Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree the local lettings scheme
1. That the local lettings scheme area for the first allocations of the new build development, Daniels Road, be approved.
2. That it be agreed that a maximum of 50% of the properties at Daniels Road be allocated to existing tenants within the local area.
3. That the further criteria applied to residents of the local lettings scheme be noted:
i. The local area is defined as tenants on the immediate estate where the development is located, Barset Estate and nearby estate, Tappesfield Estate.
ii. Rent arrears of less than four weeks or £50 if claiming housing benefit at point of application and point of offer.
iii. Households can only move upon successful completion of pre-tenancy inspection and interview as per section 5.26 of the councils published allocation scheme.
iv. Only households assessed in a housing need (bands 1-3) will be allocated a property through the local lettings scheme. Households will be prioritised in existing priority bands and priority stars in accordance with our published allocations scheme.
v. Requests for additional bedrooms above the assessed need will not be considered unless on medical grounds confirmed by Housing Solutions medical assessment.
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Date of decision: 03/06/2021
Effective from: 12/06/2021