 of the Officer’s report.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Area Housing Manager.


The Committee welcomed the report and praised the hard work of officer’s in improving the service.


The Area Housing Manager explained the Leaseholder funding streams.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.