Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To note the new council homes due to be made available from the Hidden Homes programme located on Friary (Breamore), Grosvenor Park and East Dulwich Estates, and to agree the local lettings criteria for the initial lettings of the new homes.
1. That the new council homes due to be made available from the Hidden Homes programme located on three estates: Friary (Breamore), Grosvenor Park and East Dulwich Estate be noted.
2. That local lettings criteria below for the initial lettings of the new homes be agreed:
i. The hidden homes to be advertised through the Homesearch bidding website with 50% of the lettings provided to existing Southwark Council tenants within the local area where there is more than one hidden home located on the estate. Where there is only one hidden home developed, priority will be given to local tenants.
ii. That the local area is defined as tenants on the estate where the hidden home is located, Friary Estate, Grosvenor Park Estate and East Dulwich Estate.
iii. Rent arrears of less than four weeks or £50 if claiming housing benefit at point of application and point of offer.
iv. Households can only move upon successful completion of pre-tenancy inspection and interview as per section 5.26 of the councils published allocation scheme.
v. Households will be prioritised in existing priority bands and priority stars in accordance with our published allocations scheme.
vi. Requests for additional bedrooms to the assessed need will not be considered unless on medical grounds confirmed by Housing Solutions medical assessment service. Equally no households will be permitted to move into the new homes where the property size is below their assessed bed need creating a situation of overcrowding.
Publication date: 15/11/2022
Date of decision: 15/11/2022
Effective from: 23/11/2022