A Cambridge City Council website

Cambridge City Council

Council and democracy

Home > Council and Democracy > Issue

Issue - meetings

Tenancy Audit Visits

Meeting: 22/09/2022 - Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 41)

41 Tenancy Audit Visits pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Additional documents:


Matter for Decision

The report detailed the background to the Tenancy Audit Visits pilot, which commenced in April 2022, and sought approval to permanently adopt this function within City Homes.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing

i.               Noted the report and the findings of the Tenancy Audit visits pilot to date.

ii.             Approved the adoption of a permanent tenancy audit function by City Homes.

iii.            Agreed to incorporate a budget bid into the 2023/24 HRA budget process for the addition of a permanent, full time equivalent, housing officer to support this work, considered alongside other spending priorities.


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 Housing Services Manager (City Homes).


The Housing Services Manager (City Homes) said the following in response to Members’ questions:

i.               Confirmed that if the additional resource detailed in recommendation iii was not agreed then the tenancy audit work could not continue.

ii.             Noted that Housing Officers had worked closely with other council departments as part of the Tenancy Audit and that issues that were identified as part of the tenancy audit could also impact resources in other council departments.

iii.            Would provide additional information outside of the meeting detailing:

a.    if any language support had been given,

b.    what the living conditions were of those tenants audited,

c.    the status of repair work identified as part of the tenancy audit.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.